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26 Feb 2024

Adventure Day at Munroe Elementary Volunteer Opportunity

When: Feb 26, 2024

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Adventure Day, Energy Day, Great Day, at Munroe Elementary.

Volunteers needed to help teach youth about our industry!

For more information reach out to [email protected]

 

27 Feb 2024

Validation of Conductive Fracture Imaging with Cross Well Strain and Permanent Fiber Optic Flow - February

When: Feb 27, 2024

Where: Ovintiv

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Host:  Society of Petroleum Engineers, Denver Section

Event:  February 27 2024 Technical Happy Hour

Time:  February 27th, 4-6 (HH begins at 4, Talk at 430, Social until 6)

Location:  Ovintiv 40th Floor, 370 17th St, Denver, CO 80202

Study Group Category:  Completion 

Speaker: Scott Taylor, Co-Founder, CEO Reservoir Imaging Solutions LLC

  1. Title:  Validation of Conductive Fracture Imaging with Cross Well Strain and Permanent Fiber Optic Flow   

Abstract:

 The study applies Conductive Fracture Imaging (CFI) on Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site-2 in the Delaware Basin, USA, acquired in 2019. The CFI results are independently delivered and compared with strain data recorded by permanent distributed fiber optic sensor arrays in a vertical data well (the Boxwood 5PH) and two horizontal wells (Boxwood 3H and Boxwood 4H). Boxwood 4H’s permanent fiber provides Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) cluster flow and proppant allocation analytics, as well as distributed strain sensing (DSS) for cluster level shut-in pressure build-up tests.

The objective of this study is to directly compare CFI results with in-well DAS and DSS fiber optic measurements. CFI utilizes microseismic events as active sources for reflection imaging of the conductive portion of hydraulic fractures, offering high-resolution images of the seismically active zone for precise description of cluster level fluid allocation and conductivity.

CFI has been benchmarked successfully against established fiber optic diagnostics, providing insights into conductive fracture geometries, cluster efficiencies, and in-well production flow profiling. Key advantages of CFI include imaging fluid and proppant allocation at the cluster level, offering a four-dimensional view of dynamic transport, estimating fracture height, and providing valuable data on hydraulic and conductive fracture geometries.

The study reveals strong correlations between CFI and cross-well strain intensity measured by fiber monitors, as well as good agreement with in-well DAS stimulation fluid allocation. Furthermore, CFI shows clear correlations with cluster level DSS strain changes during the production phase, accurately resolving cluster positions along the wellbore. Cluster level reflectivity values from CFI demonstrate a robust agreement with DSS strain change peak values observed on the same clusters.

Bio:

Scott has over 20 years’ direct experience spanning finance, energy, mining, defense, and civil engineering industries. He graduated from Franklin College (Lugano) Switzerland with BSc in Finance 2002. Scott started his career raising money for both public and private markets as well as mining project in commodities trading. He co-founded Reservoir Imaging Solutions (RIS) in 2019, a technology-driven subsurface imaging company that was recognized by Darcy Partners as one of the top 10 subsurface oilfield technologies in 2022. Scott also founded Lithos in 2022 and took it public (CBOE:LITS) in Q2 of 2023. Lithos is a technology company focused on delivering sustainable lithium production from brine reservoirs. Scott has prior technical and financial experience in exploration, development, and pilot scale production on mines in Canada, Mexico and the Russian Federation. His experience also includes five years working for an engineering company in the mining and energy space which included resource development and drill programs on mines, and his skill-set enables him to work hands-on in the field and advising to use modern subsurface imaging techniques. He is a published author, has 5 issued patents, and is an invited speaker and member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists.

Registration Link:  Click Here 

1 Mar 2024

SPE Regional Awards Deadline

When: Mar 1, 2024

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Regional awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level.

  • Regional nominations remain active for one year. Regional award recipients will be eligible to be considered at an international level (with regional director approval). If approved, the international nomination will remain active for three years. New nominations should not be submitted for these candidates.
  • Regional awards are presented at local events TBA by the regional director.
  • Regional nominations require a minimum of one letter of support, maximum of six, to be uploaded by contributors.
  • Regional nominations require candidates to upload their CV/Resume or LinkedIn profile.
  • View regional eligibility requirements.

3 Mar 2024

SOCO Polar Plunge

When: Mar 3, 2024

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Join our Team March 3, 2024 to support Special Olympics Colorado.

5K Run\Walk followed by an Ice Bath at Wash Park, Denver, CO

 

Contact Julie Tannehill for more information: [email protected]

 

5 Mar 2024

Business Development Technical Happy Hour: Upstream Inventory Growth Panel Session

When: Mar 5, 2024

Where: Ovintiv

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Upstream Inventory Growth

Today’s views, challenges and opportunities

SPE Denver Business Development Panel

Join us for our section’s second business development technical happy hour! This happy hour will be a panel session moderated by Owen McMillian discussing upstream industry and growth with input from our esteemed panel, Austin Akers, Mark Cleveland, Skyler Gary, and Andrew Haney. Focus will be placed on today’s views as well as current and future challenges and opportunities for growth within the sector! Big thank you to Ovintiv, Opportune, Elevation Midstream and ComboCurve for sponsoring this event. Additional sponsorship opportunities are available!

 

March 5th at Ovintiv’s Office, 40th Floor Meeting Space

Register for the Symposium here

 

BIO‘s:

Panel Session Moderator

Owen McMillian, Land Manager Ovintiv

 

Austin Akers, CEO Bison Oil and Gas

Prior to co-founding Bison in 2015, Austin co-founded and served as Vice President of Land at LOGOS Resources, LLC.. Mr. Akers began his career as a field landman throughout the Rockies. During his career Austin has founded numerous companies in the oil and gas space including Buffalo Royalties, LLC and Warner-Caldwell Investments, LLC. In addition, Mr. Akers currently sits on the board of Taproot Rockies Midstream, LLC and Children’s Hospital Foundation Colorado. Austin graduated with a degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

 

Mark Cleveland, Vice President Business Development Civitas Resources 

Mark Cleveland is currently the VP of Business Development at Civitas Resources. In 2023, he helped lead CIVI’s entry into the Permian basin through a series of 4 separate transactions. Previously, he led business development and reservoir engineering at RimRock Oil and Gas, worked in JP Morgan’s Natural Resources investment banking group, and in various roles at Talisman Energy. He earned his master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the Colorado School of Mines. 

 

Skyler Gary, Founder and Co-CEO Avant Natural Resources 

Founder & Co-CEO 

Skyler Gary co-founded Avant in 2019 and serves as Co-Chief Executive Officer. He leads fundraising efforts and company strategy, while overseeing business development, land execution and personnel management. Skyler was previously Director of Land and Business Development for Hat Creek Energy, LLC a Denver-based E&P company with operated and non-operated assets in several states. Skyler earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of San Diego. 

 

ANDREW HANEY   |   CO-PRESIDENT   |   NICKEL ROAD OPERATING LLC 

Mr. Haney is Co-President and Co-Founder of Nickel Road Operating LLC (“Nickel Road”). He has over 20 years of experience in technical and leadership roles, oil and gas asset management, development engineering and field production optimization. At Nickel Road, Mr. Haney has grown the upstream oil and gas producer to a significant operated position in the DJ Basin with a robust inventory of permitted horizontal drilling locationsPrior to founding Nickel Road, he previously held various roles in companies focused on the development of unconventional oil and gas resources across the Rockies region including Vice President of Development for Ursa Operating Company (2012 2017), Senior Reservoir Engineer Business Development at Pioneer Natural Resources USA (2012) and as Reservoir Engineer and Completions Engineer for Encana Oil & Gas (USA) Inc. (20052012). He began his career with Shell Exploration & Production Company as a Reservoir Engineer (2001 – 2005).  Mr. Haney has a passion for strategies that leverage technical innovation to create commercial value 
 
Mr. Haney received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering with Honors from Colorado School of Mines and a M.S. in Global Energy Management from the University of Colorado Denver. He is a member of the President’s Council of the Colorado School of Mines Foundation and a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  Under his leadership, Nickel Road was recognized by the Denver Business Journal as one of the 2022 Best Places to Work – Small Companies. 

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