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CSUR 2016 Advanced Technology Workshop
Technical Presentation
CDL will present, "Fruit from the Dunvegan Delta: A Geological and Completions OVerview of Resource Oil and Gas Plays." This presentation will compare Dunvegan resource oil and resource gas plays to other Deep Basin resource plays; provide a regional geological overview of the Dunvegan and compare geology, production and completions practices in three production areas.
Presenter(s): Michele Innes, Jeffrey Horton
Date: Thursday, April 28, 2016
Time: 2:00pm - 2:30pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Alberta Innovates - Technology Futures Theatre
B.C. Unconventional Gas Technical Forum
Technical Presentation - Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Montney Completions Aiming for Design Improvements.
Canadian Discovery Ltd. has used a multivariate statistical analysis to examine the optimal completion techniques that maximize Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) and minimize half cycle (drilling and completion costs) for wells drilled in the liquid-rich natural gas fairway of the Montney.The talk will outline the region of focus, data used, the statistical technique, results of the analysis and potential improvements and applications for future work.
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko, Samantha Foster
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 11:05am - 11:30am
Location: Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Venue: Victoria Conference Centre
Address: Oak Bay Room
GeoConvention 2016
Show Exhibitor – Booth #506
Please join us as the CSPG, CSEG and CWLS come together to host Optimizing Resources, a convention that will bring together over 4,000 earth science professionals from North America and around the world. This event will provide a valuable networking and learning experience for all delegates, with three full days of technical talks, an exhibit floor displaying the latest industry developments, special events throughout the week, and more.
Date: March 7-9, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Insights into converted-wave AVO and its use in inversion Carl Reine
This presentation is a tutorial, and a series of examples, on the use of converted-wave data for AVO analysis, with the goal of improving inversion results. We discuss some of the processing considerations for converted-wave AVO, and also show examples of how changes in S-impedance and density influence PP- and PS-amplitudes differently.
Session: Insights – Inversion and Attributes
Presenter(s): Carl Reine, Rob Tilson
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 9:15am - 9:40am
A rock-physics based classification of the Doba Basin of Chad Carl Reine
Rock-physics models provide the means to translate the elastic properties obtained from seismic inversion, into geological attributes that carry more intuitive meaning for reservoir development. In this presentation, we create a rock model that initially is based on x-ray diffraction (XRD) analysis, fluid analysis, and engineering parameters. We then extend the model to account for the interbedded nature of the reservoir, using net-to-gross ratio (N:G), along with porosity, to create a geological model of the field.
Session: International Case Studies I
Presenter(s): Carl Reine, Chris Szelewski, Chaminda Sandanayake
Date: Tuesday, March 8, 2016
Time: 11:15am - 11:40am
Western Canada Resource Plays: The Slightly Smaller Fruit! Meridee Fockler
Resource plays using horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing technologies continue to dominate the Canadian oil and gas landscape outside of the oil sands areas. Canadian Discovery Ltd. continuously analyzes western Canada resource plays, spanning Cretaceous to Devonian reservoirs and extending across British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. This analysis highlights potential trends the industry is pursuing.
Session: Basin Analysis/Sedimentology
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler, Ben McKenzie
Date: Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Time: 2:45pm - 3:15pm
CSUR Montney Innovation Day
Technical Presentation
The Montney Formation is firmly established as one of North America's top tier resource plays. But within this massive trend not all areas and operators are alike. Find out how factors such as pressure, temperature, hydrocarbon phase, rock quality, well length and completions practice invariably control project outcome, EURs and play economics.
Presenter(s): Kaush Rakhit, Mark Lenko
Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Time: 9:30am - 5:30pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Sunlife Plaza Conference Centre (Mezzanine Level)
NAPE Summit
Exhibitor - Booth #2421
Drop by for a demo of the Well Completions & Frac Database, Catalyst application, Discovery Digest, Digest Spark or Technical Studies Library. Looking for Canadian opportunities? Find out how Canadian Discovery's Strategic Services can help you.
Date: February 10-12, 2016
Time: 10:00am - 7:00pm
Location: Houston, Texas, United States
Venue: George R. Brown Convention Center


Scoping Opportunities Just Got Easier!
CATALYST Launch Party
Canadian Discovery invites you and your colleagues to celebrate our new application for evaluation resource plays. CATALYST replaces EDGE software and brings in a new era of data discovery.
Date: Thursday, October 29, 2015
Time: 2:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Canadian Discovery Theatre
Address: Suite 200, 706 - 7 Avenue SW
Unconventional Resources Conference
Show Exhibitor – Booth #300.
The growth in supply from today’s unconventional formations has deemed the necessity of constant and frequent technological breakthroughs which evidently can make the production of these unconventionals commercially viable. The SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference is one of the most dedicated events to this topic. It offers E&P professionals an arena to discuss and showcase the latest technologies, best practices, challenges and suggested solutions for discovering, developing, and producing unconventional resources in North America.
Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Canadian Uncoventionals – The Low(er) Hanging Fruit Kaush Rakhit
This presentation is a geoscientific and well completions overview of recent activity, results and trends in Western Canada. Resource plays are ranked using several production metrics, and six of the most active plays are discussed, including the Spirit River, Montney and Viking.
Unconventional Resources Conference
Presenter(s): Kaush Rakhit
Date: Thursday, October 22, 2015
Time: 8:30am - 9:30am
Lunch & Learn - Well Completions & Frac Database
Find out how to use the largest publicly available, digital completions dataset in the world!
This session will teach you how to optimize completions programs, benchmark competitor performance and more. We'll introduce new data fields and provide best practices, with analysts on hand to provide a 1-on-1 walkthrough. Be sure to stick around for a sneak peek into CATALYST, our newest data application.
Date: Thursday, October 1, 2015
Time: 11:30am - 1:00pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Canadian Discovery Theatre
Address: Suite 200, 706 - 7 Avenue SW
Reading Between the Lines II: A NEBC Shale Gas Quanititative Interpretation Case Study Incorporating Multi-component Data
See what earned Laurie Weston-Bellman and her co-authors a Best Presentation Award out of 300+ talks at GeoConvention 2015!
This talk illustrates the successful integration of converted-wave shear (PS) seismic data into a QI workflow to improve the prediction of facies and geomechanical properties of a shale reservoir interval. The results of this expanded workflow will be compared to those achieved using the P-wave component only, with additional insight provided by a 3D VSP.
Presenter(s): Laurie Weston Bellman
Date: Thursday, August 13, 2015
Time: 9:00am - 10:00am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Canadian Discovery Theatre
Address: Suite 200, 706 - 7 Avenue SW
Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC)
Show Exhibitor – Booth #835
Come by our booth to get product demos and talk to our experts about what they're working on. Canadian Discovery is giving three presentations at this conference.
Date: July 20-22, 2015
Location: San Antonio, Texas, United States
A Regional Review of Geomechanical Drilling Experience and Problems in the Duvernay Formation in Alberta Mehrdad Soltanzadeh
This paper summarizes the results of a comprehensive regional review of drilling experience for 43 Duvernay wells. In this review, the details of drilling experience for these wells were documented using a graphical approach that captures important information on the details of drilling incidents including depths and dates, along with information on mud weights and well trajectory.
Oral Presentation
Presenter(s): Mehrdad Soltanzadeh, Amy Fox, Sarah Hawkes, David Hume
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015
Time: 10:50am - 11:10am
Optimizing Completions Within The Montney Resource Play Mike Seifert
In recent years, the Montney has emerged as one of North America’s top resource plays. Since 2008, there have been more than 3,200 horizontal, multi-stage wells drilled and completed targeting the Montney. As development proceeds, operators are beginning to realize that heterogeneities in the Montney require variable approaches to completions to achieve optimal results within each region of the play.
Oral Presentation
Presenter(s): Mike Seifert, Mark Lenko, Joshua Lee
Date: Monday, July 20, 2015
Time: 11:40am - 12:00pm
Application of Mechanical and Mineralogical Rock Properties to Identify Fracture Fabrics in the Devonian Duvernay Formation in Alberta Mehrdad Soltanzadeh
This presentation suggests that using natural and induced fracture fabrics observed on image logs and in cores, along with mineralogical and mechanical rock properties, is a more practical approach to assist with identifying sweet spots in unconventional play.
Oral Presentation
Presenter(s): Mehrdad Soltanzadeh, Graham Davies, Amy Fox, David Hume, Nasir Rahim
Date: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Time: 10:50pm - 11:10pm