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Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen Conference 2017
Technical Presentation - What Will be Unconventional Next?
As part of a panel discussion on “What will be Unconventional Next?” this talk will explore the rise of unconventional and the impact of unconventional development on key plays in Western Canada. What were/are some of the changes that have facilitated the rise of the unconventional leap forward? The Viking, Montney and Cardium formations will be discussed. This will be followed by four other talks and a panel discussion for CAPL conference delegates.
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Time: 9:45am - 11:45am
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Winsport Markin MacPhail Centre
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW
Canadian Frac Sand Exhibition & Conference 2017
Show Exhibitor – Booth #17
Please join us at the 2017 Frac Sand Exhibition & Conference where frac sand buyers, sellers and service companies all come together! Check out our booth talk; Engineering Director Mark Lenko will outline CDL's new five-year Frac Sand Forecast.
Date: September 11-12, 2017
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: The Metropolitan Centre
Address: 333-4 Ave SW
GeoConvention 2017
Show Exhibitor – Booth #207
Come join us at GeoConvention 2017! Going beyond the traditional technical sessions, GeoConvention 2017 will take a holistic approach with a large spectrum of topics including financial market and long term strategy, infrastructures, regulations, safety and environmental protection, among others. So take in the technical talks (see CDL’s talks below), do some networking at the social events and visit our booth on the exhibit floor.
Date: May 15-19, 2017
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Productivity and Recovery: Type Curves and EURs in the Northern Williston Basin Mark Lenko
This talk will outline the methodology behind developing type curves and forecasting EURs to map both EURs and estimated remaining recoverable oil for the Bakken, Midale, Frobisher, Alida and Torquay that are being developed in the Canadian portion of the Williston Basin. Conclusions will discuss the spectrum of results and some of the reasons behind these.
Technical Talk
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: Monday, May 15, 2017
Time: 10:40am - 11:05am
That’s Not a Train, It’s Daylight! Meridee Fockler
Resource plays have become the norm in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin outside of the oil sands areas. Canadian Discovery continuously analyzes activity trends in the Basin spanning the stratigraphic column. This analysis looks back at 2016 to highlight the trends and zones that the industry is pursuing.
Technical Talk
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler
Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Time: 8:15am - 8:40am
2017 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
Technical Presentation - Productivity and Recovery: Type Curves and EURs in Northern Williston Basin
This talk will outline the methodology behind developing type curves and forecasting EURs to map both EURs and estimated remaining recoverable oil for the Bakken, Midale, Frobisher, Alida and Torquay that are being developed in the Canadian portion of the Williston Basin. Conclusions will discuss the spectrum of results and some of the reasons behind these.
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: May 2-4, 2017
Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm
Location: Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada
Venue: Evraz Place
Address: 1700 Elphinstone Street


Technical Talks at Canadian Discovery
Current trends, top plays and EURs
Join us for this double-header on November 3rd at Canadian Discovery, followed by wine, beer and snacks. Seating is limited so register soon and save your seat. See you there!
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Address: 200, 706 - 7 Avenue SW
Western Canada Oil and Gas Plays: Then and Now Meridee Fockler
Crown land sale activity, completions metrics and production metrics for 2014 (pre-price collapse) and 2016 (still in the collapse) will be compared, followed by a round-up of activity in the most significant plays in the Basin.
Technical Presentation
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Western Canada Plays: The Value of Play-based Type Curve EURs for Resource Plays Mark Lenko
Not all estimated ultimate recoveries (EURs) are created equal. While EURs from production declines are readily available, they do not work for resource play wells. Furthermore, EURs calculated across play types are also inherently inaccurate. This talk will outline a robust forecasting methodology based on play-based type curves and look at insights from EURs in several key resource plays in Western Canada.
Technical Presentation
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: Thursday, November 3, 2016
Time: 3:45pm - 4:30pm
SPE Workshop: The Montney Play
Technical Presentation - Montney Play: Trends In Drilling Data
Data analyzed from Canadian Discovery's Drilling Database shows some trends in recently drilled Montney wells. Current practices and avenues for optimization are highlighted. The paper is presented as part of Session 8: Subsurface Well Construction and Design.
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Time: 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Hotel Arts
SEG International Exposition and 86th Annual General Meeting
Technical Presentation - Towards Interactive QI Workflows
Quantitative interpretation (QI) is an analysis approach that is widely applied to extract detailed geological information from seismic data. Simultaneously, generic 'big data' analysis techniques are evolving rapidly, 'integration' is the goal of most geoscience departments and computer storage, processing speeds and visualization capabilities continue to grow exponentially. A workflow is proposed to harness all these advancements for the development of an interactive interpretation environment. Session: Recent Advances and the Road Ahead
Presenter(s): Laurie Weston Bellman
Date: Monday, October 17, 2016
Time: 1:00pm - 1:20pm
Location: Dallas, Texas, United States
Venue: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center
Address: Room 163/165
CSUR Fall Field Trip to the Highwood River
Canadian Discovery is a proud sponsor of this year's one-day field trip hosted by the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources. CDL's Neil Watson is among the experts attending to help ivestigate the control of composition, sedimentary facies and fabric on fracture characteristics of clastic tight oil reservoirs.
Presenter(s): Neil Watson
Date: Friday, September 30, 2016
Time: 8:00am - 4:30pm
AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition 2016
Show Exhibitor – Booth #1801
With a global audience of some 7,000 professionals from more than 72 countries, ACE is one of the most prestigious events for the geosciences community with a tradition of delivering an exceptionally strong, juried technical program, state-of-the-art technology displays and networking activities that create a dependable, fun and valuable business forum.
Date: June 19-22, 2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Optimizing Effort in the Oil Sands: An Experiment to Determine the Relative Benefit of Additional Wells in a Seismic Quantitative Interpretation Case Study Laurie Weston Bellman
Using Quantitative Interpretation, this presentation finds an elusive answer to the oft-asked question, "How many wells are necessary?"
Session: Theme 7: Oil Sands II: Stratigraphy (EMD/SEPM)
Presenter(s): Laurie Weston Bellman, K. Primrose, E. Duncan
Date: Monday, June 20, 2016
Time: 4:35pm - 4:55pm
Geological Classification of Seismic-Inversion Data in the Doba Basin of Chad Carl Reine
The Mangara field in Chad produces from Lower-Cretaceous Sequences of the Doba Basin. The reservoir units consist of interbedded sands and shales of different thicknesses, and the resulting variability in properties makes accurate characterization important for field development.
Session: Theme 9: Seismic Attribute Applications and Case Studies (AAPG)
Presenter(s): Carl Reine, C. Czelewski, C. Sandanayake
Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Time: 4:35pm - 4:55pm
Western Canada Resource Plays: The Phoenix Awaits Meridee Fockler
This presentation provides a geoscientific and well completions overview of recent resource play activity, results and trends. Despite the price crash, several plays remain active - albeit at much lower numbers compared to 2014. High activity plays will be discussed along with up-and-coming plays.
Session: Theme 6: WCSB Unconventional Plays (EMD)
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler, Ben McKenzie
Date: Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Time: 8:05am - 8:25am
2016 Williston Basin Petroleum Conference
Technical Presentation - Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Bakken Completions – Aiming for Optimal Design
Canadian Discovery Ltd. (CDL) 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 Viewfield Area of the Bakken Resource Play. 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: Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Time: 3:35pm - 3:55pm
Location: Bismarck, North Dakota, United States
Venue: Bismarck Event Center
Address: Meeting Rooms 103-105