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2019

May
16-17
2019 Core Conference
Event Sponsor
Drop by CDL’s table on your way in and check out our Montney technical posters featuring the evolution of the play and Montney Hydrodynamics: Then and Now, as we help celebrate 50 years of the CSPG Core Conference.
Date: May 16-17, 2019
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: AER Core Research Centre
Address: 3955 Research Way NW
May
13-15
GeoConvention 2019
Show Exhibitor – Booth #411
Join us at GeoConvention 2019! Learn about CDL's latest innovations including the upcoming Western Canada Hydrodynamics Database and our recently completed Montney Hydrodynamics Study, Phase III. Find out what we've been writing about in the Discovery Digest and get a live demo of our play evaluation platform, Catalyst. 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 for live demos, free giveaways and a chance to win!
Date: May 13-15, 2019
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Address: 120 9 Ave SE
Differentially Stuck Meridee Fockler
The pursuit of oil, heavy oil and liquids dominated activity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin in 2018. The differentials between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and the major western Canadian crudes (Western Canada Select (WCS) and Edmonton Light Sweet Crude) became more problematic as the year progressed and impacted companies’ budgets for 2019.
Session: Business and Financial, Telus Room 104-105
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler
Date: Tuesday, May 14, 2019
Time: 8:35am - 9:00am
What’s hydrodynamics done for me lately? Select case studies from the Conventional and Unconventional Montney Formation Kaush Rakhit
Hydrodynamic techniques have been used to aid exploration and development for decades. Primarily applied to conventional plays, we have historically pointed their application to reservoirs that could roughly be termed as dynamic (active fluid flow) or static (sluggish to very little fluid flow) and employed somewhat different techniques to further our understanding. In both cases, the techniques required some degree of reservoir permeability and hence pressure continuity. With the focus today on Unconventional (tight to very tight) reservoirs, the basic premise of these techniques no longer apply. Pressure continuity, what’s that? We use several case studies from the Montney Formation to exemplify how the application of hydrodynamics has evolved as exploration focus moved from Conventional to Deep Basin and Transitional hydrodynamic systems.
Session: Skill Fundamentals 101 and Case Studies Part II, Telus Room 104-105
Presenter(s): Kaush Rakhit
Date: Monday, May 13, 2019
Time: 4:10pm - 4:35pm
Differentially Stuck Meridee Fockler
The pursuit of oil, heavy oil and liquids dominated activity in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin in 2018. The differentials between West Texas Intermediate (WTI) and the major western Canadian crudes (Western Canada Select (WCS) and Edmonton Light Sweet Crude) became more problematic as the year progressed and impacted companies’ budgets for 2019. This analysis highlights the trends and geological zones that industry pursued in 2018.
Presented May 2019 at GeoConvention
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 3:56pm

2018

September
10-11
Canadian Frac Sand Exhibition & Conference 2018
Show Exhibitor
Please join us at the 2018 Canadian Frac Sand Exhibition & Conference where frac sand buyers, sellers and service companies all come together! Stop by our booth to learn about CDL's updated five-year Frac Sand Forecast.
Date: September 10-11, 2018
Time: 8:30am - 4:00pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: Calgary Stampede
Address: 1410 Olympic Way SE
Western Canada Frac Sand Forecast 2018-22 Mark Lenko
CDL’s updated Frac Sand Forecast 2018-2022 is a ground-up analysis of historical frac sand usage and forecast of future trends. Each of the major resource plays in Western Canada are analyzed and forecast separately to arrive at this comprehensive look at the entire basin. The foundation is an amalgamation of industry drilling forecasts and recent completion designs (tonnage, mesh size, stages, fluids) feeding into a proprietary Monte Carlo simulation that generates high, expected and low demand forecasts. The granularity of this forecast is unmatched and provides a clear picture of future trends.
September 2018
Presenter(s): Mark Lenko
Date: Sunday, July 21, 2019
Time: 3:56pm
May
7-9
GeoConvention 2018
Show Exhibitor – Booth #313
Come join us at GeoConvention 2018! Learn about the evolution of CDL's subscription products including Discovery Digest and the Catalyst Play Evaluation Platform, and get updates on the South Duvernay Oil Play and other multi-client projects. Take in the technical talks (see CDL’s talk below), do some networking at the social events and visit our booth on the exhibit floor for live demos, free giveaways and a chance to win!
Date: May 7-9, 2018
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Address: 120 9 Ave SE
Is This the New “Normal ”? Meridee Fockler
Resource plays are the primary development targets in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin outside oil sands areas. Canadian Discovery continuously analyzes activity trends in the Basin spanning the stratigraphic column. This analysis will look back at 2017 to highlight the trends and geological zones that industry is pursuing.
Session: Compare/Contrast North America Unconventional Plays
Presenter(s): Meridee Fockler
Date: Monday, May 7, 2018
Time: 10:35am - 11:00am
April
18
Chasing the Right Opportunities: Balancing Expectations of Value Between Buyer and Seller
Sproule Webinar Series
Learn to quickly assess investment opportunities that match production or profitability objectives. Sproule will use performance, economic and by-product analysis available exclusively in the play evaluation platform Catalyst to compare opportunities. This session will focus on the East Duvernay, Alberta Viking and Dunvegan areas.
Presenter(s): Matthew Tymchuk
Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Venue: WebEx

2017

September
19
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
September
11-12
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
May
15-19
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
May
2-4
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

2016

November
3
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

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