Technical Papers & Presentations

BC Central Montney Fluid Dynamics and Liquids Production

Presenting Virtually at GeoConvention 2021

The objective of this analysis is to link regional fluid dynamics trends to liquids production in the BC Montney from Septimus to Dawson.

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Hydrodynamics, Deep Basin Systems and Exploring Downhole Geochemical Interactions in Unconventional Reservoirs: An Introduction

Presenting Virtually at GeoConvention 2021

The purpose of this presentation is to introduce the topic of hydrodynamics and discuss its role in helping to predict areas with a higher risk of...

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Petro-Lithium and Helium Resources of Western Canada: The State of the Basin

Presenting Virtually at GeoConvention 2021

The presentation provides an overview of the importance of lithium and helium, specifically why these elements will have an increasing role to play...

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2020-21 Western Canada Activity Review: The Patch in the Time of COVID

Presenting Virtually at GeoConvention 2021

A synopsis of drilling, completion, and land sale activity across the WCSB in 2020 and the first half of 2021.

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Hydrodynamics in the Llanos Basin, Colombia

Presenting Virtually at GeoConvention 2021

This presentation will outline the theory and workflow involved in identifying, mapping and predicting hydrodynamically tilted OWCs...

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WCSB Resource Plays Map with Drilling Activity

Q1, Q2 & Q3 2020

Modelled after our popular CDL Digest boardroom maps, this free download covers resource plays in western Canada...

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Liquids in the Lower Montney: Investigations Using Fluid Dynamics Data

Presented September 2020 at GeoConvention

Since unconventional development via horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing began in the Montney Formation around 2005, drilling has

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Marten Hills Clearwater Formation: Controls on Oil Quality

Presented September 2020 at GeoConvention

The Marten Hills-Nipisi Clearwater heavy oil play has seen rapid growth in production over the last three years...

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Using Fluid Dynamics Data for Regional to Reservoir-Level Data Analysis

Presented May 2020 at the TGS Well Data Summit

This presentation discusses the shift in methodologies in the interpretation of “fluid dynamics” data when transitioning from regional prospecting and

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What’s hydrodynamics done for me lately? Select case studies from the Conventional and Unconventional Montney Formation

Presented May 2019 at GeoConvention

In this presentation, we use several case studies from the Montney Formation to exemplify how the application of hydrodynamics has evolved as...

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Differentially Stuck

Presented May 2019 at GeoConvention

This analysis highlights the trends and geological zones that industry pursued in 2018...

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Western Canada Frac Sand Forecast 2018-22

September 2018

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...

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Is This the New Normal?

Presented May 2018 at GeoConvention

This presentation provides a geoscientific and well completions overview of 2017 activity, production results and trends.

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Profitability Variation in Viking Oil Plays

Published March 2018 in the Discovery Digest

The profitability of Viking oil plays is compared using the Sproule Play Metrics module in Canadian Discovery’s Catalyst Play Evaluation Platform...

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Cardium Oil Play Metrics

Published November 2017 in the Discovery Digest; Updated March 15, 2018

How do the plays in Western Canada stack up against one another? Using the Sproule Play Metrics module in Canadian Discovery’s Catalyst Play...

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What Will be Unconventional Next?

Presented September 2017 at Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen Conference

As part of a panel discussion on “What will be Unconventional Next?” this presentation explores the rise of unconventional and the impact of...

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Productivity and Recovery: Type Curves and EURs in the Northern Williston Basin

Presented May 2017 at GeoConvention and the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

This talk briefly outlines the methodology behind developing the type curves and forecasting the EURs to map both the EURs and estimated remaining...

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That’s Not a Train, It’s Daylight!

Presented May 2017 at GeoConvention

This analysis looks back at 2016 to highlight the trends and zones that the industry is pursuing.

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Western Canada Oil and Gas Plays: Then and Now

Presented November 2016 at Canadian Discovery

Crown land sale activity, completions metrics and production metrics for 2014 (pre-price collapse) and 2016 (still in the collapse) will be compared..

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Western Canada Plays: The Value of Play-based Type Curve EURs for Resource Plays

Presented November 2016 at Canadian Discovery

This presentation outlines a robust forecasting methodology based on play-based type curves and look at insights from EURs in several key resource...

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Montney Play: Trends In Drilling Data

Presented October 2016 at the SPE's Montney Play Workshop

Data analyzed from the Drilling Database shows some trends in recently drilled Montney wells. Current practices and avenues for optimization are...

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Western Canada Resource Plays: The Phoenix Awaits

Presented June 2016 at the AAPG Annual Convention & Exhibition

This presentation provides a geoscientific and well completions overview of recent resource play activity, results and trends...

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Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Bakken Completions Aiming for Design Improvements

Presented May 2016 at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

This presentation examines the optimal completion techniques that maximize estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) and minimize half cycle...

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Fruit from the Dunvegan Delta: A Geological and Completions Overview of Resource Oil and Gas Plays

Presented at the 2016 CSUR Advanced Technology Workshop

This presentation compares Dunvegan resource oil and gas to other Deep Basin resource plays, in addition to providing a geological overview of...

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Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Montney Completions: Taking Aim at Design Improvements

Presented in April 2016 at BC Unconventional Gas Technical Forum

Using multivariate statistical analysis, Canadian Discovery examined the optimal completion techniques that maximize Estimated Ultimate Recovery...

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Western Canada Resource Plays: The Slightly Smaller Fruit!

Presented March 2016 at GeoConvention

A geoscientific and well completions overview of recent resource play activity, results and trends...

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Catalyst Resource Play Evaluation Platform - Overview

Presented October 2015 at Canadian Discovery

This presentation delivers a comprehensive overview of how to scope opportunities using Catalyst...

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Canadian Unconventionals: The Low(er) Hanging Fruit

Presented October 2015 at the Unconventional Resources Conference

This presentation is a geoscientific and well completions overview of recent activity, results and trends in Western Canada...

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Montney Hydrodynamics & Geothermics – Impact on EURs

Presented May 2015 at Canadian Discovery

This is a review of regional variances of pressure, temperature and liquids content within the Montney...

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Geology, Geomechanics and QI for Resource Play Success

Presented May 2015 at Canadian Discovery

This three-part presentation draws from recent Canadian Discovery technical work and ongoing exploratory studies, utilizing real world examples...

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Western Canada E&P Activity, Results & Trends

Presented May 2015 at Canadian Discovery

This Digest presentation reviews recent activity and results for Western Canada, with an emphasis on hot and emerging plays, operators and technology.

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QI Workflow Poster

Spring 2015

This free poster download illustrates Canadian Discovery's Quantitative Seismic Interpretation workflow.

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2014 E&P Activity, Results and Trends

Presented November 2014 at Canadian Discovery

This Digest/Spark Lunch & Learn presentation reviewed recent activity and results for Western Canada, with an emphasis on hot and emerging plays...

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Geomechanics of the Duvernay Technical Talk

Presented November 2014 at Canadian Discovery

This presentation highlights how geomechanical insights can be used to optimize Duvernay resource play development...

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Montney Ante Creek: A Look at Past and Current Completion Strategies

Presented October 2014 at Canadian Discovery

A Well Completions & Frac Database Lunch & Learn presentation focused on the Montney highlighting recent completions trends.

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Integrating Geomechanics and Reservoir Characterization: Examples from Canadian Shale Plays

Presented July 2013 at the AAPG Geosciences Technology Workshop

This presentation reviews geomechanics and reservoir characterization of shale and carbonates in Canada.

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Incorporating 3-Component Seismic Data for Enhanced Detail in an Oil Sands Reservoir and Fluid Characterization

Presented November 2012 at the SEG 82nd Annual Meeting & Exposition

This paper examines the application of a quantitative interpretation workflow using an example from a Canadian oil sands project.

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Evolution of Resolution: Seismic Acquisition Considerations for Optimum Quantitative Interpretation

Presented October 2012 at Canadian Discovery

A presentation on how Quantitative Interpretation (QI) has changed the way we interpret seismic data.

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Journey to the Centre of the Unconventional Play: The Pathway from Regional Analysis through Quantitative Interpretation to Well Planning

Presented September 2012 at Canadian Discovery

A presentation on the imperative of fully integrating geology, geomechanics and quantitative seismic interpretation on the path from exploration...

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Top Resource Plays of 2011

Presented April 2012 at Canadian Discovery

Resource plays covered include the Exshaw-Bakken, Cardium, Montney and Duvernay.

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McKay Oil Sands 2D Seismic

Published March 2012 in Recorder

This paper describes the results of the customized workflow that examines if facies variations and fluid types can be distinguished using seismic...

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Facies, Environments, Diagenesis, Sequence Stratigraphy and an Oil Migration Model for the Bakken Petroleum System of the Williston Basin

Presented February 2012 at the Society for Sedimentary Geology: Permian Basin Section

Facies, Environments, Diagenesis, Sequence Stratigraphy and an Oil Migration Model for the Bakken Petroleum System of the Williston Basin

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Benchmarking Resource Plays: Implications for Exploitation and Development

Presented February 2012 to the Canadian Society of Unconventional Resources

This presentation covers how resource plays have created a paradigm shift in how exploration and production companies are drilling and completing...

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Quantitative Seismic Interpretation in the Canadian Oil Sands

Presented January 2012 at EAGE

This presentation integrates all available data to produce a detailed volume of deterministically derived reservoir, non-reservoir and fluid...

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Profiles with Terry Bradshaw

Aired on November 29, 2011

Canadian Discovery is highlighted for its work and innovation in unconventional resource plays on Profiles with Terry Bradshaw.

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Emerging Resource Plays in the WCSB

Presented July 2011 at Scotia Waterous

A presentation on emerging resource plays in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.

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Benchmarking Resource Plays

Presented July 2011 at Scotia Waterous

A presentation on benchmarking resource plays in Western Canada - specifically the Montney and Cardium.

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Drilling and Completions Techniques

Presented June 2011 at the Canadian Well Logging Society

This presentation investigates drilling and completions techniques being used by E&P companies for oil and gas wells

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Bakken Stress Measurements to Well Production

Presented May 2011 at the Williston Basin Petroleum Conference

This presentation covers initial observations on the relationship of Bakken stress measurements to well production in the Viewfield Area...

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3D Oil Sands Reservoir Characterization for Exploration, Development and Monitoring

Presented June 2010 at the EAGE Conference and Convention

This paper describes the process that integrates all available data to produce a detailed volume of deterministically derived reservoir...

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Acquisition Geometry and Pre-Stack Data Interpolation Comparisons for Oil Sands AVO Applications

Presented May 2010 at GeoCanada

A comparison of AVO, inversion and final reservoir characterization products.

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3D Reservoir Characterization in the Grand Rapids

Presented May 2010 at GeoCanada

An examinations of the key aspects and concerns in the SAGD development of the Grand Rapids bitumen resource.

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Canadian Williston Basin - Drilling Trends, 2003 to Present

Presented May 2007 at the Williston Basin Symposium

This statistical review of drilling activity from 2003 to present summarizes recent discoveries to highlight trends.

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Oil Exploration Trends in Western Canada - 2004 to 2006

Presented October 2006 at Canadian Discovery

An overview of recent oil exploration activity in Western Canada.

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