2019 Technical Program

Scheduled Presentations

2019 EASTERN SECTION AAPG TECHNICAL PROGRAM

ORAL SESSION I – MONDAY MORNING – THE ALDER

Utilizing Technology in Modern Exploration and Production

Presiding: Shuvajit Bhattacharya

8:00

Characterizing the Development of North American Source Rock Reservoirs from the Ordovician-Jurassic: A Proxy-Based Multivariate Geochemical Approach
Samantha R. Ritzer and Erik A. Sperling
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8:25

Water Vapor Condensing in Anisotropic Pores of Shales by Neutron Scattering
Guijie Sang, Shimin Liu*, Derek Elsworth and Rui Zhang
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8:50

Anisotropic Pore Structure of Marcellus Shale Under Uniaxial Compression: A Small-Angle Neutron Scattering Study
Rui Zhang, and Shimin Liu
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9:15

3D Seismic Interpretation in Salt Basins: Analytic Review of Case Studies
Abdullah Basaloom
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9:40

3D Seismic Characterization of Devonian Transfer Faults in the Appalachian Plateau
Travis Duran and Tom Bardol
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10:05

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10:25

Machine-Learning with Multi-Seismic Attributes in Cambro-Ordovician Carbonates of Southwestern Pennsylvania
Randall Hunt
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10:50

Using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to Develop a Predictive Landslide Susceptibility Model to Assist with Well Pad and Pipeline Planning and Design
Thomas E. Jordan, Jeffrey C. Dick, Coskun Bayrak and Peter Kimosop
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11:15

Building Reliable Local Earth Models of Utica Shale Reservoirs in the Presence of Missing Values and Sparse Data: An Integration of Classic Statistics, Spatial Statistics, and Machine Learning
Jeffrey M. Yarus, Sara Gutierrez, Afshin Fathi, Julie Bloxson, Roger H. French and Beverly Z. Saylor
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11:40

NMR Log Calibration for Permeability Prediction with Multimodal Carbonates: A Case Study from a Silurian-Aged Pinnacle Reef in Northern Michigan
Z.M.K Cotter, B. Grove and A. Haagsma
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ORAL SESSION II – MONDAY MORNING – THE CEDAR

Reservoir Characterization: Studies and Case Histories

Presiding: James McDonald

8:00

Combination of Simplified Local Density Theory and Molecular Dynamic Simulation to Study the Local Density Distribution of Hydrocarbon Gas in Shale Gas Reservoirs
Qiuhao Chang, Xingru Wu and Liangliang Huang
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8:25

Modeling of Emission Behavior of Shale Gas Based on Canister Desorption Testing
Fengyang Xiong and Joachim Moortgat*
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8:50

Advanced Petrophysical Logging of Pennsylvanian Cyclic Carbonates, Sleepy Hollow Field, Nebraska
Valerie Smith and R.M. Joeckel
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9:15

Silurian Reef Reservoir Heterogeneity in the Illinois Basin with a Focus on Germantown and Wapella East Fields. Reservoir Quality Variability as a Result of Differences in Depositional Environments, Diagenesis and Erosional Truncation at the End of the Silurian
Dennis Prezbindowski, Richard Inden, Michael Grammer and Mary Frush
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9:40

Multiscale Assessment of Pore Structures in Unconventional Gas Shale Systems
David R. Cole, Alexander Swift, Julia Sheets, Lawrence M. Anovitz and Susan Welch
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10:05

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10:25

Seismogenic Deformation Within the Utica/Pt Pleasant Reservoir in Northern Pennsylvania
Gregory C. Bank, Thomas A. Bardol, Andrew G. Smith and Dr. Shikha Sharma
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10:50

Organic Matter Macerals and Associated Mineralogical Matrices—Marcellus Formation, West Virginia
Julia M. Sheets, Susan A. Welch, Alexander M. Swift, Aaron L. Evelsizor, and David R. Cole
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11:15

Delta Slope Method: An Application of Mudgas Stable Isotopes to Map Fracture Influenced Production in Horizontal Wells
Dave Boyer
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11:40

Point Pleasant Formation Produced Water Characterization and Estimation of Future Production
Jeffrey C. Dick and Victoria R. Wilson
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ORAL SESSION III – MONDAY AFTERNOON – THE ALDER

Historical Perspectives on Energy Development in the Eastern USA

Presiding: Chuck Moyer

1:30

Development of the Classic Indiana Trenton Field: Exploration and Development Patterns Depicted in Historic and Recent Maps, and a Review of Recent TBR Exploration
Kevin Strunk
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1:55

The Lima-Indiana Oil and Gas Trend: North America’s First Giant Oil Field
Larry Wickstrom
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2:20

Early Drilling and Oil Production in and around Grand Lake, Ohio (1886-1911)
Jeff Spencer and Joyce Alig
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2:45

Early Indicators of the Utica/Point Pleasant Potential, Appalachian and Michigan Basins
Charles C. Moyer
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3:10

Historical Significance of the Macksburg Oil Field, Ohio
Jeffrey L. Deisher
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3:35

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3:55

From the Good Ole Days of the Heartland to Today, Ohio’s 160+ Years of Oil And Gas Activity and How Things have Changed
Matthew S. Erenpreiss, Michael P. McCormac and Theresa Egresi
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4:20

Highlights of Recent Exploration in Illinois
Joan E. Crockett and James Coffroth
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4:35

The Forgotten Oil and Gas Fields in Southwestern Pennsylvania
Douglas C. Bowman
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5:00

History of Structure Contour Mapping in the Appalachian Basin: 1870 – 1917
James McDonald
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ORAL SESSION IV – MONDAY AFTERNOON – THE CEDAR

IVa – Horizontal Wells: Drilling, Completion, Hydraulic Fracturing and Production Techniques

Presiding: Gregory Mason

1:30

The Horizontal Drilling of the Henrietta Field, Michigan: A Reactivated Ancient Impact Crater Forming Trenton-Black River Hydrothermal Reservoirs
Murray Matson
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1:55

Site Selection, Planning and Economics of Laterally Drilled Wells in Conventional Reservoirs
Greg Mason
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2:20

Hydraulic Fracturing “Sweet Spots” Identified Using Radiogenic Noble Gases
Brent A. Lary, William K. Eymold, Gus Wulsin, Colin J. Whyte and Dr. Thomas H. Darrah
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2:45

Improving Completion Techniques of Unconventional Shale Reservoirs Through the Analysis of Geomechanical Properties and Fracture Imaging; A Study of Horizontal Velocity and Image Logs Within the MIP-3H Marcellus Shale Well in Monongalia County, West Virginia
Kaitlin G. Evans, Tim R. Carr, Payam Kavousi Ghahfarokhi, Tobi Ore, Jarrett Smith and Randy Toth
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3:10

Lithofacies Analysis of Two Marcellus Wells Using Core and Log Data in Northern West Virginia
Randy T. Toth, Thomas Paronish, Dustin Crandall, Jonathan Moore and Timothy R. Carr
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3:35

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IVb – Conventional Exploration and Production in Eastern USA

3:55

Silurian Lockport in Ohio – Basins, Reefs, and “Newburg” Traps
Mark A. Neese
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4:20

Dolomitized Reef Buildup in the Silurian Louisville Limestone, Muldraugh Gas Storage Field, Meade County, Kentucky
David C. Harris and Lewis P. Barnette
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4:35

Seismic Interpretation of Rich Hill 3D, Salt Creek and Rich Hill Townships, Muskingum County, Ohio
Devin R. Fitzgerald, Robert B. Thomas and M. Wes Casto
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5:00

Evidence of Thrust Sheets and Décollement Within the Sedimentary Sequence of Northern Ohio; Clues for Possible Hidden Oil and Gas Pools
Mohammad D. Fakhari
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ORAL SESSION V – TUESDAY MORNING – THE ALDER

Energy Sustainability and the Environment

Presiding: Autumn Haagsma

8:00

What Have We Learned After 20 Years of Carbon Capture and Storage Research in the Illinois Basin?
H.E. Leetaru and C.P. Korose
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8:25

A Retrospective Accounting of the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership’s Technical Achievements and Contributions
Kristin M. Carter and Neeraj Gupta
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8:50

A Comparison of Resource Estimate Methodologies to Assess CO2 Storage Capacity Across the Northern Niagaran Pinnacle Reef Trend, Michigan
Autumn Haagsma, Ashwin Pasumarti, Joel Main, Manoj Valluri, Srikanta Mishra and Neeraj Gupta
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9:15

Geomechanical Characterization for Secure CO2 Storage in the Pennsylvanian-Permian Storage Complex in the Midcontinent Region, U.S.A.
Mackenzie Scharenberg and Andrew Dugui
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9:40

CCUS Opportunities in Southwestern Pennsylvania Oil Fields: Case Studies from the Midwest Regional Carbon Sequestration Partnership
Kristin M. Carter, Brian J. Dunst, Robin V. Anthony and Katherine W. Schmid
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10:05

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10:25

The Rock-Solid Scientific Evidence for Anthropogenic Global Warming
James F. Kasting
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10:50

Unusual and Unprecedented Warming? What do Geologic and Human History Tell Us?
Gregory R. Wrightstone
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11:15

Panel Discussion on Climate Change & Carbon Capture and Storage
Panel to include: James F. Kasting, Gregory R. Wrightstone, and Hannes Leetaru
Facilitators: John Wicks and Larry Wickstrom

ORAL SESSION VI – TUESDAY MORNING – THE CEDAR

Regional Geology of the Eastern USA

Presiding: Marty Shumway

8:00

New Interpretation of the Cambridge Arch and Parkersburg – Lorain Syncline in Ohio
Michael P. Solis
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8:25

New Interpretation on the Structural Geology of Strata in Chapel Creek and Berlin Heights, North-Central Ohio
Mohammad D. Fakhari, Dalton Oxner-Jones and Mark T. Baranoski
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8:50

Using Outcrops to Understand and Explain Subsurface Geological Phenomenon: Examples from the Upper Devonian (Famennian) Cleveland Shale Outcrop Belt, Greater Cleveland Metro Area, Ohio
David R. Blood, Gordon C. Baird and Joe T. Hannibal
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9:15

The Origin and Significance of the Lower Mississippian Sunbury Shale in East-Central United States
Frank R. Ettensohn and Jun Li
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9:40

Anticlines We Have Admired: A Review of Styles and Implications for Anticlines Observed in Seismic Reflection Data of the Northern Appalachian Basin
Robert D. Jacobi, Craig Eckert, Joel Starr and Ryan Mathur
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10:05

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10:25

Far–field Tectonic Controls on Deposition of the Ordovician Utica/Point Pleasant Play, Ohio Using Core Logging, Well Logging, and Multi-variate Analysis
Julie M. Bloxson
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10:50

Mesoproterozoic Rocks and Cambrian Magmatism: How Rodinian Rifting Influenced Deposition of the Thickest, Most Porous and Permeable Unit in the Illinois Basin
Jared Freiburg, David H. Malone, Mansour Khosravi, Franck Delpomdor and Georg Grathoff
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11:15

Extension of Appalachian Black-Shale Source Rocks into Adjacent Intracratonic Basins Through Basin Yoking
Frank R. Ettensohn
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11:40

Constraining Unusual Patterns of Thermal Maturity Within the New Albany Shale, Illinois Basin Using Source Rock Pyrolysis Geochemical Parameters and Aromatic Markers and Biomarkers in Fluid and Rock Extracts
Donna Caraway Willette
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ORAL SESSION VII – TUESDAY AFTERNOON – THE ALDER

VIIa Recent Advances and Case Studies in Enhanced Recovery of Oil and Gas

Presiding: Don Zuchy

1:30

History of Secondary and Enhanced Oil Recovery in Michigan
William B. Harrison, III
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1:55

Large Potential Reserves Remain for Secondary Oil Recovery in Ohio
Thomas E. Tomastik
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2:20

It’s Time For A Fresh Look At Berea and Clinton Secondary Recovery
Robert D. Winland
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2:45

Enhanced Oil Recovery Potential in Four Northern Appalachian Basin Oil Fields
Brian J. Dunst, Katherine W. Schmid, Robin V. Anthony and Kristin M. Carter
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3:10

Integrated Geologic Analysis of East Canton Consolidated Field (Ohio) for CO2-EOR
Robin V. Anthony
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3:35

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VIIb Environmental Impacts from Hydraulic Fracturing, Wastewater Disposal, and Minerals Extraction

3:55

Challenges Facing Class II Disposal Well Operations in the Appalachian Basin
Thomas E. Tomastik and J. Daniel Arthur
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4:20

Seismicity Induced by Hydraulic Fracturing and Wastewater Disposal in the Appalachian Basin
Michael Brudzinski, Maria Kozlowska, Robert Skoumal, Paul Friberg, Brian Currie and Seth Young
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4:35

Managing Potential Injection-Induced Seismicity Through Monitoring and Mitigation
Thomas E. Tomastik, J. Daniel Arthur, and Steve Tipton
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5:00

Production and Water Use in Pennsylvania’s Organic Shales
Katherine Schmid
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ORAL SESSION VIII – TUESDAY AFTERNOON – THE CEDAR

Hydrocarbon Exploration and Production from Unconventional Reservoirs

Presiding: Ed Rothman

1:30

Progress and Findings from “MSEEL 1” and the Transition to “MSEEL 2”: Creating Value from a Cooperative Project
B.J. Carney, Tim Carr, Jay Hewitt, Robert Vagnetti, Shikha Sharma and Alexandra Hakala
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1:55

Utica-Pt Pleasant and Marcellus Activity Update and Production Analysis
Marty Shumway, Tim Knobloch and Mitchell Houston

2:20

The Conasauga Shale Research Consortium (CSRC) Will Attempt to Unlock the Secrets of Appalachia’s Newest Unconventional Reservoir
John B. Hickman and David C. Harris
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2:45

Petroleum Geochemistry of the Upper Ordovician Maquoketa Group Source Rocks, Illinois Basin, USA
Tim E. Ruble, Richard J. Drozd, Wayne R. Knowles, Elizabeth A. Roberts and Donna C. Willette
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3:10

Temperature Dependent Diffusion of Noble Gases in Unconventional Shale Formations: A Comparison of the Appalachian and Permian Basins
W.K. Eymold, B.A. Lary, J.A. Harrington, C.J. Whyte, J. Moortgat and T.H. Darrah
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3:35

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3:55

Determining the Type, Amount and Kinetics of Hydrocarbons Generated in a Marcellus Shale Maturity Series
Vikas Agrawal, Shikha Sharma and Nicolaj Mahlstedt
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4:20

Characterization of the Late Famennian Lower Huron Shale Member of the Ohio Shale, Southern Scioto County, Ohio
Aaron L. Evelsizor, Julie M. Sheets, David R. Cole, John W. Olesik and Anthony D. Lutton
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4:35

Log Sampling Scales: How Ultra-High Resolution Logs Highlight the Intricacies of the Marcellus and Upper Devonian Shales
Timothy Vance
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5:00

Devonian Shale Oil Production in the Burning Springs Anticline, West Virginia
Ed Rothman and Gregory Wrightstone
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