Day 1 - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

8:00
Registration Opens and Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chair
9:15
Panel: Global Shale Oil and Gas Exploration Challenges: How Can North America’s Success be Emulated Globally?
10:25
Networking Coffee Break
10:45
Examining Industry’s Latest Strategies in Multi-Well Pad Optimization for Increasing the Return Rate of Each Fracture
11:30
Increasing Completion Efficiencies to Actualize Value and Maximize Returns
12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Reducing Costs and Increasing Production with Extended Reach Lateral Drilling Techniques
2:15
Proactive Strategies for Mitigating Interwellbore Communication
3:00
Networking Coffee Break
3:15
Exploring the State of Shale’s Public Image and Strategies for Maintaining your Social License
4:00
Examining Antero’s Techniques for Effective Frac Water Sourcing, Distribution, Recycling, Treatment and Disposal in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays
4:45
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

8:30
Coffee Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair
9:15
Report Card on Shale Operations in Eastern Canada
9:45
A Proactive Approach for Environmental Protection
10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:35
Examining the Future Outlook of Canadian Shale Gas Including Local Demand, Opportunities for Export & Global Competitiveness
11:20
Developing a Sustainable Capital Program and Attracting Reliable Foreign Investment
12:05
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:20
Identifying Effective Techniques for Eliminating Water Contamination
2:05
Analyzing Two-Phase Early-Time Production Data of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells
2:35
Networking Coffee Break
2:50
Examining Microseismic Accuracy and Integrating Microseismic Data with Engineering Tools
3:35
Exploring Stacked Resource Plays in Southern Alberta – Natural Fracture Systems and their Implication on Developing Fractured Reservoirs
4:20
Identifying the Factors that Control Sweet Spots in Shale Plays – Examples from the Haynesville and Eagle Ford Shales
5:00
Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, January 28, 2014

8:00
Registration Opens and Coffee is Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from Conference Co-Chair

Richard Moorman
Technical Advisory Board Member
Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd.

9:15
Panel: Global Shale Oil and Gas Exploration Challenges: How Can North America’s Success be Emulated Globally?

Moderator:

Basim Faraj
Vice President, New Ventures
Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd

Panelists:

Richard Moorman
Technical Advisory Board Member
Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd.

Randall Miller
President, Integrated Reservoir Solutions
Core Laboratories (USA)

  • Exploring how North American experience can best be utilized on a global scale
  • Examining and understanding the specific challenges facing exploration in Europe, Australia, Asia and South America
  • Defining the role North American companies and regulators can play in developing global shale resources
  • Outlining and mitigating the technical and environmental concerns inherent in doing business in foreign countries
  • Examining strategies for cohesive partnerships between North American companies and foreign governments

Q&A Period to follow

10:25
Networking Coffee Break
10:45
Examining Industry’s Latest Strategies in Multi-Well Pad Optimization for Increasing the Return Rate of Each Fracture

Ian McConnell
Vice President, Corporate Business Development
Core Laboratories Canada Ltd.

  • Examining evolving practices to optimize well pads
  • Outlining important criteria to consider early to ensure optimization is achieved
    • have you covered all your bases?
    • is there room for improvement?
  • Effectively transitioning from tight gas to tight oil
  • How to determine the maximum number of well pads that is optimal for your site

Q&A Period to follow

11:30
Increasing Completion Efficiencies to Actualize Value and Maximize Returns

Tim Leshchyshyn
President
Fracturing Horizontal Well Completions Inc.

  • Examining reservoir characteristics to ensure that completion methods are project specific
  • Exploring new advancements in completion design
  • How to identify problems early and along the way and make necessary adjustments as you go
    • recording and reviewing critical data
  • Assessing the pros and cons of engineered fracture fluid systems

Q&A Period to follow

12:15
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:30
Reducing Costs and Increasing Production with Extended Reach Lateral Drilling Techniques

John Hunter
Senior Drilling Engineer
Apache Corporation

  • Understanding how extended reach laterals can optimize reservoir contact and minimize cost per foot drilled
  • Identifying the challenges associated with longer laterals
    • Torque and drag issues
    • Tool maintenance concerns
    • Proper hole cleaning techniques
  • Analyzing rock composition to determine which lateral length is right for your specific project
  • Making the business case for extended reach lateral drilling initiatives

Q&A Period to follow

2:15
Proactive Strategies for Mitigating Interwellbore Communication

George Conroy
President
The Frac Notice Group

Ryan Ganske
Senior Vice President & COO
West Rock Energy Consultants Ltd.

  • Assessing risks factors associated with interwellbore communication incidents
  • Creating an effective offset well-control plan policy
  • Understanding D83’s impact on industry operations
  • Designing a communication contingency plan to minimize impacts should an interwellbore communication event occur

3:00
Networking Coffee Break
3:15
Exploring the State of Shale’s Public Image and Strategies for Maintaining your Social License

John P. Martin
Founder
JPMartin Energy Strategy LLC

  • What are the specific processes that shape public opinion on shale development?
  • Examining the regulatory response to public pressure and the potential impacts for industry
  • Exploring how industry is responding to public concerns – examining some innovative responses and how they are working
  • Assessing how increased public scrutiny may impact the industry in western Canada

Q&A Period to follow

4:00
Examining Antero’s Techniques for Effective Frac Water Sourcing, Distribution, Recycling, Treatment and Disposal in the Marcellus and Utica Shale Plays

Tim Clawson
Director, Completions Operations
Antero Resources Corp.(USA)

  • Examining the latest innovations in reusing and recycling frac water
  • Exploring cost-effective and compliant water disposal options
  • Assessing the best course of action for your specific project
  • Ensuring proper removal of contaminants to guarantee safe water reusage

Q&A Period to follow

4:45
Conference Adjourns

Day 2 - Wednesday, January 29, 2014

8:30
Coffee Served
9:00
Opening Remarks from the Conference Co-Chair

Basim Faraj
Vice President, New Ventures
Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd

9:15
Report Card on Shale Operations in Eastern Canada

Nicki Atkinson
Exploration Manager
SWN Resources Canada, Inc.

  • Exploring the current and future state of SWN Resources Canada’s shale developments
  • Understanding the four major components of the company’s exploration program
    • Airborne gravity and magnetic surveys
    • Surface geochemistry
    • 2D seismic imaging
    • Exploratory wells
  • Assessing the economic opportunities for shale oil and gas development in Eastern Canada

Q&A Period to follow

9:45
A Proactive Approach for Environmental Protection

Shane Lindsay
Vice President of Sales
Katch Kan

10:15
Networking Coffee Break
10:35
Examining the Future Outlook of Canadian Shale Gas Including Local Demand, Opportunities for Export & Global Competitiveness

Simon Mauger
Director, Gas Services
Ziff Energy- A Division of Solomon Associates

  • Evaluating the long-term outlook for shale gas in Canada
  • Assessing the export potential for Canadian gas
  • Understanding the impact of a reduced US gas market
  • Exploring new emerging opportunities for Canadian gas

Q&A Period to follow

11:20
Developing a Sustainable Capital Program and Attracting Reliable Foreign Investment

Bruce Edgelow
Vice President, Energy
ATB Financial, Corporate Financial Services

  • Determining the right joint venture opportunity – which is the right fit for you?
  • Defining the necessary elements of a sustainable capital program
  • Exploring elements that drive foreign investment interest
  • Assessing the possibility of going full cycle without the aid of foreign investment
  • Discovering creative financial strategies for increasing capital

Q&A Period to follow

12:05
Networking Luncheon for Delegates and Speakers
1:20
Identifying Effective Techniques for Eliminating Water Contamination

Richard Moorman
Technical Advisory Board Member
Tamboran Resources Pty Ltd.

  • Understanding which acquifer protection strategies are needed to limit potential groundwater contamination
  • Examining effective drilling and completion strategies for mitigating contamination risks
  • Discovering best practices for monitoring and recording water data
  • Understanding the importance of precautionary water testing and how it can positively impact your operations

Q&A Period to follow

2:05
Analyzing Two-Phase Early-Time Production Data of Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells

Hassan Dehghanpour
Assistant Professor, Petroleum Engineering
University of Alberta

  • Assessing flowback chemical analysis for determining true load recovery
  • Determining possible factors responsible for low flowback efficiency
  • Exploring two-phase flow in Horn River and Montney core samples
  • What are the best diagnostic plots for analyzing two-phase flowback data?
  • Using two-phase rate transient analysis for the purpose of fracture characterization

Q&A Period to follow

2:35
Networking Coffee Break
2:50
Examining Microseismic Accuracy and Integrating Microseismic Data with Engineering Tools

David Quirk
General Manager
Trican GeoTomo Microseismic Ltd.

  • Analyzing microseismic event location accuracy
  • Identifying microseismic processing methods and velocity modeling
  • Integrating microseismic maps with fracture engineering
  • Understanding how fracture and wellbore spacing is related to microseismic data

Q&A Period to follow

3:35
Exploring Stacked Resource Plays in Southern Alberta – Natural Fracture Systems and their Implication on Developing Fractured Reservoirs

Paul Mackay
President & CEO
Shale Petroleum Ltd.

  • Examining hydrocarbon generation and the development of over-pressure
  • Identifying fractures from logs and statistical approaches to quantify fracture development
  • Defining resource potential and understanding fluid migration in southern Alberta through the use of temperature data
  • Exploring drilling and completion strategies to optimize natural fracture systems

Q&A Period to follow

4:20
Identifying the Factors that Control Sweet Spots in Shale Plays – Examples from the Haynesville and Eagle Ford Shales

Randall Miller
President, Integrated Reservoir Solutions
Core Laboratories (USA)

  • Examining the salient geologic and geochemical factors controlling production in shales
  • Identifying Haynesville shale production controls in the sweet spots
  • Defining Eagle Ford shale production control factors – from oil to the wet & dry gas windows
  • Exploring production strategies for North American shale plays – defining the relationship between geology, drilling and completion

Q&A Period to follow

5:00
Conference Concludes