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June 18, 2008

Horizontal Drilling Workshop

Purpose and Scope

Horizontal oil/gas drilling has become one of the most valuable technologies ever introduced in the energy industry, accounting for 5 to 8 percent of active onshore wells in the U.S. This enhanced oil and/or gas recovery method is becoming increasingly more popular as the price per barrel of oil gets higher. The Oklahoma Geological Survey will offer a "Horizontal Drilling Workshop" on Wednesday, June 18 at the Moore Norman Technology Center Norman campus.

The methodology of selecting horizontal well candidates based on geology, reservoir characterization, drilling, and completion aspects of a project will be presented. Oklahoma and southern midcontinent field case studies are to be presented to provide insight into the development of the unique business and technological approach to horizontal drilling discussed in this workshop. The speaker, Bob Westermark, President of Grand Directions, LLC, has 37 years experience as a drilling and production engineer.

Program Agenda (PDF)

Presentations

Introduction (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions

Chapter 1 - Reservoir (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions

Chapter 2 - Geology (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions

Chapter 3 - Completion (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions

Chapter 4 - Directional Drilling (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions

Chapter 5 - Horizontal Drilling (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions

Chapter 6 - DOE Horizontal Project (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions

Chapter 7 - Avant Expansion (PDF)
Bob Westermark, Grand Directions