Jan. 21, 2009


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The Barnett Shale and the Evolution
of North American Shale Plays

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Beginning with the first Barnett Shale vertical well drilled in 1981 and continuing through the simultaneous fracing of multiple offsetting horizontal Barnett wells beginning in 2004, the Barnett Shale in North Texas has been the proving ground for much new technology development designed to unlock the reserves trapped in micro-darcy shale plays.

The technological advancements originating in the Barnett Shale have now begun to be employed in other micro-darcy shale plays, thus opening up more and more unconventional gas development.  These techniques have now found utility in the Fayetteville, Woodford, Marcellus, Bossier, and Haynesville shales, to name a few.  This presentation will trace the evolution of the Barnett Shale play and the completion techniques that it has spawned.  It will also chronicle the geographic expansion of the Barnett play to the southwest of its original “core area”.  It will then examine a number of the newer shale plays in the Arkoma, Appalachian, and Alabama shale basins, compare and contrast their basic reservoir properties, and describe the application of many of the Barnett-developed technologies in exploiting these plays.
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Featured Speakers

Speaker Nick Steinsberger
President Steinsberger Gas Consulting Nick Steinsberger is the president of Steinsberger Gas Consulting, a Fort Worth consultancy specializing in tight gas reservoir drilling and completions.  After graduating from the University of Texas in 1987 with a BS degree in petroleum engineering, Nick went to work for Mitchell Energy in Fort …

President
Steinsberger Gas Consulting

Nick Steinsberger is the president of Steinsberger Gas Consulting, a Fort Worth consultancy specializing in tight gas reservoir drilling and completions.  After graduating from the University of Texas in 1987 with a BS degree in petroleum engineering, Nick went to work for Mitchell Energy in Fort Worth as a production engineer and ultimately worked his way up to completion manager for Mitchell’s Barnett Shale asset with its 250 producing vertical wells.  Nick was instrumental in many Barnett first’s, including the first water frac, the first refrac and the completion of the first 30 horizontal wells.  When Devon purchased Mitchell Energy and closed the Fort Worth office, he joined Republic Energy as vice president of engineering.  After proving up Republic’s southwest extension of the Barnett play, Republic sold these assets to Burlington, and Nick opened Steinsberger Gas Consulting where he has drilled and completed wells in the Barnett, Woodford, Fayetteville, Floyd, Marcellus, and several Canadian shales.


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Organizer

Phil Sullivan


Date and Time

Wed, Jan. 21, 2009

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

The WestLake Club - Carriage Room

570 WestLake Park Blvd
Houston, Texas 77079