Feb. 22, 2006


Description

Gas production from the Barnett Shale has led to an explosion in drilling activity within the Ft Worth Basin since the year 2001 and an increased level of evaluating black shales as unconventional hydrocarbon sources. A need for understanding the Barnett Shale as a source/reservoir system has led us to examine the various rock types that comprise this economic giant in North Central Texas. Along the southern margin of the Ft Worth basin and northern flank of the Llano Uplift a series of Barnett outcrops occur. Petrographic and geochemistry data from these exposures enable us to evaluate the Barnett in an immature thermal setting with most of the primary organic and mineral constituents preserved. Within the axis of the Ft Worth Basin, where the Barnett is most productive, the formation is thicker and thermally mature with much of the organic matter already well into the gas window. Conventional core and drill cuttings have been analyzed from the subsurface over a multi county area and similar lithofacies occur repeatedly within the reservoir/source system. Organic-rich shales, silica rich shales, micro-laminated carbonates and pelletal facies are common throughout the Barnett. Understanding the vertical and lateral distribution of the various lithofacies should enable operators to high grade their exploration acreage and better understand the well performances.
This presentation has been composed by Bo Henk and Jim Hickey and will be presented by Bo Henk adapted for an engineering audience.

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Speaker Bo Henk
Senior Geologist Matador Resources Company Bo Henk is a Senior Geologist with Matador Resources Company in Dallas . He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Geology from TCU in Ft Worth, Texas and has had an exciting and successful 23-year exploration and research career in the oil and …

Senior Geologist
Matador Resources Company
Bo Henk is a Senior Geologist with Matador Resources Company in Dallas . He graduated with a Master of Science degree in Geology from TCU in Ft Worth, Texas and has had an exciting and successful 23-year exploration and research career in the oil and gas industry both domestically and internationally. He completed a 7-year tour with ARCO in Indonesiawhere he was instrumental in helping discover and exploit several large gas reservoirs and spent his last three years with ARCO in its Stratigraphic Research group. Bo holds an adjunct professorship at the TCU Geology Department and also lectures and teaches short courses in the fields of reservoir characterization and shallow marine sandstone reservoirs. He is currently instructing core workshops pertaining to tight gas sands of the Cotton Valley formation. Bo has been active since August 2000 in the Barnet Shale of the Forth Worth Basin leading field trips for the oil and gas industry to outcrops. He has completed numerous studies on the conventional cores and drill cuttings in the subsurface focusing on the geochemistry and the lithofacies. Bo is a member of AAPG and the SEPM and presents papers and chairs sessions at several meetings annually.

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Organizer

Patty Davis


Date and Time

Wed, Feb. 22, 2006

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

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Location

Petroleum Club

800 Bell Street
Houston, TX