2011 Annual Meeting
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Some Special Meeting Hightlights
If you are working the Niobrara or any of the shale plays that may serve as analogs, note the special events at the meeting that will immerse you in the latest thinking:
Niobrara Plenary Session (view PDF)
The Rocky Mountain Niobrara experts will deliver key papers that you won’t want to miss. It will be held in one of the largest ballrooms in Wyoming, so don’t worry about getting a seat. Topics will include: exploration and development history, facies and stratigraphy, models for accumulation and preservation of organic matter, kerogen type and thermal maturity trends across the Rocky Mountain Region, mapping wire line log properties, matrix porosity contribution, Laramide tectonics and its impact on fault and fracture development, fractured reservoirs and EURs, geomechanics and geomechanical models, and horizontal drilling and stimulation technology.
Niobrara Core Museum (view PDF)
The cores and posters from Short Course #3, “The Niobrara Formation, Rocky Mountain Laramide basins, Wyoming, Colorado, and New Mexico: A Core Workshop,” will be on display throughout the meeting. The Niobrara Core Museum will be open the entire meeting and FREE to all registered attendees. Take your time and do a self-guided tour of several cores and associated posters. Need a workbook with core photos? Order it when you register for the meeting.
Prospect Fair – Niobrara and Beyond (go to Prospect Fair)
Take advantage of the “captive audience” at the meeting by showing your Niobrara deal. Not in the play? See what’s out there, or just “kick some tires.” Or go beyond and consider deals for new and different plays.
Public Session – Addressing Niobrara Play (go to Public Session)
Wednesday afternoon, we will welcome the public and provide answers to questions on geology, land, water, and governmental regulations that surround Niobrara oil and gas development. There should be a large audience as the result of invitations and publicity provided by the High Plains Economic Development District.
A NEW Niobrara Guidebook from RMAG (view PDF)
“Revisiting and Revitalizing the Niobrara in the Central Rockies,” a new, must‐have publication from RMAG will be hot off the press and available at the RMAG Booth during the meeting. It is a compilation of new and old papers and includes a comprehensive bibliography.
Niobrara Field Trip (view PDF)
A three day, pre‐meeting field trip will feature the Front Range, Park Basins, and Laramie Basin, Colorado and Wyoming. Leaders Edmund R. “Gus” Gustason, Enerplus Resources (USA) Corp, Marshall Deacon, Noble Energy Inc., John Lorenz, Geoflight, LLC, and Steve Sonnenberg, Colorado School of Mines will share their knowledge, including some new research.
Niobrara Core Workshop (view PDF)
Take advantage of this unique opportunity to view Niobrara cores from several Laramide basins. Authors will present posters displaying core descriptions and analyses along with wireline log suites and regional cross sections that will guide you to new levels of understanding.