Workshop Overview
In conjunction with the 2019 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, the CSPG is conducting a one-day core workshop focused on refining and improving reservoir characterization and geomodel inputs using information gathered from core. Engineers and geologists will demonstrate how basins and reservoirs can be better characterized by using examples from Montney, Oil Sands, Organic-Rich Mudstones and Tight Sands plays. This workshop will cycle all participants through a series of sessions each focused on the challenges facing specific play types. Attendees will benefit from having these concepts and applications presented by experts from industry and academia.

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Each Workshop registrant is required to select one focused session for the morning and one focused session for the afternoon. All focused sessions will be presented twice (once during the morning and once during the afternoon). 
The focused session themes are: 
- Montney
- Oil Sands
- Organic- Rich Mudstones
- Tight Sands
Each focused session will run for two and a half hours. 

Workshop Schedule
7:30am-8:00am- Registration 
8:00am-10:30am- Focus Session AM (choose 1 of 4) 
10:30am-11:30am- Presentation and Core browsing all sessions
11:30am-12:30pm- Lunch 
12:30pm-3:00pm- Focus Session PM (choose 1 of 4) 
3:00pm-4:00pm- Presentation and Core browsing all sessions
4:00pm- Workshop End 

Session Overviews

Montney Session Overview
The Canadian Montney Formation: Advanced Reservoir and Hydraulic Fracture Characterization in Support of Field Development – A Core Transect from British Columbia (BC) to Alberta (AB)

The development of tight oil and liquid-rich gas reservoirs – which are categorized as unconventional reservoirs – is currently a primary focus of the oil and gas industry worldwide. In North America, one of the premier unconventional plays is the Canadian Montney Formation, a tight marine silt/sandstone reservoir of Triassic age. The Montney is an aerially extensive hydrocarbon play covering a massive area (approximately 130,000 km2) from northeastern British Columbia (NEBC) to southern Alberta (AB) with a thickness typically ranging between 100 m and 300 m, thickening from less than 1 meter in the East to over 350 m in the West. The depth of the Montney also increases from the East to the West; from approximately 500 m in the east to over 4000 m in the west. A variety of hydrocarbon phases is available in the Montney from West to East including dry gas, condensate and oil. Over the last few years multiple advanced reservoir and hydraulic fracture characterization techniques have been developed in order to identify controls on the reservoir properties of low-permeability formations such as the Montney within the matrix and fracture network systems. 

Optimizing primary and enhanced hydrocarbon recovery, using advanced reservoir and hydraulic fracture characterization techniques and novel engineering approaches, all begin the same way – with detailed geological description of the reservoir rocks followed by high-quality laboratory-scale core data to calibrate field-scale reservoir parameters and models. The upcoming SPE/CSPG Core Workshop will take you on a transect through the Montney from NEBC to AB, highlighting the geological characteristics of different play types and the challenges associated with reservoir and hydraulic fracture characterization and production evaluation and forecast in each region. The  combined application of laboratory- and field-scale characterization methods – showcased through a mixture of actual and digital cores – will help the operators to tackle a large range of challenges associated with completion and production stages including: fracture geometry, conductivity and proppant embedment or crushing, rock-fluid interactions and compatibility, proper design and evaluation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFIT) analysis/data, sand flowback issues, relative permeability and multiphase flow, mobile formation water and out-of-zone water, mixing of self-sourced and migrated hydrocarbon,  the reliable prediction of condensate-gas-ratio (CGR), parent-child interactions, and the secondary recovery potential in the Montney Formation.

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