Upcoming Division Talk
The Montney Play of Western Canada: Deposition to Development
Tristan Euzen (IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc.), Tom Moslow (Moslow Geoscience Consultants) and Mark Caplan (Cenovus Energy Inc.)
Location: geoLOGIC Room (2nd Floor),
Aquitaine Tower, 540-5th Avenue S.W., Calgary
DATE &TIME: 12:00
Noon Wednesday, February 28th, 2018
Our growing understanding of unconventional resource plays demonstrates the need for new or improved models to account for the distribution of rock and fluid properties in these highly heterogeneous and complex source-reservoir systems. This creates new and exciting challenges in geoscience disciplines including stratigraphy and sedimentology, organic geochemistry, geomechanics and geophysics as well as in reservoir engineering. Integrated multidisciplinary analysis of well-documented unconventional plays is key to tackle these challenges and improve our efficiency in exploring and developing these resources. With nearly 60 years of conventional exploration and production, and over 10 years of unconventional development, the Lower Triassic Montney Formation of Western Canada offers a unique opportunity to build such an integrated reference case study.
In the past 10 years, a huge amount of new subsurface well data was released by the industry in the unconventional part of the basin, however comparatively very few papers have been published during this period, probably in part to preserve operators competitive advantage. Following in the steps of 1997 special volume on the “Triassic of the WCSB”, and thanks to the contribution of numerous well-respected experts in their field, an upcoming special volume of the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geologist will fill this gap and integrate the state of the art of our understanding of the Montney unconventional play. This presentation aims at setting the stage for this special volume entitled “The Montney Play of Western Canada: Deposition to Development” and will summarize some of the key aspects of the Montney unconventional resource play from a geoscience perspective. Following the path of geological time and causality, from deposition to burial history and fluid migration, it will relate geological controls on regional and local heterogeneities to the production and development strategy of the Montney Play in Alberta and British Columbia.
Tristan Euzen – Geoscience Manager – IFP Technologies (Canada) Inc.
Tristan Euzen received a PhD in Earth Science from the University of Rennes (France) and is a Professional Geologist with over 20 years of experience. During 10 years as a Research Geoscientist at IFP Energies nouvelles, his interest has been on reservoir characterization from outcrop and subsurface data, and closely related domains such as sequence stratigraphy, sedimentology, static reservoir modelling and stratigraphic modeling. Since 2007, when he Joined IFP-Canada, Tristan has been active in the oil and gas industry through research and consulting projects in Western Canada and abroad and in recent years, is focus has been on unconventional resources. Tristan served in organization committees for the GeoConvention, the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference and the International Meeting of Sedimentology. He is an Associate Editor for the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology and a member of the Board of Directors of the GeoConvention Partnership.
Thomas F. Moslow, Ph.D., P.Geol. (Moslow Geoscience Consultants)
Dr. Tom Moslow is President of Moslow Geoscience Consultants, an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Geoscience at the University of Calgary and a former Professor (1985–1994) at the University of Alberta and Louisiana State University (1983-87).Tom was employed by Canadian Hunter, Ulster Petroleum and was a co-founder of Midnight Oil & Gas Ltd. which led to creation of Daylight Energy Trust. He held executive positions in subsequent affiliated companies. He has won awards and honours for work pertaining to the Triassic and Lower Cretaceous of the Deep Basin of Western Canada and resource play geology in general. Tom is a Co-Associate Editor for the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geology’s Special Montney Volume.
Mark Caplan (Cenovus Energy Inc.)
Mark holds a Masters from University of Alberta and a PhD from UBC. Mark is currently a staff geoscientist at Cenovus Energy, and has worked for TOTAL S.A., Shell Canada, and Athabasca Oil Corporation. He is an oil sands geologist with over 20 years experience in the oil and gas industry. His interests lie in the domains of stratigraphy, sedimentology, reservoir characterisation and static geomodelling. Mark is currently co-chair of BASS, an associate editor of the Bulletin of Canadian Petroleum Geologists, a member of the CSPG thesis committee, a member of the Board of Directors of the CSPG and has presented and volunteered at many geotechnical conventions for the CSPG and AAPG.