Upcoming Division Talk

The importance of multi-scale geomodels which address various challenges faced across the Montney black oil window 
Speaker: Pippa Murphy | Velvet Energy Limited 

12:00 Noon 
Thursday, May 30, 2019 
Husky Conference Room A, 3rd Floor, +30 level, South Tower, 707 8th Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta

At Velvet Energy we have focused our exploration efforts on the Montney black oil window, looking for areas where the liquids content is plentiful, and the product is relatively sweet. 

With this strategy comes risk, and as we approach the subcrop edge of the middle Montney, that risk is water. We’ve proven through production results that, although water cuts can be high, it is still possible to deliver fantastic wells within this corridor. 

From a geomodelling perspective we’re trying to answer 2 questions:
1. When does the water become too risky and is this mappable from a regional perspective?
2. Can we customize our completions to contact less water and more hydrocarbon?

During this discussion we’ll share how we’re utilizing all available data and building geomodels at multiple scales to get us closer to being able to address these challenges. 

Pippa Murphy is the Geomodelling Lead at Velvet Energy Ltd, based in Calgary. Pippa has a bachelor’s degree in Geology from Kingston University in the United Kingdom. Pippa developed a passion for data integration and geomodelling through her ten years with Schlumberger globally, during which time, she had the honor of working with many highly technical geoscientists across a multitude of challenging areas. In 2015 Pippa joined Velvet where she is now focused on utilizing geomodels to help the team build a better technical understanding across the company’s exploration portfolio.

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Division Profile
The mandate of the Geomodeling Division is to provide CSPG members with opportunities for education and information related to technical developments in the subject areas of geomathematics and computer technologies as they are used in the pursuit of petroleum exploration and development. As a main contribution of the division, technical luncheon presentations are held once a month, usually on the last Wednesday of the month. 

The subjects that are presented in these technical talks include, for example, The latest developments in geomathematical applications, Geological modeling technology, Geostatistical approaches to modeling and risk analysis, Geological case studies using computer technology and the benefits, Digital data organization - storage and retrieval. In addition, ad hoc forums may be organized where members can discuss geomathematical and geological computer issues with experts in the field.The Geomodeling Division does not endorse or promote the use of specific commercial software products, nor does it perform any testing or comparative studies of such products.We do encourage volunteers to present public talks on case histories that illustrate the use of technology and methods.

The success of the Division depends on volunteer participation. CSPG members are encouraged to attend the activities of the Geomodeling Division and to be involved in organizing these activities. Division meetings are held once a month over lunch. If you are interested in joining this committee or if you have suggestions for luncheon talks or other activities, please contact any members of the committee.

Committee Members

Weishan Ren | Chairperson         Tom Cox                      Hayley Silberg             
David Garner | Co-chair              Sasan Ghanbari           Darcy Novak

Olena Babak                               Damien Thenin             Eric Niven  

There is no charge. Non-members of the CSPG are also welcome. Please bring your lunch. For details or to present a talk in the future, please contact Weishan Ren via email at