2013 Winter Workshop: Mississippi Lime: Lessons learned & what you need to know to make this play work for you.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 - 11:15am
Wichita, KS

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miss mapDuring the better part of the last two years the “Mississippi Lime” has been the topic of much excitement in the north midcontinent region. This play has received international attention and has had independent operators as well as majors stepping up to see if they can make the play profitable for their companies. Spanning much of northern Oklahoma and southern Kansas this generally carbonate formation is known for its low cost wells and strong initial production. The play covers almost 7 million acres and has been producing for much of the last 100 years. The combination of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has helped to revitalize this play but is not without its complications. Complex geology and handling produced water are among the challenges operators face as they spud wells in the region. But even with these challenges rig counts have been up and overall production averages in both Kansas and Oklahoma have increased due to the efforts of the mostly independent operators working in the area.

Please join us as we visit with the experts who have been working in the Mississippian as they share their experiences and the things you need to know to make this play profitable for you.

Day one includes discussions highlighting the overall impact of the play, making the Mississippian economical, the geology of the play, and drilling techniques aimed at staying in that complex pay zone.

Day two will focus on engineering, completions, and emerging technology that may make this play even sweeter.

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December 3, 2013 (Day One)

07:30 – Attendee Registration and Check-in

08:15 – Opening Remarks

08:30 – Results of the Mississippi Lime Play Horizontal VS Conventional Drilling – David Clothier, McCoy Petroleum

10:00 – Break

10:15 – Sorting Through the Complex Geology of  the Mississippian Lime Play in Southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma – Dr. Walter Manger, University of Arkansas

Noon – Technology Transfer Lunch

01:00 – Sorting Through the Complex Geology of  the Mississippian Lime Play in Southern Kansas and Northern Oklahoma – Dr. Walter Manger, University of Arkansas

02:30 – Break

02:45 – Maximizing Oil Recovery While Reducing Drilling Waste – John Harrison, Surface Active Solutions

04:15 – Closing Comments

04:30 – Adjourn

December 4, 2013 (Day Two)

07:30 – Attendee Registration and Check-in

08:15 – Opening Remarks

08:30 – 65 Years of Fracturing Experience: The Key to Better Productivity is Now What We Have Learned , But What We Have Failed to Utilize – Frank Syfan, GoFrac

10:00 – Break

10:15 – Injection Testing in the Mississippian with Case Studies – Merle Callis, Associated Wireline

Noon – Technology Transfer Lunch

01:00 – Using Log Data to Better Understand the Mississippian – Dalia Avalos, Halliburton

02:30 – Break

02:45 – Mississippian Operations Case Studies – Charles Wickstrom, Spyglass Energy

04:15 – Closing Comments

04:30 – Adjourn


This workshop is produced and presented by the University of Kansas Tertiary Oil Recovery Project (TORP) in association with the Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (PTTC). This program will benefit petroleum, production, reservoir, and completion engineers; production technologists; stimulation engineers; asset management engineers and managers; reservoir management; practicing geologists; and university staff and academia.

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Many attendees use TORP Technology Transfer workshops to fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain professional licenses. Every attendee will receive a Certificates of Attendance.


Would you like to attend this TORP Technology Transfer workshop but cannot afford to be away from the office for the day?

Now the KU TORP Technology Transfer Division offers all of its technology transfer events live, online, as they happen. All you need is a computer with an internet connection and your ready to go.

See the speaker live, get a digital version of the program manual, interact via live chat, and receive your certificate of completion – all from the comfort of office, your home, or even the field.

To participate via webinar simply select the webinar option on the registration page.


Non-member:  $600

Member: $500
(membership is free – if you have ever attended a TORP event you are listed as a member and qualify for member rates)

Non-member Online (webinar workshop): $350

Member Online (webinar workshop): $300

Student Member: $100

Student Member Online (webinar workshop): FREE (must have free membership and valid .edu e-mail address)


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