2015 EKOGA Annual Meeting KU TORP Workshop – Eastern Kansas Oilfield Essentials

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 8:00am
Prairie Band Casino and Resort 12305 150th Road Mayetta, KS 66509 - Mayetta, KS


Register now for the Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association (EKOGA) 58th Annual Meeting and KU TORP Workshop: Eastern Kansas Oilfield Essentials

(*6 hours of instruction)

If you work in or near Eastern Kansas you are not going to want to miss the KU TORP Eastern Kansas Oil & Gas Association (EKOGA) Annual Meeting and Workshop: Eastern Kansas Oilfield Essentials.

For the fifth consecutive year KU TORP is joining forces with EKOGA to present industry expert talks focused on key technology and best practices with the goal of increased success in this growing region.

This year’s topics include:

  • Eastern Kansas Structural Geology – Oil Bearing Zones
  • Well Logging and Reading Logs
  • Polymer Gels and Waterflooding in Eastern Kansas
  • Management Software applications in Eastern Kansas


After the event you mustn’t miss the 58th Annual EKOGA Annual meeting and trade show, featuring exhibitors from the industry’s leading companies. Also, don’t forget to mark your calendars for the annual EKOGA Banquet where colleagues and friends celebrate another successful year working in Eastern Kansas.

Check-in for the trade show and banquet is scheduled for Wednesday, September 16th and includes admittance to the trades show, as well as the President’s Reception and Banquet with guest speaker Alex Epstein, Director and Founder for the Center of Industrial Progress, and New York Times bestselling author of, “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels.”

EKOGA’s annual golf tournament is slated for Thursday, September 17, at the Firekeeper Golf Course located across from Prairie Band Casino at 12524 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS and will be limited to the first 144 registrants.

Packets may be picked up at the EKOGA registration table starting at 7:30 a.m. on Wednesday, September 16″‘, at the Prairie Band Casino Convention Center, 12305 150th Rd, Mayetta. Those arriving at a later time will be able to pick up your packets prior to the Presidents Reception; no meeting packets will be mailed.

*certificate of attendance given upon completion of workshop


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

8:00    Attendee Check-in

9:00    Improved Oil Recovery: Polymer Gels – Randy Prater, Polymer Services

Reducing Water Production to Improve Field Economics: With the current marketing conditions, it has become more important than ever to maximize production efficiency. Through the use of Polymer Gel Technology it is possible to reduce water production, lifting costs, disposal use and electricity costs. Taking advantage of EOR/IOR tools will reduce costs and improve your bottom line.

This presentation will walk the group through the basic overview of Polymer Gels starting with a brief history of the technology and move into modern technology and the common uses of a polymer gel treatment. We will then highlight candidate selection, designing a treatment, and preparing the well for treatment. Finally this presentation will include case studies with decline curve analysis for Eastern Kansas.

Randy Prater:

Randy Prater is a native of western Kansas, and attended Fort Hays State University, majoring in journalism/communications. He has been involved in the oilfield service industry since 1977. Randy Prater is the founder and President of Polymer Services, and has been actively in charge of all operations of this technology based service company specializing in the field applications of polymer gel systems for Improved/Enhanced Oil Recovery for more than 25 years. Mr. Prater came into the business with much experience from the oilfield positions that he held previously.

Randy’s career began in 1977, with an entry-level position at Great Guns, Inc. as an operator of a wireline logging and perforating unit. In 1979 he was employed Halliburton Services. Here he gained extensive knowledge in all phases of oil well cementing and stimulation. He gained the capabilities of designing cement and acid stimulation jobs to fit any well conditions or requirements as well as becoming knowledgeable in DST chart interpretation and wireline log calculations. Randy went on to be a sales engineer for a nine county area for the Tretolite division of Petrolite Corp. (now Baker-Petrolite) with duties including but not limited to surveying oil and gas leases to determine production chemical treating requirements. Keyway International is where Randy gained the expertise in designing and building the hot oil units known as the APD9SK Offshore Oil heating Unit, which is now in use on many offshore production platforms worldwide. The comprehension of all the different areas of studies within the oilfield is what has led Randy to a very successful business within the Improved/Enhanced Oil Recovery division of the field.

Randy has been designing and running polymer treatments since July of 1989. He began as a district manager for Enhancement Services, Inc. before purchasing the company in 1993. He was in charge of sales, marketing, engineering and operations. Polymer Systems Inc. was then born from 1993 to 2002, when it became Polymer Services. He has designed and implemented more than 4000 polymer treatments for the control of excessive water production in oil or gas wells, injection profile, conformance and permeability modification treatments for waterflood injection wells, as well as special treatments for control of lost circulation, and thief zones.

10:30  Eastern Kansas Well Logging Essentials – Reading Old Logs – Jim Cornish, Cornish Wireline

This presentation will highlight discussion on log interpretation specifically on logs often run in Eastern Kansas. Among the common logs run in this region are Gamma Ray Neutron completion log, Bond  logs, Temp logs, and basic open hole logs.

Jim Cornish has been around logging his entire life and has worked in the industry since 1972. In 1978 Jim purchased Cornish Wireline and has been the owner and operator ever since.

Noon  Lunch – Provided by Polymer Services


1:00    Management Software Applications for Eastern Kansas – Kyle Stephenson, PetroBase

Primary emphasis will be given to how oilfield personnel can save time, money, and effort while increasing the knowledge base from which oil related decisions are made. PetroBase Explorer, a desktop application for viewing Kansas lease production and well information will be showcased. Quickly explore the state using advanced search criteria based on production characteristics, time, and location. Bubble maps and spot locations are easily exported to Google Earth for visualization. Export functions are included that support third party programs.

Additionally, PetroBase Pro, an oilfield management system that integrates accounting, production, and operational data will be discussed. Combination of all data types creates an environment for powerful analysis so solutions can be determined effortlessly and decisions made efficiently. Workovers can be identified, operational anomalies diagnosed, and the learning curve of new employees is reduced. The use of record set attachments will virtually digitize your well files.

Oil & Gas operators are constantly faced with problems. With ever shifting playing fields, the fundamental goals have remained the same, optimize operations by reducing costs and improving recovery. Operation data is an essential asset to all companies and ultimately better data management leads to superior business performance.

Kyle Stephenson:

Kyle has over 30 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. At the University of Kansas he graduated top of his class with a Bachelor of Science degree in Petroleum Engineering. His career started as a production and reservoir engineer with Texaco and evolved into a Kansas operator/owner and consultant. Recently, Kyle has developed oilfield software products that support both Operators and Exploration Geologists.

2:30    Eastern Kansas Structural Geology – Oil Bearing Zones – Dwayne McCune, Cedar Technologies

This presentation will showcase the general structural nature of  eastern Kansas geology, highlighting the producing zones. Additionally this presentation will address the effect geology as upon producing oil and gas and how to utilize those characteristics to improve production.

3:45    Closing Comments/Questions

4:00    Adjourn

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

EKOGA Trade Show & Banquet

8:00     Registration at Prairie Band Casino Convention Center – 12305 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS – Registration packets may be picked up here

8:00     Trade Show Opens

10:30    58th Annual Members Meeting – held in the Premier Lounge

Steve Stanfield, President of EKOGA, David Bleakley. EKOGA Executive Board Member, Tom Bruno, EKOGA Lobbyist, J.L. White, Kansas Strong , Ryan Hoffman & Steve Korf; Kansas Commission Corporation, Lynn Kent, Property Valuation Division and a representative from Kansas Dept. of Revenue. Board Members & incoming President will also be voted on at this time.

11:45     Board of Directors Meeting

12:00    Lunch

3:00      Trade Show closes

6:00      President’s Reception & Social, Prairie Band Casino Convention Center

7:00      Banquet Followed by 20th Annual Anything Goes Auction

8:30      Welcome & Introduction of Guest Speaker – President Steve Stanfield

Guest Speaker–Alex Epstein, Director and Founder for the Center of Industrial Progress. New York Times bestselling author of “The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”

(There will books for purchase at the back of the room)

Thursday, September 17, 2015

EKOGA Annual Golf Tournament

8:00 – 9:00

Golf Check-in, Firekeeper Golf Course – 12524 150th Rd, Mayetta, KS


This workshop is produced and presented by the University of Kansas Tertiary Oil Recovery Program (TORP). 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.


KU TORP Technology Transfer event sponsorship and exhibition is a great way to get your company’s name out in front of the region’s independent oil and gas industry audience. Sponsorship and exhibition is a great way to generate leads or simply remind your customers your commitment to their success. KU TORP Technology Transfer Sponsorship puts your company’s brand in front of a decision-making audience.



Prairie Band Casino ImageFor each TORP Technology Transfer Division workshop, we have reserved a special block of room for the convenience of workshop attendees who need overnight accommodation.

The workshop will be held at the Prairie Band Casino & Resort, 12305 150th Road, Mayetta, KS 66509. For this workshop TORP attendees are able to use the EKOGA room block to receive a special nightly rate with the Prairie Band Casino.  For reservations call 888-PBP-4WIN and reference the EKOGA group when making reservations.

Your participation in the official TORP room block allows us to negotiate these great rates and pass along the savings to you. Space is limited so reserve your room today.


Many attendees use TORP Technology Transfer workshops to fulfill continuing education requirements to maintain professional licenses. Every attendee will receive a Certificates of Attendance reflecting total hours of participation for that course.


Member: $150
(membership is free – if you have ever attended a TORP event you are listed as a member and qualify for member rates)

Student Member: $25


We encourage you to send a qualified substitute if you have registered for a workshop but cannot attend. A refund of registration fees (less a $15 cancellation fee) will be available if requested before September 8, 2015. No refunds will be made after September 8, 2015. For refunds please contact jviscomi@ku.edu or call 785-864-7396.


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