Live Webcast

Shale Development
and Hydraulic Fracturing
San Diego, California USA
March 17-19, 2014


Live Webcast

Monday, March 17, 1:05 p.m. PT to 2:30 p.m. PT

Opening Keynote: Shale Revolution and Global Energy Opportunities

The shale oil and gas revolution has been well publicized and debated, with much of the discussion addressing the impact on society and the economy. This session will further this discussion by expanding on the expectations for shale development. In particular, what are the challenges and opportunities associated with this type of development? Why will the major differences from conventional oil and gas require different approaches?

The Way Forward: Learning, Evolving and Balancing
Torstein Hole, Senior Vice President, Statoil
Lean Leadership in Shale
Greg Andrews, VP Operational Excellence, Upstream Unconventionals, Shell Energy Resources Company
Exploiting Unconventional Resources through Horizontal Drilling—Challenges and Opportunities
Fersheed Mody, Manager, Global Research and Technology, Apache

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Tuesday, March 18, 8:30 a.m. PT to 10:00 a.m. PT

Technological Excellence for Effectiveness and Efficiency

When the shale revolution began, the industry brought conventional fracturing equipment and surface processes to deliver the desired solutions downhole. As the techniques have matured, so has the equipment, with new equipment designs emerging that can deliver the exceptionally different solutions in an integrated and efficient manner. This session will challenge some of the fundamentals (from conventional) and discuss new and innovative approaches.

Technologies for Effective Development of Shales: Using New Understandings of the Properties of the Shale to Improve Stimulation and Production Results
Jeff Meisenhelder, VP, Unconventional Resources, Schlumberger
Reduce Total Cost of Ownership in Unconventional Shale Plays
Keith Peach, EVP, Engineering, Weir Oil and Gas
Hybrid Rotor Compression for Multiphase and Liquids-Rich Wellhead Production Applications
Jeremy Pitts, VP, Product Development, OSComp

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Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 4:45 p.m. PT to 6:00 p.m. PT

Panel: Environmentally Sustainable & Competitive Solutions
Moderator: Rich Haut/Houston Advanced Research Center

Unlike conventional oil and gas, shale development can have a visible and measurable impact on local communities, infrastructure, and resources. It is therefore essential that, as an industry, we cultivate these resources in partnership with state, county, and local communities. This panel discussion to discuss and investigate various concerns and issues.

Simulating Species Transport Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing
Darrell Pepper, Professor and Director, NCACM, University of Las Vegas
Perspectives on Developing Broad Public Support for Unconventional Resource Development
Phil Grossweiler, Director, Corporate Outreach,
Managing Triggered Seismicity
Mark Zoback, Professor of Geophysics, Stanford University

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