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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

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Shale Gas & Oil Sweet-Spot Identification

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Jay Leonard
Platte River Associates

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Talk Description
Shale gas and oil sweet-spot identification using both sparse and rich data sets with both petroleum systems and play fairway analysis: examples including the Utica shale gas and Bakken oil plays.

Dr. Leonard a founder of Platte River Associates, Inc., has over 40 years experience in computer and quantitative technology for petroleum exploration on the basin, petroleum system, play and prospect scale. Commencing his career as an ASW marine scientist at Bolt, Beranek and Newman, Inc. (BBN) in Cambridge, MA. (BBN developed the ARPANET which evolved to become the internet), he received his doctorial degree from Boston University. After, he has served as a faculty member at Bryn Mawr College, at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, the Petroleum University of Beijing, PRC and Keele University, UK. In the petroleum industry, he was an explorationist for Amoco Production Company and a research geologist for Getty Oil Company. He has been a columnist in the AAPG Explorer and a former editor and regular back-page columnist for Geobyte magazine. He has taught several AAPG courses ranging from Basin Modeling to Surface Modeling to Play Analysis. He has been a keynote speaker for several major petroleum industry functions, and has over 150 publications in both refereed and non refereed journals.

Dr. Leonard is keenly interested in the assessment of unconventional and conventional resource plays and has either worked, supervised, or managed the geologic assessment of over 50 basins worldwide. Through Platte River Associates, Inc. he has developed a proprietary resource play workflow combining the techniques of Basin and Petroleum System Modeling with Play Fairway Analysis and Reservoir Modeling to establish economic "sweet spots" in both shale gas and shale oil exploration. This workflow was successfully applied to the Bakken Shale play in the Parshall field area in North Dakota. This supported the purchase of mineral rights for over 70,000 acres. It was also applied to a multi-client study of the Marcellus Shale.

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