MGRRE/MOGA Core Workshop, November 4, 2021 in Kalamazoo

Michigan PTTC at the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education, Geological and Environmental Sciences Department, Michigan Geological Survey, Western Michigan University, and the Michigan Oil and Gas Association jointly present the Michigan Core workshop on November 4, 2021 at the Michigan Geological Repository for Research and Education, 5272 W. Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo Michigan 49006.

The workshop will focus on insights gained by examining Michigan cores from the Antrim, Dundee, Niagaran reef, and Trenton/Black River formations, and providing current research, and new data sources at MGRRE.

PLEASE NOTE: Because of space limitations, we can accommodate only 60 registrants. WMU requires that we all wear masks indoors, unless we are eating.

Registration fees: Early bird rate: $175, ends October 18; After October 18: $215. Because of space limitations, we can register only 60 people for this event, so please register soon if you want to come.

To Register, just call Linda Harrison at (269) 387-8642 or Jennifer Trout at (269) 387-8633

Here’s the program in brief: 

Natalia Zakharova, CMU, will discuss an Antrim research project about the influence of immature organic matter on porosity and mechanical properties of biogenic gas shales. Core to examine: Krocker 1-17, PN 60134 in Clare County. 

Kevin Jensen, J&M Energy, will present their research on the Dundee formation Essex Zone, largely in Bay and Arenac counties. Although oil-bearing, this zone is often overlooked in field development. Core to examine: Arms 10, PN 37639 in Bay County. 

Bill Van Sickel and Collin Gray, West Bay Exploration, will discuss the recent Devonian Dundee play resurgence in the central Michigan Basin. Core to examine: Sterling Bank 1, PN 10691 in Arenac County. 

Dennis Schmude, Schmude Oil, will discuss the discovery of the South Evart oil field in Osceola County. Core to examine: Hamming 1-22 in Missaukee County. 

Matthew Rine, Geologist, Consumers Energy, will present his new internal facies architecture model associated with Niagaran Reef reservoirs in northern and southern trend reefs. Cores to examine: St. Kalkaska 1-22, PN 28676; St. Kalkaska 3-22, PN 28843; St. Kalkaska 2-22, PN 28721; St. Kalkaska 1-21, PN 28403; all in Kalkaska County; and Michelson 3-21, PN 28367, in Otsego County. 

John Fowler, Polaris Energy, and Dwight Gookin, Maverick Exploration, will discuss the State Union 1-8 well which produced over 11 BCFG and 116, 000 BO from dolomitic parts of the reef, while much of the rest was tight limestone. Core to examine: State Union 1-8 well, PN 28161 in Grand Traverse County. 

William B. Harrison, MGRRE Director, will contrast reservoir characteristics shown in cores from two Trenton-Black River producing wells: the Miller 29-1 in the Climax field, and the West Bay 1-22 from the Napoleon Field. Cores to examine: Miller 29-1, PN 61226 in Kalamazoo County and West Bay 1-22, PN 59996 in Jackson County. 

Autumn Haagsma, Geologist, Battelle, will present her work related to carbon capture, utilization, and storage in the Michigan Basin, including an overview of regional efforts along with CO2-EOR activities in the Trenton-Black River play. Core to examine: West Bay 1-22, PN 59996 in Jackson County. 

Jennifer L. Trout, MGRRE Geologist, and Peter Voice, Faculty member and MGRRE Research Associate, will discuss recently acquired cores, cuttings, thin sections, and well records. They will show how they are making thousands of digital well records and thin sections freely accessible on-line.  


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