RMAG Permian Basin Symposium

& Core Workshop





About the Event

RMAG is excited to announce its first Permian Basin Symposium & Core Workshop! This event will connect local Rocky Mountain-based Permian Basin operators with their peers with the common goal of expanding the knowledge base in this very active petroleum system. Day one will be oral presentations focused on the Bone Spring/Wolfcamp/Spraberry stratigraphic intervals. Day two will consist of core presentations by operators presenting informative and interactive lectures featuring their Permian core. 

See Day 1 speaker line-up 

See Day 2 core presenters

 January 30-31, 2019

  Sheraton Denver West (360 Union Blvd, Lakewood, CO 80228)

 General Registration - $550

Student Registration - $450 (Availability at this rate is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. To register, please download this registration form and turn it into the RMAG office with a copy of your student ID.)

 Sponsorship deadline has closed.

 Exhibit booth space opportunities have closed. 

 Online registration closes Wednesday, January 23, 2019.

Day-of event registrations will be available. You may register for this event at the door for an additional $25.00 ($575 for general registration, $475 for student registration). Payment for day of event registrations must be received at the door. Cash, credit cards, and checks are accepted. Course materials will be available as a PDF download. You will receive notification when available before the start of the course. Day of event registrants will be given a link to download the PDF. Please bring a device to download the PDF.

Refunds for the Permian Basin Symposium and Core Workshop are available only until January 16, 2019.
If you are unable to attend, your registration is transferable. 

Day-of-event registrations are non-transferable and non-refundable.


Author Title
J Rick Sarg, Colorado School of Mines Shelf-to-Basin Transition in a Mixed Carbonate/Siliclastic Sytem - Wedges, Debrites, Orgainic-rich Siltstones, and Progradation - And Outcrop Analog for the Wolcamp-Bone Spring, Middle Permian, Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico and West Texas
Mike Dilli, GMT Geology of the Bone Spring and Wolfcamp formations, Delaware Basin Lea County, New Mexico
Christopher D. Laughrey, Weatherford Geochemical Studies of Produced Water from Unconventional Petroleum Reservoirs, Permian basin – Utility and Practical Applications
Jill Thompson, QEP Tank Development in the Midland Basin, Texas: A case study of super-charging a reservoir to optimize production and increase horizontal well densities
Roger Reinmiller, Dan Martin, and Ron Parker, Borehole Image Specialists Borehole Image Log Intrigue from Vertical and Horizontal Wells in the Midland and the Delaware Basins
Callie Anderson and Sarah Mueller, Anadarko Multi-Disciplinary Determination of Shallow Hazards in Delaware Basin
KEYNOTE: Charlie Kerans, University of Texas Contrasting styles of basin fill and reservoir development in the Midland and Delaware Basins during the Permian
Diah Hanggoro, Yongduk Shin, Anadarko Lateral Heterogeneity and Uncertainty Study of the Permian Wolfcamp Fm., Delaware Basin, Loving County, West Texas
Milly Wright, Ken Ratcliffe and Eliza Mathia, Chemostrat, Inc. The Good, the Bad or the Ugly - How to tell which you have in the Permian Basin from cuttings analysis
David A. Godsey, Energen Delaware Basin Localized High GOR Anomaly
Tim Prather & Harry Rowe, Premier Oilfield Group Elemental and mechanical stratigraphy: rapid core-based rock-typing in the Wolfcamp Fm of NE Martin County, Midland Basin
April Bievenour and Steve Sonnenberg, Colorado School of Mines Reservoir Characterization of the Bone Spring and Wolfcamp Formations, Delaware Basin
Jesse Melick, BPX Deepwater Siliciclastic Reservoir Architecture: Examples from Outcrop, Permian Upper Brushy Canyon Formation, Western Delaware Basin, West Texas



Core Presenters Core Formation Core Topic
Tracker Resources - Aaron Fisher Delaware Basin: SPRABERRY/WOLFCAMP Wolfcamp overview in relation to eastern shelf
WPX - David Maldonado Delaware Basin: Wolfcamp Assessment of rock types, internal fabric, and cyclicity within the lower Wolfcamp A, North West Loving County
POFG - Matt Hemenway Midland Basin: Wolfcamp Integration of geochem techniques to refine petrophysical calculations: Wolfcamp in Midland Basin
CSM - Jacquie Colbourne, Jenny Blake, and April Bievenour Delaware Basin: Wolfcamp Core facies, reservoir properties
Anadarko - Dawn Hayes and Veronica Montoya Delaware Basin: UPPER WOLFCAMP Sedimentology, rock properties, and tie to petrophysical logs
Encana - Matt Davis and David Katz Wolfcamp and Lower Spraberry - Midland Basin A Tale of Two Cores: Two end-member depositional themes from core and their reservoir and mechanical property manifestations
QEP - William Drake, Mark Longman Central Basin Platform: Woodford The Distal Woodford Shale of the Central Basin Platform: Learnings from Core Collected from a Frontier Petroleum System
Keynote Speaker: Wylie Walker Stratigraphic Architecture and Sediment Partitioning in the Outcropping Mixed Siliciclastic-Carbonate Bone Spring Formation, Permian Basin, West Texas
Self-guided core investigation after Lunch