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Unconventional Gas Resources – A Successful Workshop
Unconventional gas is a buzzword in the national energy circles today, and Kansas is no exception. Tight formation, Niobrara chalk, gas is producing in the northwest corner of the state, and natural gas from coalbeds in the Cherokee Basin of southeast Kansas is the current “boom”. In addition, several operators are on the verge of large-scale production, gas processing, and marketing of natural gas and helium from Permian and Pennsylvanian low-BTU reservoirs in central Kansas.
The PTTC addressed these three segments of the petroleum industry with a workshop, “Unconventional Gas Resources in Kansas”, on January 19, in Wichita. Speakers from the Kansas Geological Survey, ELI Wireline Services, Inter-American Corp., e-Production Solutions, Colt Energy, and PTTC delivered messages.
The presenters discussed geologic parameters sought in exploring for the gas; low-volume, relatively inexpensive nitrogen rejection; a review of the log techniques utilized in evaluating the numerous low-BTU reservoirs of central Kansas; characteristics of gas accumulation and production from coalbeds, and optimizing artificial lift systems in gas production.
Approximately one-hundred people, from seven states, attended the workshop. Responses from attendees indicated the program was well received and the subject may possibly be repeated in the future. as unconventional gas continues to grow in Kansas.
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