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Dallas Geological Luncheon


Good Cores Gone Bad: Recognizing and Correcting Erroneous Core Data using Wireline logs, with Geological Revelations and Associated Implications therein—a case study

Joe Bauman

In general, and almost universally, core data is considered “ground truth” and is the dataset to which log values are calibrated. Considering the perceived value of a core report, a core report that provides incorrect values could have significant detrimental impacts on apparent economics and go-forward decision making in exploration. Here I present a case in which the core data for a well, although not readily apparent, are demonstrably erroneous. Wireline logs, production, core-processing methodology, and core observations provide clues and evidence that not only identify when the core report is incorrect, but also enable one to “correct” the core report data and extract intrinsic, perhaps localized, characteristics of the cored interval. This case study is an example from the Bakken Fm of the Williston Basin in North Dakota; however, the learnings from this example have universal applicability—particularly the key learning, which is “Use all the data.”

Speaker Joe Bauman
Joe Bauman is a geologist at Hunt Oil Company, where he has worked since 2011. His primary areas of focus have been the Bakken-Three Forks of the Williston Basin and the Marcellus and Utica in Pennsylvania, and now also includes Mississippi Canyon 29 of the Gulf of Mexico. Joe earned ...

Joe Bauman is a geologist at Hunt Oil Company, where he has worked since 2011. His primary areas of focus have been the Bakken-Three Forks of the Williston Basin and the Marcellus and Utica in Pennsylvania, and now also includes Mississippi Canyon 29 of the Gulf of Mexico. Joe earned his BS in Geology from Iowa State University and his MS in Geosciences from Texas Tech University. He is a licensed Professional Geologist, the SWS AAPG Young Professional Lead, and an all-around good guy, which his mother will attest to. Joe has held multiple roles in the Dallas Geological society, including YP Chair, International Chair, and current 2nd Vice President.

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Organizer Calvin Nix

When?

Tue, Jan. 9, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Where?

Brookhaven College Geotechnology Institute
3939 Valley View Lane
Farmers Branch, TX 75244