Newsletters

Newsletters


Vol. 8, No. 1
This final issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter was published in Summer 2007. The message from the PTTC Director explains the transition of the center to the Appalachian Oil and Natural Gas Research Consortium.  Articles in this final issue of the newsletter include:

  • AAPG-PTTC Partnership Announced
  • Check out the New PTTC Website
  • AAPG and SPE to Meet in Lexington
  • AAPG-SPE Eastern Meeting ‘08 Getting Organized
  • Shale Play Workshop Well Attended
  • Digital Revolution Workshop Offers a Look Ahead

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Vol. 7, No. 3
Articles presented in the Winter 2006-2007 Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter include:

  • Introducing: the “New” PTTC
  • PTTC Stakeholders Meetings Being Planned
  • Shale Session at Eastern Section AAPG
  • Hydrothermal Dolomite, Trenton-Black River Sessions at ES-AAPG
  • Please Note: AAPG-SPE Eastern Meeting ‘08 Date Change
  • Potential Gas Committee Readies New Estimates
  • Play Book Well Received by DOE and GTI

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Vol. 7, No. 2
The Fall 2006 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter begins with the customary message from the center’s Director, followed by the following articles:

  • Coming Soon: AAPG and SPE Eastern Meetings
  • PTTC Hosts Introduction to ArcGIS (ver. 9.1) Software Workshop
  • Designing and Forecasting Waterfloods Workshop Well Received
  • Ordovician Shale and Carbonate Potential Discussed During IOGA-NY Meeting
  • Kevin Smith Receives PTTC Award
  • Another big Winner: Maximizing the Effectiveness of Hydraulic Fracture Workshop

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Vol. 7, No. 1
Articles in the Spring-Summer 2006 of the Appalachian PTTC Newsletter are presented following the message from the Director and include:

  • Now Available: Detailed Surface Structural Geology Maps of the Burning Springs Anticline, Northwestern West Virginia
  • The Barnett Shale: a Useful Analog for the Appalachian Basin Devonian Shale Play?
  • New Microhole Coiled Tubing Trend in Drilling Shale Wells
  • More Barnett Shale: A Re-occurring Topic for Presentations in the Basin
  • Drilling and Completion Technology Update Workshop Held at Salt Fork Lodge
  • “Well Control 101″ Kicks off Safety Workshops
  • “Log Scan” Project Kicks Off; TBR Project Nearing Completion
  • IOGCC Passes Resolution in Support of PTTC
  • Exploration Trends in PA and the Appalachian Basin

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Vol. 6, No. 3
The Fall-Winter 2005 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter begins with the customary message from the center’s Director, followed by the following articles:

  • Rocks to Models: An Introduction to 3-D Reservoir Characterization and Modeling
  • Workshop Suggests Outcrop Analogs for Trenton/Black River Dolostone Reservoirs
  • Hydrothermal Dolomite Core Workshop and Field Trip Held in Albany
  • Geochemical Exploration Workshop Hosted by TOGA
  • EMD Sessions in 2005 Eastern Section AAPG Meeting
  • Stripper Well Consortium Meeting Notes
  • Special Oil and Gas Session to be Held in Knoxville, TN
  • Smith Retires from WVGES; Hohn Named Acting Director
  • Additional Geologic Maps Available for Pennsylvania Quads
  • IOGA-NY Hosts Silver Anniversary Meeting
  • West Virginia Energy Forum Announces Workshop Schedule

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Vol. 6, No. 2
The Spring-Summer 2005 issue begins with a message from the Appalachian Region PTTC Director and is followed with the following articles:

  • Programs Set for AAPG-SPE Eastern Meetings
  • Friedman Geosciences Conference Scheduled
  • Geological CO2 Sequestration Task Force Issues Final Report
  • Basic Carbonate Geology: A One-Day Course for Geologists and Engineers
  • The Trenton-Black River Play is Exciting, But Don’t Forget the Sandstones!
  • Ten Successful Years for the PTTC: a Look Back
  • PTTC Honors Miller and Schrider
  • Stripper Well Consortium – “Year of Communication”
  • Previews of Coming Attractions

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Vol. 6, No. 1
Following a message from the Director, the Winter-Spring 2005 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter includes the following articles:

  • Abstracts Still Being Accepted for the Eastern Section AAPG Meeting
  • Petroleum Engineers to Hold Eastern Regional Meeting in Morgantown
  • Oil History Symposium Attendees Impressed with WV Roots
  • Global Climate Change: the On-Going Debate
  • Barnett Shale, Coal Bed Methane Plays
  • Thermoacoustic Liquefaction of Coal Mine Methane to Produce LNG
  • North American Coalbed Methane Forum Celebrates 20th Anniversary
  • Potential Gas Committee Prepares to Release 40th Anniversary Report
  • WV Geological Survey Releases Publication of Well Data
  • Depositional Facies Successions of the Trenton-Black River in Central Pennsylvania
  • PTTC Regional Webmasters Meet in Houston
  • Petroleum Technology Transfer Council Announces
  • Election of New Board Members Douglas G. Patchen and Richard Goings
  • PTTC Celebrates 10th Anniversary in the Appalachian Basin
  • PTTC Workshops Co-hosted and Held

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Vol. 5, No. 3
Published in the Fall 2004, this issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter included a message from PTTC Director, articles include:

  • High Oil Prices: The Perfect Storm?
  • Strong CBM Session at Eastern Section Meeting
  • Call for Papers Issued for the 2005 Eastern Section Meeting
  • Trenton-Black River Regional Update
  • Coal Bed Methane Exploration Model Presented
  • Fractured Reservoir Workshop Returns
  • Unconventional Natural Gas and Global Energy: Just a Matter of Time?
  • Exploration Model, Potential New Play, Devonian Shales Addressed
  • And Still More Trenton-Black River Talks

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Vol. 5, No. 2
Following updates from the Appalachian PTTC Director, the Spring 2004 issue of the newsletter contained the following articles:

  • Flexible, Composite Drill Pipe Closer to Reality
  • Technical Program Set for AAPG Eastern Section Meeting
  • “Exploration and Development of Fractured Reservoirs” Returns to Basin
  • Coal Bed Methane Exploration Model Short Course Coming Soon
  • Coal Bed Methane Parametric Study Determine Key Parameters
  • Northern Appalachian Coal Bed Methane Consortium Formed
  • IOGANY-OPI to Meet in Niagara Falls, Ontario
  • Trenton-Black River Workshop Again Draws a Good Crowd
  • Horizontal Drilling Workshop Well Received by Ohio Operators
  • “Professional Development Hour” Certificates Now Being Offered
  • AAPG Announces 2004 Election Results, Candidates for 2005

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Vol. 5, No. 1
The Winter 2004 issue begins with a message from the Appalachian Region PTTC Director and is followed with the following articles:

  • Final Recommendations from the Coal Bed Natural Gas Workshop; WV Energy Road Map Workshops to Continue
  • Abstracts Requested for ES-AAPG Technical Meeting; Full Cycle CBM Session Planned
  • Oil and Gas Sessions Planned for Canadian Meetings at the Northern End of the Basin
  • AAPG Explorer Series Examines Northern Extension of Trenton-Black River Play
  • AAPG Distinguished Lecturer Discusses New Theory for Quartz Cementation in Fractures
  • Are There More Council Run Gas Fields Waiting to be Found?
  • Oil and Gas Production Decline Curves for West Virginia
  • News & Notes: Recommendations from Your PAG; West Virginia Geological Survey Changes Mailing Address

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Vol. 4, No. 3
Following the message from the PTTC Director, the Fall 2003 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter included the following articles.

  • PTTC Receives 5-Year Contract Extension
  • AAPG-SPE 2003 Eastern Meeting a Huge Success
  • DOE Awards Trenton-Black River Research Grant
  • Energy Road Map Workshop Series Wraps Up
  • Coal Bed Natural Gas Workshop Attendees Offer Suggestions
  • What Will be Our Role in a Hydrogen Economy?
  • Well Tender Workshop Slogan: “More in ‘04!”
  • CO2 Sequestration Consortium Wins Award
  • Natural Gas Demand: a 30 TCF Market?

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 Vol. 4, No. 2
Published in the Spring 2003, this issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter included a message from PTTC Director, articles include:

  • Well Tender Workshops a Big Success, More to be Offered
  • 3-D Seismic for the Appalachian Basin
  • Reservoir Characterization Experts Offer Solid Advice
  • AAPG-SPE 2003 Eastern Meeting on Track, Watch for Announcement
  • AAPG Announces Election Results, New Slate
  • American Gas Association: 2002 Gas Reserves Level or Slightly Down
  • Potential Gas Committee: U.S. Had 65-Year Supply in 2002
  • WV Plans Series of Energy Opportunities Workshops
  • Energy Session at NE-SEGSA Meeting
  • Natural Resources Research Journal Seeks Papers
  • Interested in Carbonate Reservoirs? Check this Out.
  • Affordable, Effective Technologies are Available for Independents

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Vol. 4, No. 1
The Winter 2002-2003 issue begins with a message from the Appalachian Region PTTC director and is followed with the following articles:

  • Fractured Reservoir Expert Predicts Good Things for West Virginia
  • Call for Papers Issued for AAPG-SPE 2003 Eastern Meeting
  • Papers Needed for “Appalachian Case Histories” Session
  • Attention Students and Employers! Student Job Quest Coming to the Basin
  • Stripper Well Consortium Releases Call for Proposals from Members
  • Geologists Honor Trenton-Black River Pioneer with Grant Endowment
  • Seismic Imaging of Structural, Stratigraphic and Diagenetic Plays Workshop March 6th
  • Reservoir Characterization Workshop Scheduled for April 22-23
  • Well Safety for Well Tenders Workshops to Be Offered
  • There’s Still a Role for Geology in Deep Gulf of Mexico Plays
  • Detailed Surface Structure Maps of Selected Pennsylvania Quads Available
  • New Map and Digital Data Set of Original Ohio Land Subdivisions Available

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Vol. 3, No. 3
The Fall 2002 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter begins with the customary message from the center’s Director, followed by the following articles:

  • West Virginia’s Governor Welcomes Gas-From-Coal-Seams Players
  • Successful Multi-Lateral Technology Goes West
  • AAPG-SPE 2003 Meeting Date Moved Up
  • Trenton-Black River Research Consortium Founded
  • Trenton-Black River Sessions Well Attended
  • Operators Identify Non-Conventional Gas Play Needs
  • Stripper Well Consortium Prepares for Round Three Proposals
  • IOGCC Releases New Reports
  • Fractured Reservoir Workshop Announced

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Vol. 3, No. 2
Following a message from the Director, the Spring 2002 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter includes the following articles:

  • Horizontal Well Oil Delivery System
  • Trenton-Black River Talks Continue to Dominate Meetings and Workshops
  • NYSGA Field Trips Include Trenton-Black River Options  AAPG President Visits the Basin
  • AAPG Announces Election Results, Next Ballot
  • Natural Gas from Coal Seams Compilation Released by IOGCC
  • NRC Releases Recommendations to Preserve Geoscience Data
  • Stripper Well Consortium Announces New Projects
  • New GIS added to regional website

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Vol. 3, No. 1
Articles in the Winter 2002 of the Appalachian PTTC Newsletter are presented following the message from the Director and include:

  • Producer Advisory Group Holds Elections
  • Black River Workshops Scheduled for Ohio and Kentucky
  • Gas Storage Workshop to be Held in May
  • WVUGeologyProfessorReceivesLargeSoftwareDonation
  • Oil Producers Cite Technical Problems and Needs
  • HorizontalDrillingWorkshopsWellReceived
  • Integrating GIS and GPS for the Petroleum Industry
  • COMET Available for Appalachian Basin Students?
  • PTTC’s 10-Year Vision Finding a Dinosaur

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Vol. 2, No. 3
Following updates from the Appalachian PTTC Director, the Fall 2001 issue of the newsletter contained the following articles:

  • Former PTTC Chairman Retires
  • Optimized Exploitation Technology
  • Professional O&G Societies to Host Concurrent Meetings in ‘03
  • New Round of PUMP Awards Announced
  • Trenton Update – Round 2
  • AAPG Names First Outstanding Explorer Awardee
  • Carbon Sequestration
  • Reservoir Characterization Approach Presented
  • Gas Hydrates: Savior or Hazard?
  • Gas Storage and Pipeline Research
  • Sonic Stimulation

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Vol. 2, No. 2
Following the message from the PTTC Director, the Summer 2001 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter included the following articles.

  • Appalachian Region Elects New PAG Members;
  • Interest Remains High in the Appalachian Basin’s Hottest New Play: the Ordovician Trenton-Black;
  • River Formations;
  • The Role of Appalachian Supply in a 30Tcf Market;
  • PTTC Affiliates Receive Two of the Initial Pump Awards from DOE;
  • DOE Announces Pump II Solicitation Schedule;
  • Stripper Well Consortium Selects Initial Awards;
  • Potential Gas Committee Releases New Report;
  • Trenton-Black River Field Trip Planned;
  • Drake Well Foundation Hosts Highly Successful Symposium;
  • GTI Releases Tight Gas Resource Map of the United States;
  • Basement Vs. No-Basement Hypotheses for Appalachian Plateau Folds;
  • National Energy Policy Developed;
  • AAPG Host Summiton Developing a National Energy Policy;
  • GTI Report Conclusion: Section 29 Extension Will Increase Production

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Vol. 2, No. 1
Following the message from the PTTC Director, the Spring 2001 issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter included the following articles.

  • Hydraulic Fracturing Workshop to Be Offered;
  • 2001: A Geospatial Odyssey;
  • AAPG Releases Annual Convention Announcement;
  • New Report: 2000 GRI Demand Insights;
  • PAPG Plans Florida Field Trip;
  • PTTC Moves Headquarters Office to Houston;
  • AAPG Issues Policy Statement on the Regulation of Hydraulic Fracturing;
  • Gas Systems Analysis Model May Be Applied to Appalachian Basin;
  • “Nuts and Blots of Digital Geologic Analysis” Well Received;
  • New Developments in Ordovician Deep Reservoirs In the Appalachian Basin; and
  • Public Announcement from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources

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Vol. 1, No. 3
Published in the Fall of 2000, this issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter included a message from PTTC Director, articles include:

  • DOE Presents Two Awards to PTTC’s Founding Executive Director;
  • Preferred Upstream Management Practices (PUMP);
  • GRI Releases Latest in Gas Resource Map Series;
  • Eastern State Exploration Winner of IOGCC’s Stewardship Award;
  • History of the Oil Industry 2001 Symposium and Field Trips;
  • Test Shows Downhole Mixing Technology Can Increase Production; and
  • GTI Report Provides Detailed Outlook for Gas Supply Trends

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Vol. 1, No. 2
Produced during the 2nd quarter of 2000, articles in this issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter include:

  • Call for Abstracts issued for Carbonate Reservoir Conference;
  • Wyoming Senators Introduce Bill to Resolve Coalbed Methane Disputes;
  • Appalachian RLO Director Named to PTTC Board; and
  • RLO and PAG Release List of Workshops for 2000

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Vol. 1, No. 1
This was the premier issue of the Appalachian Region PTTC Newsletter, published during the first quarter of 2000.  Following a message from the Director, Doug Patchen, articles include:

  • OPI and IOGA-NY Host Joint Technical Conference; and
  • Recent Trenton Discoveries Attract Interested Producers

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