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Enhanced Oil Recovery Insights

Scott Ellingson (geologist) and John Frederick (geophysicist), will be presenting new interpretations of Alpha Field (Minnelusa Formation) based on geologic mapping and a 3D seismic survey on Tuesday, September 12, in Casper and virtually via Webex. 

The talk is part of EORI’s “Enhanced Oil Recovery Insights” series, focused on minimizing stranded oil in Wyoming reservoirs.

Mr. Ellingson and Mr. Frederick will discuss analysis of a 3D seismic survey over the Alpha Minnelusa field and how these new data affected geological mapping of the field. The purpose of the study was to develop a better understanding of the reservoir boundaries and to determine if there were additional locations worth drilling. This work shows that it is now possible to predict reservoir thickness more accurately for PUD locations and of equal importance, to minimize the chances of drilling a dry hole.

The EOR Insights talk will be held at the True River Cross Commons (465 N. Poplar, Casper WY) from 7:00 – 8:30 am (MST).  Coffee and breakfast snacks will be provided. The event is free, but registration is required by going online to:

Mr. Ellingson, founder of Zion Energy, LLC, is a highly experienced geologist who has worked on conventional assets for the past 15 years, throughout the Rocky Mountain region. Scott currently specializes in optimizing waterfloods, identifying behind-pipe potential, and prospecting for potential PUD locations.

John Frederick, founder of Red Leaf Energy, is known for his expertise in working with the Permian Minnelusa eolian sandstone reservoirs in Wyoming. John has developed methodologies to optimize seismic acquisition techniques and seismic data processing parameters, and has integrated geological and geophysical interpretive and visualization techniques to increase successful efforts in locating and developing reserves. 

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