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Mark Williams, Lyn Canter, Orion Skinner, and Mark Sonnenfeld - Whiting Petroleum's Exploration and Development of the Bakken, Pronghorn, and Three Forks Reservoirs (Part 2)

Senior Geoscience Advisor for Cimarex Energy Co., and a leader in maintaining and advancing applied geoscience technology. Show More
Senior geoscience advisor who manages Whiting Petroleum’s rock laboratory, and successfully uses technology-driven advances in digital imaging tools to aid exploration efforts. Show More
A leader in the expertise of petroleum economics, he is senior vice president of exploration and development for Whiting Petroleum, managing the company’s upstream activity and capital budget. Show More
Senior explorationist for Whiting Petroleum, his 30-plus-year career resulted in many important discoveries, including the highly productive Pronghorn reservoir in North Dakota’s Bakken system. Show More

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Understanding the complex makeup of reservoirs is essential, and it requires considerable evaluation and time.
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Focusing on rocks, learning from others and implementing new technologies were the keys to success identified during a talk on “Evolution of Unconventional Oil Plays from Early Innovations to Future Challenges,” at the DPA luncheon held during the recent AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition in Denver.
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The “Converting Technology Into Dollars” panel will explore how top-tier organizations lead the way by rapidly improving and deploying unconventional resource technologies and incorporating new learnings across their organizations.
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Orion Skinner, senior explorationist at Whiting Petroleum, is this year’s winner of AAPG’s Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award.
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Keeping an open mind helped one company find the Pronghorn sweet spots in the Bakken Shale is one paper featured.
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A better understanding of the Three Forks Formation is enhancing shale oil prospects in the Bakken Shale play area.
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

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