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Geosteering Workshop August 2018

Introduction to Geosteering Seminar – August 2018 What: Basics of Geosteering training When: August 30 and 31, 2018; 9AM to 3:30PM Where: Chinook Consulting – 301 14 St NW, Main level boardroom   The workshop will walk you through fundamentals of geosteering, geosteering principles and use of StarSteer geosteering software. Please bring with you the following: A […]

New Service Announcement: Petroleum Geochemistry

Chinook consulting has recently added Geochem Lab Services to our ever expanding suite of professional services. Geochemical well logs are created from samples using X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) that measure elemental concentrations and X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) that measure mineral/phase characteristics and abundance. Geochemical well logging is a proven tool that helps clarify subtle changes in hydrocarbon […]

East Duvernay Shale Basin

Devonian Duvernay Formation, East Shale Basin, Alberta Summary The East Shale Basin of Alberta is located geographically in the Three Hills and the Ponoka/Gull Lake area, with recent activity mainly found within the strike areas of Joffre, Morningside and Huxley. The East Shale Basin (ESB) has seen a flurry of recent activity since 2016 following […]

Technological Approach in Resource Plays

The aptly titled “shale revolution” is changing the energy production landscape in North America one resource play at the time.  The potent combination of horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking is unlocking oil and gas reserves around the continent.  Faced with dwindling recoverable reserves in mature basins, explorers and producers are using technological advances to extract […]

AAPG ACE Convention 2018

AAPG Annual Convention and Exhibition ACE 2018 – Salt Lake City We are pleased to be part of AAPG ACE 2018 again this year. The conference is hosted by the Utah Geological Association. Chinook Consulting will be on the exhibit floor at the Salt Palace Convention Center in Salt Lake City, Utah at booth 801 […]

McMurray Oil Saturation

Have you ever wondered what rich McMurray oil saturation looks like at the shaker and in cuttings? See a short video of heavy oil saturated McMurray sand on the shale shakers:    

GeoConvention 2018

Joint CSPG-CWLS-CSEG Convention: GeoConvention 2018 We are pleased to be part of GeoConvention 2018 again this year. Chinook Consulting will be on the exhibit floor at the TELUS Convention Centre at booth 218 from Monday, May 7th to Wednesday, May 9th. Register at the link below for a Free Exhibit Hall Pass. We look forward to […]

SAGD and Heavy Oil Development

Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) and Cyclic Steam Stimulation (CSS) SAGD/CSS is an unconventional resource development that is widely used to extract bitumen from underground oil sands deposits. These methods involve injecting steam into sub-surface oil sands deposits to heat the bitumen locked in the sand, thereby lowering the viscosity allowing it to flow and to be extracted. In […]

Geosteering in the WCSB

What Works, What Doesn’t Not all plays are equally suitable for a geosteering approach. While geosteering is the preferred method of reservoir navigation in unconventional shale and siltstone reservoirs, the approach is also used in conventional tight oil and gas clastic resource plays, as well as in some heavy oil plays and carbonate reservoirs. This […]

Drilling Optimization Approach

At Chinook Consulting Services we define Drilling Optimization as: Constructing a well that meets all objectives, for both reservoir access and data gathering, at the lowest possible cost and/or time without compromising HS&E or wellbore quality   In order to meet this objective, we believe that the most two main areas focus should be: Borehole […]