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AAPG Rocky Mountain Section
July 9-11, 2008, Denver, Colorado

Search and Discovery Article #90092 (2009)
Posted September 25, 2009

*Appreciation is expressed to Mark Sonnenfeld, President, Rocky Mountain Section, Technical Program Chair, for providing these abstracts to post on Search and Discovery.

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      P. E. Devine

Design Considerations for Successful Low Environmental Impact Natural Gas Compression Facilities in Sensitive Areas,
      P. Dickinson

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      G. S. Dodson

Calibrating Stable Carbon Isotopes of Reservoir Fluids As a Thermal Maturity Indicator,
      M. P. Dolan, A. Grau, K. Ferworn, and S. Brown

Maturity Determinations in the Vermillion Basin-Baxter Shale: Fluid Maturity Parameters Help Interpret Charge and Migration,
      M. P. Dolan, D. G. Majewski, K. Ferworn, and S. Brown

Development of Produced Water Management and Treatment Strategies,
      J. E. Drewes, K. Benko, T. Cath, and P. Xu

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The Use of Epifluorescence Techniques to Determine Potential Oil-Prone Areas in the Mississippian Leadville Limestone, Northern Paradox Basin, Utah,
      D. E. Eby, T. C. Chidsey, Jr., and C. D. Morgan

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Combined Electromagnetic Induction and Magnetic Susceptibility Surveys for the Detection of Near Surface Geochemical Anomalies,
      J. M. Fausnaugh

Detecting Free Water Above Jonah Pay Using Pickett Plots and Core Analysis,
      A. Fisher

The Mowry-Muddy Hydrocarbon System of the Powder River Basin; a Developing Resource Play,
      J. R. Forster

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Imapit™ Interactive Resource Map,
      R. F. Garland

Cased Hole Solutions: Predicting Open Hole Logs Using Artifical Neural Networks,
      J. F. Gegg

Basin Centered Gas Accumulations - Fact or Fiction?,
      S. M. Goolsby and E. Coalson

Use of 3D Seismic to Land Horizontal Wellbores in Thin Beds: Potash Solution Mining Near Moab Utah,
      R. J. Grundy and H. Harvey

Sequence Stratigraphy and Reservoir Architecture of the Lower Cretaceous J Sandstone, Wattenberg Field, Dj Basin, Colorado,
      E. R. Gustason

Shale Gas Potential of Fine-Grained Cretaceous Source Rocks, Raton Basin, South-Central Colorado and Northeastern New Mexico,
      E. R. Gustason and M. H. Tobey

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Recent Advances in the Analytical Methods Used for Shale Gas Reservoir Gas-in-Place Assessment,
      R. C. Hartman

Characterization of Syn-Depositional Faulting of a Composite Type B Halokinetic Sequence Along the La Popa Salt Weld, La Popa Basin, Nuevo Leon, Mexico,
      B. E. Hennessy and K. A. Giles

Building Better Fracture Models By Combining Structural Analysis and Bayesian Updating to Quantify the Relationship Between Multiple Fracture Causing Agents,
      P. Hennings, J. McLennan, and T. Allwardt

Tradeoffs in 3D Seismic Acquisition Between Shallow and Deep Objectives or Value of 3D High Density (Infill) Seismic Survey to Improve Economic Results of CBM Wells from Cow Creek Unit,
      N. J. House

Seismic Petrophysics in Tight Gas Sands - a Piceance Basin, Mesa Verde Example,
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The Stone Cabin 3D Leads the Deep Exploration and Development of the West Tavaputs Plateau,
      J. Huck

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Fracture Modeling and Fault Zone Characteristics Applied to Reservoir Characterization of the Rulison Gas Field, Garfield County, Colorado,
      J. Jackson and B. Trudgill

Maturity and Organofacies Assessment of Bakken Shale: Implications for New Areas for Exploration and Production,
      D. M. Jarvie and M. S. Johnson

An Overview of Hydraulic Fracture Mapping in the Jonah Field and Its Implications for Field Development and Completions,
      J. Johnson, D. Debois, S. Malone, N. Warpinski, C. A. Wright, and L. Weijers

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      D. P. Keating and M. P. Fischer

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      C. F. Kluth, E. J. Sterne, J. Lillegrave, and A. W. Snoke

Relationship of Faults, Fractures, and Critical Stress to Mesaverde Reservoir Performance, North La Barge Field, Sublette County, Wyoming,
      C. D. Knight and J. Miskimins

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      R. Koepsell

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Shear-Wave Splitting Analysis for Natural Fracture Zone Identification, Rulison Field, Piceance Basin, Colorado,
      E. A. LaBarre

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      S. M. Larson and E. R. Gustason

Seismic Characterization of Fractured Tight Gas Reservoirs, Piceance Basin, Colorado,
      K. T. Lewallen, G. Chen, X. Wu, and P. Todd

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      P. G. Lillis, G. S. Ellis, M. P. Dempsey, and S. P. Cumella

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      J. Lorenz

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      R. M. Maslyn

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      M. J. Mullen, R. Meijs, M. Tunstall, B. Miller, and J. Paneitz

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