John O’Brien, Ken Beeney, Troy Beserra, Mike Kendrick, Marc Marshall, Gene Sparkman, R. Randy Ray; Introduction to special section: Geoscience follow-up papers from URTeC 2013 and 2014. Interpretation ; 3 (3): SUi–SUii. doi: https://doi.org/10.1190/INT2015-0610-SPSEINTRO.1
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With a strong emphasis on integration across disciplines, the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) is proving to be a very successful forum for practicing geoscientists and engineers to present their recent work. These presentations showcase the detailed reservoir analysis and integrated interpretation required for the economic development of unconventional resources. Topics discussed cover a broad spectrum of techniques from studies of nanopore scale porosity, to seismic detection of reservoir native fractures and microseismic modeling of induced fractures, and up to sweet-spot evaluation in full field development. A recurring theme throughout is the need for interdisciplinary integration, collaboration, and communication.