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roundtable discussions

This year, the ERM is excited to offer a new form of technical content to our schedule.


Join us on the last day of our event for a series of discipline specific roundtable discussions that will allow attendees to share knowledge and debate ideas with peer technical professionals in an open discussion. Roundtables are a structured yet interactive meeting format where participants gather to engage in a collaborative and open exchange of ideas in order to foster dialogue, encourage diverse perspectives, and reach meaningful conclusions or decisions.

Four roundtables will be offered focusing on Young Professionals, Completions, Reservoir Engineering, and Production. A professional specific to each topic will serve as a moderator to facilitate the discussion, but the conversation will be driven entirely by the questions, comments, and interests of the participants as they share their own experience, learn from the experience of others, and debate ideas that are exceptionally relevant to their areas of professional interest.


"Young Professionals and the Energy Future"


During this roundtable discussion, we will embark on a thoughtful exploration of the future of energy and its profound implications for career prospects. Our conversation will delve into the intricate nuances of the ongoing energy transition, explaining how it reshapes the landscape of our industry. Moreover, we will engage in a comprehensive dialogue concerning climate initiatives, recognizing the pivotal role that students and academic institutions play in shaping these discussions on college campuses. This discourse promises to provide valuable insights into the evolving energy sector and the opportunities it presents for aspiring professionals


Tracey Rozploch

Petroleum Engineer, Ayers Petroleum Consulting

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"Innovations in Reservoir & Reserves Software: Direct Applications to the Field"

While previous industrial revolutions were powered by steam, electrification, and digitization, the current revolution will center around artificial intelligence and automation. While broad in scope, this concept is specifically applicable to reservoir engineering. From forecasting and type-curve fitting to RTA and BHP analysis, software and technology available to reservoir engineers are full of “bells and whistles," but what are the most practical ways to adopt these new tools?

This roundtable is open to students and professionals of all levels of expertise and will explore current and future technology offerings available to reservoir and reserves engineers.  Participants will benefit from a discussion of the applications, limitations, and possibilities associated with the group's mutual experience.


Matthew Boothe

Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Diversified Energy Company


"Optimizing Plunger Lift Operations & Other Alternative Artificial Lift Methods"

Optimizing plunger lift operations and exploring alternative artificial lift methods are crucial steps in enhancing production operations. By tailoring an approach to each well's unique characteristics and employing advanced technologies, we can achieve greater efficiency, reduce downtime, and ultimately improve the overall performance of producing assets. Our round table will cover plunger lift benefits, challenges, and optimization, as well as explore alternative methods specific to the Appalachian Basin.


Clint Meade

Production Manager, Mountain V Oil & Gas


"Tuning Completion Design: Cluster and Stage Spacing"

During our round table, we encourage participants to openly share experiences related to completion design optimization in current operations. This sharing of real-world examples will help us identify areas for improvement. Additionally, we'll review industry best practices and the latest research in completion design to ensure alignment with cutting-edge knowledge. We'll explore potential adjustments and optimization strategies for current and future projects to enhance reservoir drainage and production efficiency. Lastly, we'll address any challenges or concerns associated with modifying completion design approaches, ensuring a thorough evaluation of potential risks and benefits prior to implementation.


John Adcock

Senior Vice President Operations, Ascent Resources

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