November 16, 2017 Meeting


$17.00 with reservation
$20.00 without reservation
to AGS Members & Guests


Abilene Country Club, 4039 S. Treadaway, Abilene, Texas 79602


Please RSVP by Tuesday Noon, November 14th to Allan Frizzell @ 325.673.3739, Email:  enrich@bitstreet.com






SWS Bill Hailey Memorial Short Course dates have changed.
- Monday, January 29, 2018, Abilene, TX
- Tuesday, January 30, 2018, UTA, Arlington, TX

The Course is three (3) weeks later than usual.

The topic will be Seismic Geomorphology and Seismic Stratigraphy - Extracting Geologic Insights from 3D Seismic Data with Henry W. Posamentier, Instructor.



Michael A. Raines, Speaker


The topic is about how small-scale core measurements compare to full scale core measurements, and implications for characterizing larger scale flow units. How small of core samples are too small to represent the reservoir.



Michael Raines received a BS in Geology from West Texas State University (now West Texas A&M University) in Canyon, Texas. From there he went on to get an MS in Geology from the University of Oklahoma at Norman. He first entered the oil field as a summer intern for Texaco, in Midland. From that internship, he was offered a full-time position with Texaco (also in Midland), so began his career there. While at Texaco, Mike was exposed to a wide variety of industry technologies, including CO2 Flooding. Most of his work, in fact was in or around EOR or waterflood properties in the Vacuum Field. After 5 years there, Mr. Raines joined Kinder Morgan CO2 Company, where he worked on the world-class SACROC Unit (also a CO2 flood). Six years later, Mike spent a couple of years with several of his old Texaco compatriots at Petro- Source Energy (now Trinity CO2, LLC), working on the Wellman Unit, then joined several more plus ex-Kinder Morgan buddies at Whiting Petroleum Corporation, where he is currently employed. Initially Mike worked on Whiting's CO2 floods, but he is now in the process of learning about unconventionals along with watching out for Whiting's existing Permian Assets. Michael has served in a variety of volunteer positions at national, regional, and local geological societies. Currently, Mike is President of the Southwest Section.