Publications and Presentations


Purvis, D., Myths and Misunderstandings of Reservoir Engineering, presented at SPE section in Dallas (October 2017) and in Austin (November 2017), to Dallas Geological Society (November 2017), to New Orleans Geological Society (January 2018).

 

Purvis, D., The Practice of Decline Curve Analysis, paper SPE 179979, Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, Houston, TX, May 2016. Also presented to SPE sections in Oklahoma City (August 2016) and Dallas (April 2017), to Dallas Geological Society (January 2017), and to SPE section in Wichita Falls (October 2017).

 

Purvis, D., Caveat Emptor in Acquisition, presented at SPE sections in Oklahoma City (August 2016), Dallas (December 2016) and Austin (February 2017).

 

Purvis, D., Engineering Methods and Advanced PHDwin two-day training course presented in Houston (October 2016), Dallas (November 2016), Oklahoma City (January 2017), and Houston (March 2017 & November 2017).

 

Purvis, D., Ethics of Brinkmanship, presented at SPE section in Wichita Falls (November 2016) and Gulf Coast Section Members in Transition (December 2017).

 

Purvis, D., Decline Curve Analysis, Year-end Reserves and Ethical Pitfalls, Society of Independent Professional Earth Scientists, Fort Worth chapter (January 2017).

 

Young, J. and Purvis, D., Changing Rules of Oil and Gas Reserve Audits, presented to the Oklahoma City chapter of SPEE (October 2017).

 

Purvis, D., Creating and Defending Shale reserves in PHDwin one-day training course presented in Dallas and Oklahoma City (October 2017) and Midland, Austin, and Houston (November 2017).

 

Purvis, D. with Dr. Curtis Whitson, Practical Aspects of Shale Reserves, presented at SPE sections in San Antonio (October 2015), Midland (November 2015), Wichita Falls (December 2015), Austin (January 2016), Fort Worth (February 2016), Bartlesville (February 2016), and Oklahoma City (October 2016).

 

Purvis, D., Ethics and Shale Reserves, workshop offered through SPE Calgary Section, CA, January 2016.

 

Purvis, D., Evaluation of Shale Reserves and Resources in US Acquisitions, to SPE Calgary Section, CA, January 2016.

 

Purvis, D. and Kuzma, H., Evolution of Uncertainty Methods in Decline Curve Analysis paper SPE 179980, Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, Houston, TX, May 2016. Also presented to SPE section in Fort Worth (September 2016)

 

Purvis, D., Evolution of Probabilistic Decline Curve Analysis, presented at SPE section Reservoir Studies Group in Oklahoma City (August 2016) and the SPE section in Fort Worth (September 2016)

 

Strickland, R., Purvis, D., and Blasingame, T., Practical Aspects of Reserve Determinations for Shale Gas, Presentation at the Eastern Section AAPG Meeting – Classic Rocks, Cleveland, OH, September 2012.

 

Strickland, R., Purvis, D., and Blasingame, T., Practical Aspects of Reserve Determinations for Shale Gas paper SPE 144357, Presentation at the SPE North American Unconventional Gas Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, TX, June 2011. (reprinted in Journal of Petroleum Technology, January 2012)

 

Purvis, Dwayne C. and Strickland, R.F., Presentation at the Unconventional A&D – 2008 Round Table, Barnett Shale—Was It Worth It?, Denver, CO, March 2008.

 

Purvis, Dwayne C., “Reserves”, Encyclopedia of Petroleum Engineering, 2001, 2008.

 

Strickland, R.F., Chong, E. and Purvis, D.C., Finite Difference Simulation of the Barnett Shale presented at the Barnett Shale Symposium II, Dallas, TX, June 2005.

 

Nickle, Brad, Purvis, Dwayne C., Strickland, R.F., Resolving the Nightmare of Performance Reporting and Portfolio Management – A Web Based Approach paper SPE 95164-PP presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics and Evaluation Symposium, Dallas, TX, April 2005.

 

Purvis, D. C., Judgment in Probabilistic Analysis paper SPE 81996 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Denver, CO, October 2003.

 

Purvis, Dwayne C., Strickland, R.F., Problems Reconciling Probabilistic and Deterministic Reserve Classifications and Evaluations paper SPE 68591 presented at the SPE Hydrocarbon Economics Evaluation Symposium, Dallas, TX, April 2001.

 

Strickland, R.F., Purvis, Dwayne C., Alexander, R.A., Quinn, M.A., Coupling Probabilistic Methods and Finite Difference Simulation: Three Case Histories paper SPE 38777 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, San Antonio, TX, October 1997.