• March 4, 2020
    10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Led by instructor: Stephen Clark, Senior Technical Analyst for ROGII Inc.

A one-day workshop being offered by the

Ohio Geological Society

 sponsored by the

Ohio Oil and Gas Association

in conjunction with the OOGA Annual Winter Meeting

March 4th, 2020; 10:00am-4:00pm

Hilton Columbus at Easton, 3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus Ohio 43219 614-414-5000

Course summary

Geo-steering is actively adjusting the placement of a wellbore while drilling to remain within a geological target. A time-limited version of Starsteer software will be provided.

Learn the basics of operating StarSteer directional drilling and wellbore management software during this day-long introduction. StarSteer provides an all-inclusive, user-friendly platform for every development and operations geologist including well planning, horizontal geosteering, and completion design integration. Using real data from North American unconventional plays, registrants will learn effective geosteering techniques and be introduced to a variety of topics including communication of target changes, creation of structural maps and using geosteering interpretations, planning wells and post-drill analysis.

Course objectives
By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts of geosteering
  • Feel comfortable using StarSteer to steer a variety of formations
  • Create structure maps and well plans in StarSteer

Who should attend:

Entry level or experienced geo-scientists, well operators,  or those interested in the planning, drilling, and completion of a modern oil and gas well.


The cost is $99 for professionals and $80 for currently enrolled university/college students . This registration includes software and refreshments. There will be one hour for lunch. The cost of lunch is not included in the registration fee.

IMPORTANT: Registrants must bring a laptop computer to participate in the exercises using downloaded time-limited software provided by ROGII.

A certificate for CEUs (.5) or PDHs (5) will be issued if requested by marking the checkbox during registration.

Contact Mac Swinford with questions concerning the workshop (

Course agenda

  1. Introduction of Instructor, participants and ROGII
  2. What is Geosteering?
  3. Why Geosteer?
  4. Types of Geosteering
    1. Model-based and Strat-Based approaches
  5. Scales
    1. Horizontal scales: VS, MD
    2. Vertical scales: TVD, TVDSS, TVT
  6. Exercise 1: Single-well geosteering (Marcellus)
    1. Data loading
    2. Effective geosteering techniques
    3. Communicating target changes
    4. Dynamic curves/Model-based
  7. Exercise 2: Single-well geosteering (Duvernay)
    1. Effective geosteering techniques
    2. Mapping/Gridding tops
    3. Well planning
    4. Post-drill analysis
    5. Pseudo-typelogs
  8. Exercise 3: Faulted formations (Eagle Ford)
    1. Data integration (seismic)
  9. Incorporating adjacent horizontal well interpretation
  10. Identifying faults
  11. Exercise 4: Using the Geosteering Simulator
    1. Learn to geosteer in real time using our Steering simulator
  12. Concluding Remarks



Venue Phone: (614) 414-5000

Venue Website:

3900 Chagrin Drive, Columbus, Ohio, 43219, United States


The Ohio Geological Society will meet in a room within the bank of rooms reserved for the OOGA winter meeting