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Publications – Dr. Raymond L. (Ray) Johnson, Jr.


  1. Johnson Jr, R. L. Jr., What we know, what we don’t know, and things we do not know we don't know about hydraulic fracturing in high stress environments, ASEG Extended Abstracts 2018(1) 1 - 7, presented at AEGC 2018, Sydney, Australia.
  2. Fei, Y., Pokalai, K., Johnson, R., Gonzalez, M., & Haghighi, M. (2017). Experimental and simulation study of foam stability and the effects on hydraulic fracture proppant placement. Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering, 46(Supplement C), 544-554. doi:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2017.08.020
  3. Goldman, M. and Johnson, Jr. Raymond L.  Methodology for Assessing Original Gas in Place and Estimated Ultimate Recovery from a Tight Marine Formation Using Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Modelling,” 2017 APPEA Journal, Paper AJ16176, presented at 2017 APPEA Conference & Exhibition, Perth, Australia, May 2017.
  4. Keshavarz, A., Badalyan, A., Johnson, R. Jr., Bedrikovetsky, P.; Improving Conductivity of Natural Fracture System in
    Conjunction with a Hydraulic Fracture in Stress Sensitive Reservoirs, SPE 182306‐MS, presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Perth, WA, Australia, Oct. 2016.
  5. Johnson Jr, R. L. Jr., Improving diagnostic fracture injection testing for in situ stress profiling, reservoir characterisation and well optimisation in unconventional gas reservoirs, IC3G 2016 Paper 95, presented at the 2016 International Conference on Geomechanics, Geo‐energy and Geo‐resources, Melbourne, Australia
  6. Johnson Jr, R. L. Nguyen, L., and Russel, T.  Next Steps to Crack the Code on Tight Permian Toolachee and Patchawarra Sandstones of the Cooper Basin, Southwest Queensland, extended abstract, 2016 APPEA Journal, A150903‐66, presented at the 2016 APPEA Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
  7. Pokalai, D. Kulikowski, R.L. Johnson, Jr., M. Haghighi and D. Cooke. Development of a New Approach for Hydraulic Fracturing in Tight Sand with Pre‐Existing Natural Fractures, paper, 2016 APPEA Journal, presented at the 2016 APPEA Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
  8. Keshavarz, A., Badalyan, A., Johnson, R. Jr., and Bedrikovetsky, P.: Productivity enhancement by stimulation of natural fractures around a hydraulic fracture using micro‐sized proppant placement, Journal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jngse.2016.03.065
  9. Keshavarz, A., Badalyan, A., Johnson, R. Jr., and Bedrikovetsky, P.; Stimulation of Unconventional Reservoirs using Graded Proppant Injection, SPE 176712‐MS. Paper presented at the 2015 Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition ‐ Asia Pacific, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Nov. 2015.
  10. Lehman, L., Andress, R., Mullen, M., and Johnson, Ray: Delaware Basin Bone Springs. A Study of the Evolving Completion Practices to Create an Economically Successful Play. SPE 176828‐MS. Paper presented at the 2015 Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition ‐ Asia Pacific, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Nov. 2015.
  11. Johnson Jr, R. L. Jr., Abul Khair, H.F., Jeffrey, R.G., Meyer, J.J., Stark, C., Tauchnitz, J.: Improving Fracture Initiation and Potential Impact on Fracture Coverage by Implementing Optimal Well Planning and Drilling Methods for Typical Stress Conditions in the Cooper Basin, Central Australia, extended abstract, 2015 APPEA Journal, 140801‐103, presented at the 2015 APPEA Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
  12. Croon, M., Bluett, J., Titus, L., Johnson, R., Jr; Formation evaluation case study: Glyde unconventional Middle Proterozoic play in the McArthur Basin, northern Australia, extended abstract, 2015 APPEA Journal, presented at the 2015 APPEA Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
  13. Keshavarz, A., Badalyan, A., Johnson, R. Jr., Bedrikovetsky, P.; Improving the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing treatment in CBM reservoirs by stimulating the surrounding natural fracture system, paper, 2015 APPEA Journal, presented at the 2015 APPEA Conference & Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia.
  14. Keshavarz, A., Badalyan, A., Carageorgos, T., Bedrikovetsky, P., Johnson, Raymond Jr., Stimulation of coal seam permeability by micro‐sized graded proppant placement using selective fluid properties, Fuel 144 (2015) 228–236.
  15. Keshavarz, A., Yang, Y., Badalyan, A., Johnson, R., Bedrikovetsky, P., Laboratory‐based mathematical modelling of graded proppant injection in CBM reservoirs, International Journal of Coal Geology 136 (15 December 2014), 1‐16   
  16. Johnson Jr, R.L. Jr. “Is it the Geological Environment, Engineering Skill or Luck that Differentiates the Success of Hydraulic Fracturing in Australian Coal Seam Gas Projects?” extended abstract and presentation, Opportunities and Advancements in Coal Bed Methane in the Asia Pacific, AAPG GTW, Brisbane, Feb. 2015 and SPE Queensland Section meeting, March, 2015.
  17. Johnson Jr, R.L. Jr. and Mazumder, S. 2014. Key Factors Differentiate the Success Rate of Coalbed Methane Pilots Outside of North America ‐ Some Australian Experiences, paper IPTC 18108, presented at International Petroleum Technology Conference, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Dec. 2014.
  18. Johnson Jr, R.L. and Titus, L. Observations and Recommendations from a Hydraulic Fracturing Case in the Pre-Cambrian Lawn Hill Shale, Isa Superbasin, Australia , paper SPE 171448 , the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Adelaide, Australia, 14–16 October, 2014.
  19. Keshavarz, A., Badalyan, A., Carageorgos, T., Johnson, R. L., Jr., and Bedrikovetsky, P. Enhancement of CBM well fracturing through stimulation of cleat permeability by ultra fine particle injection, paper, 2014 APPEA Journal, Extended Abstract 130801-103, Perth, WA, Australia, April 2014.
  20. Keshavarz, A., Badalyan, A., Carageorgos, T., Johnson, R. L., Jr., and Bedrikovetsky, P. (2014, 25–27 February). Stimulation of Unconventional Naturally Fractured Reservoirs by Graded Proppant Injection: Experimental Study and Mathematical Model, paper SPE 167757, presented at the SPE/EAGE European Unconventional Conference and Exhibition, Vienna, Austria, Feb. 2014.
  21. Crane, B., Magill, D., and Johnson, R. L., Jr. Fracturing Fluid Testing for Design Purposes and Regulatory Oversight in a Shale Gas Project, SPE 167107. Paper presented at the 2013 Unconventional Resources Conference and Exhibition - Asia Pacific, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Nov. 2013.
  22. Johnson Jr, R.L., Bluett, J., Titus, L., Warner, D. 2013. Exploring and Appraising the Oldest Gas Accumulations in Australia, 2013 APPEA Journal, Extended Abstract 121005-18, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, May 2013.
  23. Johnson Jr, R.L., Hokin, G., Warner, D., Dawney, R., Dix, M. and Ruble, T. 2012. An Emerging Shale Gas Play in the McArthur Group, Northern Territory, 2012 APPEA Journal, Extended Abstract 110923-10 Adelaide, SA, Australia, May 2012.
  24. Kabir, A.H., McCalmont, S., Street, T., Johnson Jr, R.L. 2011. Reservoir Characterisation of Surat Basin Coal Seams using Drill Stem Tests, SPE 147828, Paper, Presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, 20-22 September, Jakarta, Indonesia.
  25. Johnson Jr, R.L., Scott, M.P., Jeffrey, R.G., Chen, Z., Bennett, L., Vandenborn, C. and Tcherkashnev, S. 2010. Evaluating Hydraulic-Fracture Effectiveness in a Coal-Seam-Gas Reservoir From Surface Tiltmeter and Microseismic Monitoring, Journal of Petroleum Technology, Technology Focus, Dennis Denney, Senior Technology Editor, pp. 59-62, March 2011.
  26. Johnson Jr, R.L., Glassborow, B., Scott, M.P., Datey, A., Pallikathekathil, Z.J. and Meyer, J. Utilizing Current Technologies to Understand Permeability, Stress Azimuths and Magnitudes and their Impact on Hydraulic Fracturing Success in a Coal Seam Gas Reservoir, paper SPE 133066, presented at SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference & Exhibition, Brisbane, Australia, Oct. 2010.
  27. Johnson Jr, R.L., Scott, M.P., Jeffrey, R.G., Chen, Z., Bennett, L., Vandenborn, C. and Tcherkashnev, S. 2010. Evaluating Hydraulic Fracture Effectiveness in a Coal Seam Gas Reservoir from Surface Tiltmeter and Microseismic Monitoring, paper SPE 133063, presented at SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Florence, Italy. Sept 2010.
  28. Scott, M. P., Johnson Jr., R.L. Datey, A., Vandenborn, C. and Woodroof, Robert A. Jr. 2010. Evaluating Hydraulic Fracture Geometry from Sonic Anisotropy and Radioactive Tracer Logs, paper SPE 133059, presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, Oct. 2010.
  29. Johnson Jr, R.L., Glassborow, B., Scott, M.P., Datey, A., Pallikathekathil, Z.J. and Meyer, J. Utilizing Current Technologies to Understand Permeability, Stress Azimuths and Magnitudes and Their Impact on Hydraulic Fracturing Success. Poster, 2010 APPEA Extended Abstract -090918-06, 2010 APPEA Journal, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, May 2010.
  30. Johnson, Jr. Raymond L., Scott, S. and Herrington, M,: Changes in Completion Strategy Unlocks Massive Jurassic Coalbed Methane Resource Base in the Surat Basin, Australia, paper SPE 101109, presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition held in Adelaide, SA, 11–13 September 2006 and the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in San Antonio, TX, USA, Sept. 2006.
  31. Johnson, Jr. Raymond L., and Scott, Steve: It's Not How You Start, But How You Complete That Counts!, paper and presentation, PESA Symposium 2005, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sept. 2005.
  32. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L and Greenstreet, Carl W.: Managing Uncertainty Related to Hydraulic Fracturing Modeling in Complex Stress Environments with Pressure-Dependent Leakoff, paper SPE 84492, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Denver, CO, USA, Oct. 2003.
  33. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L., Aw, Keong P., Ball, David, and Willis, Mike: Completion, Perforating and Hydraulic Fracturing Design Changes Yield Success in an Area of Problematic Frac Placement— the Cooper Basin, Australia, paper SPE 77906, presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Oct. 2002.
  34. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L., Dunn, K. P., Bastian, P. A., Hopkins, C. W., Conway, M. W.: The Pressure-Dependence Ratio: A Bottomhole Treating Pressure Diagnostic Tool for Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments in Tight, Naturally Fractured Reservoirs,paper SPE 77916, presented at the 2002 Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne Australia, Oct. 2002 and the SPE Production Operations Symposium, Oklahoma City, OK, USA, March 2003.
  35. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L., Flottman, Thomas, and Campagna, David: Improving Results of Coalbed Methane Development Strategies by Integrating Geomechanics and Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies, paper SPE 77824, presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, Oct. 2002 and Joint SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, USA, Sept. 2003.
  36. Johnson, Jr. Raymond L., and Flottman, Thomas: Hydraulic Fracturing in Coals - Can the Data Assist Us in Better Understanding Stress Complexities in Coal Seam Methane Reservoirs?, abstract/presentation, PESA Symposium 2002, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, Sept. 2002.
  37. Johnson, Jr., R. L., Hopkins, C. W., Zuber, M.W.: Technical Challenges in the Development of Unconventional Gas Resources in Australia, paper, APPEA Journal 2000, presented at APPEA Conference, Brisbane, QLD, Australia, May 2000.
  38. Johnson, Jr., R. L., Dunn, K. P., Bastian, P. A., Hopkins, C. W., Conway, M.W.: Qualifying Hydraulic Fracturing Effectiveness in Tight, Naturally Fractured Reservoirs by Combining Three- Dimensional Fracturing and Reservoir Simulators, paper SPE 49048 presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, New Orleans, LA, USA, Sept. 1998.
  39. Johnson, Jr. Raymond L., Walters, Wallace W., Conway, M.W., Burdett, Bruce S., Stanley, Rod G.: ―CO2 Energized and Remedial 100% CO2 Treatments Improve Productivity in Wolfcamp Intervals, Val Verde Basin, West Texas, ― paper SPE 39778, presented at the 1998 Gas Technology Symposium, Calgary, ALB, March 1998; SPE Permian Basin Oil & Gas Recovery Conference, Midland, TX, Mar 1998; and SPE Low Permeability Reservoirs Symposium, Denver, CO, USA, April 1998.
  40. Walters, Wallace W., Johnson, Jr. Raymond L., Conway, M.W., Burdett, B.S.: Case History of CO2 Remedial Treatments: Improved Production in the Wolfcamp Intervals, Val Verde Basin, West Texas, paper presented at the 45th Annual Short Course, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, April 1998.
  41. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L., Rodgerson, James L.: More Effective Hydraulic Fracturing in Secondary Recovery, In-Fill Developments, Permian Basin, Using Bottomhole Pressure and In-Situ Stress Profiling Techniques, paper SPE 39781 presented at the SPE Permian Basin Oil & Gas Recovery Conference, Midland, TX, USA, March 1998.
  42. Rodgerson, James L., Johnson, Jr., Raymond L.: Bottomhole Pressure and In-Situ Stress Profiling Techniques Improve Hydraulic Fracturing in a Secondary Recovery Unit, paper, presented at the 45th Annual Meeting, Southwestern Petroleum Short Course, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, USA, April 1998.
  43. Johnson, Jr., Ray: Evaluation of E.T. O‘Daniel #37 Treatment and New Techniques in Stress Profiling and Bottomhole Treating Pressure Evaluation, presentation, 3rd Annual Naturally Fractured Reservoir Symposium, Socorro, NM, USA, Oct. 1997.
  44. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L. and Woodroof, Jr., R. A.: The Application of Hydraulic Fracturing Models in Conjunction with Tracer Surveys to Characterize and Optimize Fracture Treatments in the Brushy Canyon Formation, Southeastern New Mexico, paper SPE 36470, presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition, Denver, CO, USA, Oct. 1996.
  45. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L.: The Application of Hydraulic Fracturing Models to Characterize Fracture Treatments in the Brushy Canyon Formation, Delaware Group, Eddy County, New Mexico," paper SPE 35195, presented at the Permian Basin Oil & Gas Recovery Conference, Midland, TX, USA, March 1996.
  46. Johnson, Jr., Raymond L.: Fracture Treatment Modifications and Bottomhole Treating Pressure Analysis in the Pictured Cliffs Formation, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, paper SPE 29448, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional/Low Permeability Reservoir Symposium, Denver, CO, USA, March 1995.
  47. Johnson, Jr., R. L. and Brown, T. D.: Large-Volume, High-Rate Stimulation Treatments in Horizontal Wells in the Niobrara Formation, Silo Field, Laramie County, Wyoming, paper SPE 25926, presented at the SPE Rocky Mountain Regional/Low Permeability Reservoir Symposium, Denver, CO, USA, April 1993.
 

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