Reservoir, production and completion engineers, petrophysicists, geologists, geophysicists and other professionals who desire a thorough overview of both current and emerging concepts, technologies and processes related to shale gas and shale oil resource development.
YOU WILL LEARN HOW TO
· Describe the resource potential and economic importance of shale gas and shale oil resources
· Describe the similarities / differences between shale gas, tight gas and coalbed methane
· Recognize and describe shale play differences and critical reservoir properties to identify the “sweet spots”
· Estimate Gas and Oil in place for resource plays
· Apply different resource evaluation techniques recognizing the advantages & disadvantages of each technique
· Apply drilling, completion and stimulation technology to shale gas and shale oil formations
· Evaluate and forecast individual well and reservoir performance
· Determine how to estimate well reserves in both PDP (proved developed producing) and PUD (proved undeveloped) categories.
ABOUT THIS COURSE
This course will cover current practices for evaluating, drilling and completing these challenging reservoirs. Discussion will include a focus on the limitations of many of the current tools and technologies. Field examples from the Barnett, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Woodford, Bakken and other shale plays in North America are utilized to illustrate the technical challenges associated with evaluation and development. Information and opportunities for international shale plays will be described. The participant should leave the course with a foundational understanding of value-adding shale gas resource practices and an insight into determining the critical reservoir parameters used to predict a potential commercial resource play.
· Reservoir Characterization and Evaluation: geological setting; rock properties; petrophysical considerations
· Drilling: vertical vs. horizontal wells; pilot holes; fluids; MWD and LWD; wellbore sizes and lateral; drilling challenges; mechanical considerations
· Completions: cased vs. open hole; perforation schemes; stimulation design and considerations; case histories
· Field trials and pilots: strategies for implementing a pilot program to optimize well drilling, completion, stimulation and producing alternatives using microseismic, fiber optics, production logs and other resources
· Production Forecasting and Reserve Calculations: volumetrics; performance analysis; simulation; resource development; decline curve analysis; handling uncertainty in estimates