|Reservoir Management - RM|
|Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE|
|Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources - SRE|
|Reservoir Management for Unconventional Reservoirs - RMUR|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Jeffrey (Jeff) Aldrich, Stanley Kleinsteiber, John Seidle
This course in unconventional reservoir management is aimed at all petro-technical professionals who have little experience with these resource types but who wish to quickly learn some key elements and issues associated with the exploitation of unconventional reservoirs (tight gas, tight oil, and shales). The course is built around the role of the reservoir engineer and, hence, concerns itself with the integration and use of information to make well rate and recoverable volumes estimates, making decisions on desirable data collection, and planning answers to common questions such as choice of initial development spacing and the value of subsequent infill drilling. Attendees should leave this course with an improved understanding of unconventional reservoir exploitation. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.
In the virtual session, course hours will be 0800 - 1200 CST (GMT - 6:00) on each weekday over the two weeks.
"Instruction on multi-frac horizontals is directly applicable to my current work." - Reservoir Engineer, Houston, United States
"I loved the derivations and background information for the reservoir programs we use. Instructor was very knowledgeable of tight gas and shale gas and the development of these assets in basins all around the world." - Reservoir Engineer, Oklahoma City, United States
All petro-technical professionals who have little experience with unconventional reservoirs but who need or desire to start developing some understanding of important basic concepts and methods associated with these resource types. The course is focused on reservoir management issues for tight gas, tight oil and shale reservoirs. CBM reservoirs are not addressed.
You Will Learn:
MR. JEFFREY ALDRICH is a Vice President and Senior Geoscientist with MHA Petroleum Consultants Inc., a Denver-based petroleum consulting firm. He has over 30 years of global oil and gas experience working from frontier exploration through appraisal and large development projects. His expertise is in unconventional reservoirs, prospect evaluation, reserve determinations and multi-discipline and multi-culture team dynamics. Prior to joining MHA, he held various management and technical positions with Dart Energy, an Australian global unconventional gas company, Greenpark Energy, a UK CBM company, PetroSA, the South African national oil company, Forest Oil, Maxus Energy and Pennzoil Oil and Gas Company. He has a BS in Geology from Vanderbilt University and an MS in Geology from Texas A&M University. He is an active member in the AAPG, SPE, RMAG, DWLS, DIPS and is a Certified Petroleum Geologist (#3791). He is author or co-author of over 25 papers and/or technical presentations.
MR. STANLEY KLEINSTEIBER is a Senior Petroleum Engineer with MHA Petroleum Consultants Inc., a Denver-based petroleum consulting firm. Mr. Kleinsteiber has over 24 years of petroleum engineering experience and has authored or co-authored papers dealing with production decline type curve analysis, CO2 flooding, and depletion of a rich gas condensate reservoir by nitrogen injection. Since joining MHA he has performed reservoir engineering studies in numerous US basins, Canada and Australia, as well as co-developed an in-house gas reservoir engineering course for clients such as BP, Japan National Oil Company (Tokyo), and EGPC (Cairo). Mr. Kleinsteiber has experience related to exploration well testing in the Mediterranean Ocean offshore Israel. He has also performed field development studies for coalbed methane reservoirs in the Bowen Basin of eastern Australia, and well test analyses for exploration wells in Hungary. Prior to joining MHA, he held various reservoir engineering positions with Amoco Production Company both in their Tulsa, Oklahoma research center and Denver regional production office. Mr. Kleinsteiber's last position with Amoco was Western Business Unit Technology Coordinator where he was an internal consultant to the business unit's engineering staff in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions. Mr. Kleinsteiber and his colleagues at Amoco developed the initial plan of depletion for fields in Wyoming and Utah using compositional numerical simulation. His specific contributions were in the areas of fluid property characterization, well testing and simulation studies for various development options. Mr. Kleinsteiber also directs continued development of MHA's GAS3D reservoir simulator and software for production decline type curve analysis. He received a BS in petroleum engineering with highest honors from the University of Oklahoma in 1978.
DR. JOHN SEIDLE is a Vice President and Senior Reservoir Engineer with MHA Petroleum Consultants, a Denver based petroleum consulting firm. He has more than 30 years' experience in unconventional gas reservoirs, primarily coalbed methane. His coalbed methane experience includes exploration, development, production optimization, and enhanced recovery projects in the USA, Canada, Australia, India, Poland, South Africa, Colombia, Turkey, United Kingdom, Mexico, China, Kazakhstan, and Mongolia. He has also performed reservoir engineering studies and reserve evaluations for gas shales and conventional gas and oil projects throughout the USA. He has taught an industry coalbed methane course for over a decade. He has co-authored 21 technical papers, a monograph chapter and holds 6 patents. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in Colorado, Oklahoma, and Wyoming and a member of SPE, SPEE, and CIM. He received a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Colorado.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the numbers listed below.
Telephone 1- 832 426 1234
Facsimile 1- 832 426 1244
Public Course Presentations
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