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Applied Reservoir Engineering Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering/10 days

This course represents the core of reservoir engineering training and the foundation for all future studies in this subject. Numerous engineering practices are covered, ranging from fluid and rock properties to simulation and field development planning. Proficiency in using Microsoft Excel to perform calculations and make graphs is desirable. Reservoir engineering is also presented in the context of a modern, multi-disciplinary team effort using supporting computer technology. An extensive manual and set of references are included.

CAPL Evaluation of Canadian Oil & Gas Properties for Land Professionals Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/2 days

Developed by Sproule and offered in partnership with the Canadian Association of Petroleum Landmen (CAPL), this 2-day course is focused on helping participants understand both the process of developing evaluations and the resultant cash flow outputs. The goal is to provide land professionals with an understanding of what oil and gas evaluators do and what they report. This course is worth 12 CAPL credits. For the Spring 2021, this course will be taught virtually.

Coalbed Methane Reservoirs: Advanced Analysis Techniques Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering/4 days

Offered in partnership with PetroSkills, this 4-day advanced coalbed methane (CBM) / coal seam gas (CSG) course is designed to present attendees with the most current analysis techniques developed by industry for application to CBM reservoirs. The class will cover a full range of integrated topics ranging from characterization of the coals through data collection and testing, drilling and completion, reservoir engineering, pilot design and production management strategies. CBM Resource and Reserve guidelines are developed so that the attendee can best design field development plans. A set of course notes is provided, including problems and solutions developed from actual CBM data sets. This course is designed for technical and managerial staff who desire a comprehensive understanding of the state of the art analysis techniques currently being used to assess and evaluate CBM reservoirs worldwide.

Economics of Developing Heavy Oil & Bitumen Assets Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/5 days

This complete 5-day course presents the foundational components and techniques of evaluating Canadian heavy oil assets. By the end of this course, participants will understand the evaluation process, where to source the appropriate data, how to evaluate a heavy oil asset, interpret evaluations done by others and, ultimately, how to make sound investment decisions using these evaluation techniques.

Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources Technical

Technical/

This course will cover current practices for evaluating, drilling, and completing these challenging reservoirs with the primary goal that all participants come away with a clear understanding of the role and value of every discipline in an integrated team. Discussions and exercises will include a focus on the limitations of many of the current tools and technologies. Information and opportunities for many current and 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 and stimulation parameters used to predict a potential commercial resource play.

Evaluation of Canadian Oil & Gas Properties for Technical Professionals Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/5 days

Organized and customized by Sproule , this complete 5-day course presents the foundational components and techniques of evaluating global oil and gas properties. For the fall of 2020 this course will be taught virtually.  By the end of this course, participants will fully understand the evaluation process, where to source the appropriate data, how to evaluate an oil and gas property, how to interpret evaluations done by others and, ultimately, how to make sound investment decisions. The course lecture material is supported by a number of workshop exercises.

Evaluation of Heavy Oil Assets Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/5 days

This complete 5-day course presents the foundational components and techniques of evaluating Canadian heavy oil assets. By the end of this course, participants will understand the evaluation process, where to source the appropriate data, how to evaluate a heavy oil asset, interpret evaluations done by others and, ultimately, how to make sound investment decisions using these evaluation techniques.

Evaluation of Oil & Gas Properties for Financial & Legal Professionals Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/5 days

This complete 5-day course presents the foundational components and techniques of evaluating global oil and gas properties. By the end of this course, participants will fully understand the evaluation process, where to source the appropriate data, how to evaluate an oil and gas property, how to interpret evaluations done by others and, ultimately, how to make sound investment decisions. The course lecture material is supported by a number of workshop exercises.  The course will be delivered virtually (using Microsoft Teams) in its entirety; but there will be lots of time for questions from students.  Class will run from 8:30-16:00 each day with a half day on Friday.  All students will be provided with the full set of presentation slides.

Evaluation of Resource Plays Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/5 days

This complete 5-day course presents the foundational components and techniques of evaluating Canadian resource plays, which are also applicable to evaluations of tight gas properties elsewhere in the world. By the end of this course, participants will understand the evaluation process, where to source the appropriate data, how to evaluate a resource play, interpret evaluations done by others and, ultimately, how to make sound investment decisions using these evaluation techniques.

Evaluation of SAGD Assets Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/3 days

This 3-day course introduces the foundational components and techniques of evaluating Canadian SAGD assets. By the end of this course, participants will fully understand the evaluation process, where to source the appropriate data, how to evaluate a SAGD asset, interpret evaluations done by others and, ultimately, make sound investment decisions using these evaluation techniques.

Fundamentals of SPE-PRMS for Technical Professionals Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/2 days

This 2-day course presents the fundamental components of the Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS) of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) and provides examples of classification of recoverable volumes of oil and gas in prospective resources, contingent resources, and reserves as the prospects advance towards maturity.

At the end of the workshop, participants will fully understand the PRMS and how to allocate recoverable volumes to the appropriate reserve categories or resources, and to the project’s maturity sub-class. The theoretical material of the course is complemented with exercises to strengthen the concepts on which the PRMS is based.

The resource definitions and course reservations will focus on the specific methodologies used in the PRMS, but they will also compare the classification system and definitions with those used in the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Canadian Oil and Gas Evaluation Handbook (COGEH), and other regulatory bodies.

Gas Reservoir Management Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering/5 days

Upcoming Sessions

We do not have any sessions currently planned.

Houston, Texas /30 August - 03 September 2021

Natural gas production has become a major part of every petroleum company’s asset base and continues to grow in importance throughout the world. This course will help participants understand the engineering drivers on gas reservoir management and how a gas reservoir’s value can be maximized through sound engineering practices. A full spectrum of gas reservoir engineering techniques is addressed and their application to a large variety of gas resource management options is discussed. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.

For the virtual session, course hours will be 08:00-12:00 CST (GMT – 6:00) on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for the first week; and Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday for the second week.

Prospect and Play Assessment Technical

Technical/

Assessment of plays and prospects is an important tool in managing financial and human resources. This course is a fully modern approach to defining prospect and play volumetrics, uncertainties in defining these volumes and the risk that the accumulation exists. This practical course is adaptable to any workplace. The course evaluates other published approaches and contrasts them with the recommended procedures allowing the participants to choose the very best approach to resource evaluation. This course offers the industry quantitative, probabilistic play and prospect assessment procedures that are consistent and repeatable allowing for direct comparisons play to play or prospect to prospect.

The concepts and techniques learned in the course are applied to real industry examples in exercises and workshops. Tools include comprehensive assessment forms for prospects and plays, and graphs, data tables, and guidelines for making all assessment decisions. These tools help participants estimate risks and success ratios, field-size distributions, field and prospect densities, trap geometry corrections, multiple reservoir factors, porosities, permeabilities, saturations, formation volume factors, gas/oil ratios, formation temperatures, oil and gas recovery efficiencies, API gravities, gas gravities, NGL ratios, and oil and gas yields from source rocks. The forms and procedures are easily adaptable for internal usage in any oil and gas organization. All factors can be handled in either metric or English units.

Reservoir Engineering for Other Disciplines Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering/5 days

In partnership with PetroSkills, this 5-day course gives the non-reservoir engineer a better understanding of reservoir engineering practices and limitations. The course is designed to provide a good understanding of reservoir engineering processes, the required data, and the limitations on the engineers’ analysis and interpretations. The course also provides persons who are already well trained in the other upstream petroleum industry technical disciplines with an understanding of the current state-of-the-art practice of reservoir engineering. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.

In the July virtual session, class hours will be 08:00-12:00 US Central time (GMT -5:00) on Monday-Friday each week of the course.

In the October virtual session, class hours will be 08:00-12:00 Western Australia time (GMT +8:00) on Monday-Friday each week of the course.

Reservoir Management Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering/5 days

Offered in partnership with PetroSkills, this 5-day course covers the principles of sound reservoir management with emphasis on practical applications. Actual case histories are used to study both successes and failures. An interdisciplinary synergistic approach to efficient reservoir management is detailed with the goal of optimized profitability. The significance of each component and the importance of timing and cost/benefit analysis are emphasized. Reservoir management models for optimum field development and field operating plans are analyzed. The interdisciplinary reservoir management approach shows how each technology or function contributes to the plan and how checks and balances are developed. One personal computer is provided, at additional cost, for each two participants.

Reservoir Management for Unconventional Reservoirs Reservoir Engineering

Reservoir Engineering/

Upcoming Sessions

We do not have any sessions currently planned.

Denver, Colorado/09-13 August 2021
Houston, Texas/18-22 October 2021

This 5-day 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.

SPE Evaluation of Canadian Oil & Gas Properties for Technical Professionals Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/5 days

Upcoming Sessions

We do not have any sessions currently planned.

We do not have any sessions currently planned.

Calgary, AB/13-17 September 2021
Calgary, AB/15-19 November 2021

Developed by Sproule and offered in partnership with the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), this complete 5-day course presents the foundational components and techniques of evaluating global oil and gas properties. For the fall of 2020 this course will be taught virtually.  By the end of this course, participants will fully understand the evaluation process, where to source the appropriate data, how to evaluate an oil and gas property, how to interpret evaluations done by others and, ultimately, how to make sound investment decisions. The course lecture material is supported by a number of workshop exercises. This course is worth 4.0 Continuing Education Credits (CEUs) through SPE Canada.

Type Curves Course & Applied Workshop Technical

Technical/2 days

Using type curves to forecast reserves and production is not a new phenomenon in the oil and gas industry; however, type curves have become a critical tool in the reservoir engineer’s tool kit because of the development of shale oil and gas plays as well as the redevelopment of traditional plays through horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking.

This 2-day course is an introduction to the science behind type curves and their evolving use in today’s oil and gas industry. The first day of the course will focus on the technical theory behind type curves delivered in a lecture format. The second day of the course will be dedicated to working through a number of workshop problems utilizing ValNav industry software at Aucerna’s onsite training facility in Calgary, AB.

Using real-world plays like the Cardium and Montney, this course provides insights into best practices for applying type curves, identifies the challenges to understanding the production story, and how reserves assignments are derived from type curves.

Unconventional Resource and Reserve Evaluation Reserves Evaluations

Reserves Evaluations/5 days

Upcoming Sessions

We do not have any sessions currently planned.

Houston, Texas/13-17 December 2021

Offered in partnership with PetroSkills, this five-day advanced course is designed to expose attendees to the understanding and application of the latest approaches, techniques and requirements being applied to reserves evaluation within unconventional resources. Particular focus is given to actions and methodologies that are necessary to enhance the reserve categorization. Discussion and class examples will emphasize the testing protocols necessary within the exploration, appraisal and at development phases of the resource life cycle. The course is based around the Petroleum Reserve Management System (PRMS) and variations needed to conform to other national standards such as the SEC, NI-51, SORP, NPD, Chinese, as well as other standards is taught as a stand-alone module. A majority of the offering is focused on shale oil and shale gas resources, with selected coverage of tight gas, coalbed methane and coal seam gas plays also being included depending on participant interest.




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