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Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources

In partnership with PetroSkills, 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.

Course Details

  • Category : Technical
  • Primary Instructor:
    Jeffrey Aldrich

Description


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.

Designed for


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.

Topics


This course includes practical insights into reservoirs. Topics covered include:

  • Current shale plays and their global impact
  • Reservoir characterization and evaluation: organic quality, rock quality and mechanical quality properties; geological setting; rock properties; petrophysical considerations; the role of seismic data in field evaluation
  • 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, understanding Stimulated Rock Volume (SRV) 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
  • Logistics, pad design, field development, water resources and the social license

Course Instructors

  • Jeffrey Aldrich

    Senior Geoscientist

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Available Course Dates

Start Date End Date Lead Instructor Location Price Registration
August 09, 2021 August 13, 2021 Jeffrey Aldrich Houston, Texas $4,410 USD Register Now >
November 08, 2021 November 12, 2021 Jeffrey Aldrich Denver, Colorado $4,405 USD Register Now >

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