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Type Curves Course & Applied Workshop

This course reveals the science and theory behind type curves and their evolving use in today’s oil and gas industry, as well as a hands-on applied workshop using ValNav industry software.

Course Details

  • Category : Technical
  • Length : 2 days
  • Primary Instructor:
    Cameron Six
  • Price: $1,395 CAD


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.

Designed for

This course is designed for engineering and geoscience professionals involved in oil and gas plays where type curves are used to determine future production and reserves.


  • Probabilistic reserves determination
  • Why type curves should be used
  • The theory behind using multi-segment curves
  • How multi-segment curves are generated and factors affecting type curves
  • Resource and reserves definitions, as applicable

Course Instructors

  • Cameron SixP.Eng.

    Senior Petroleum Engineer

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