N973 - Reservoir Engineering for Unconventional Gas and Tight Oil Reservoirs

Course Overview
This course addresses topics that are specific to exploitation of unconventional reservoirs – identification and characterization, economics, efficient completion technologies, well testing and development strategies. Tight gas and shale gas reservoirs, and coal bed methane engineering are addressed.

This is a four-day classroom course, consisting of lectures with worked examples, hands-on computer and paper-based exercises, and discussion. Presentations by participants are encouraged. The ratio of lecture to computer time is approximately 80/20. The course is designed for mid to senior level engineers and engineering managers that have some familiarity with unconventional reservoirs.

Participants will learn to:
•	Assess, characterize and classify unconventional resources.
•	Understand the impact of organic matter maturation and hydrocarbon generation on unconventional 
        resource assessment
•	Assess oil and gas storage mechanisms for unconventional reservoirs
•	Assess flow mechanisms for unconventional reservoirs
•	Design pressure transient (fall off) analysis for wells in unconventional reservoirs
•	Develop a shale gas/oil apparent permeability model for simulation using petrophysical data
•	Perform rate transient analysis for unconventional well to predict total fracture surface area contributing 
        to production
•	Evaluate the relative accuracies of unconventional reserve estimates
•	Evaluate production rate decline characteristics of unconventional wells
•	Formulate a field development plan for an unconventional resource
•	Categorize similarities and differences between tight gas, shale gas and CBM
•	Propose integrated use of geoscience, engineering and advanced technology in exploitation of unconventional

This course is offered by Nautilus (www.nautilusworld.com), a PEICE affiliated company and the world leader in Geosciences Training services.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

All scheduled event(s) for this short course:
Date: TBA
Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • Introduction
  • Fundamentals
  • Reservoir sample analysis (core, cuttings, or other)
  • Rate-Transient (production data) Analysis
  • Empirical methods for RTA
  • Tight Gas Case Study: application of RTA techniques
  • Pressure Transient Analysis (well-testing)
  • Exploration
  • Development

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Yucel Akkutlu

Training Venue

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