The Unconventional Natural Gas Toolbox

Course Overview
This course provides an overview of the economic and technology drivers for the Unconventional Natural Gas industry, which includes the exploration and development of Shale, Tight Rock and Coal Gas. The course includes a thorough review of existing and emerging technologies for natural gas assessments and extraction plus coverage of the local and global challenges and opportunities for future natural gas development.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

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Course Syllabus
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Course Outline
  • What is unconventional gas and where is it located?
  • Why is there so much variability in natural gas prices and valuations?
  • How is unconventional gas extracted and how do the methods vary from conventional gas?
  • Will natural gas consumption increase relative to other energy sources?
  • What is the latest technology and what new processes and trends have begun to develop?
  • What key data and unique techniques are needed to identify unconventional gas targets?
  • How is the natural gas market changing?
  • How much certainty can be applied to the evaluation results, and where are the pitfalls?
  • Why are exploration methods so much different from conventional gas exploration?

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Steve Hennings, M.S., P.E. is the owner of Source Rock Engineering in Littleton, Colorado, USA. He is a registered professional engineer with a Bachelor's degree in Petroleum Engineering and a Master's degree in Finance. Steve worked for a major energy company during his first 20 years in the oil & gas industry where he, completed a wide variety of reservoir, well completion, and production engineering assignments. His first work assignment involved evaluating hydraulic fracture treatments on tight gas sands to identify ways to optimize treatments and to improve the methods for forecasting the production response and he continues to focus attention on those issues. During Steve's employment he also led engineering and geoscience teams for: the largest U.S. oil field, the largest underground coal mine in Australia, and a prestigious petroleum laboratory and research center. For the past ten years Steve has worked as a technical consultant focusing exclusively on unconventional reservoirs in the United States, Canada, Australia, China, India and other countries. Occasionally he conducts private or public technical workshops to share lessons learned from his on-going participation in these exploration and development efforts. Steve is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists, and the Society of Mining Engineers. In 2008 he shared the annual Stefanko Award for his technical presentations.

Training Venue

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