N986 - Reservoir and Production Engineering of Resource Plays

Course Overview
The course addresses the unique engineering challenges presented by ultra-tight, reservoirs. Topics include geological and geo-mechanical controls; completions and hydraulic fracturing in horizontal wells; Darcy flow, diffusive flow, and desorption in a tight matrix; contributions of hydraulic and natural fractures; the stimulated reservoir volume concept; and interactions of flow between fractures and matrix within the context of dual-porosity and anomalous modeling. Pressure-transient, rate-transient, decline-curve and transient-productivity analyses are also covered.

Participants will learn to:
•	Think outside the box of conventional wisdom.
•	Assess flow mechanisms governing production from unconventional reservoirs.
•	Evaluate the underlying mechanisms of flow regimes and production characteristics.
•	Evaluate the requirements and challenges of rock and fluid characterization.
•	Assess unconventional concepts to explain flow in unconventional reservoirs
•	Judge the applicability of commercial/conventional models and software.
•	Relate well productivity to unconventional reservoir properties
•	Evaluate phase behavior in nanoporous media.
•	Assess the applications of dual porosity and anomalous diffusion models
•	Apply unconventional interpretations of nanoporous reservoir performances.

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
  • Impacts of unconventional geological, geochemical, and geo-mechanical characteristics
  • Well completions, with an emphasis on hydraulic fracturing and fractured horizontal wells
  • Darcy flow, diffusive flow, and desorption in a tight matrix
  • Contributions of hydraulic and natural fractures
  • The stimulated reservoir volume concept
  • Interactions of flow between fractures and matrix, within the context of dual-porosity and anomalous
  • Phase behavior in heterogeneous, nano-porous reservoirs
  • Various methods of modeling unconventional wells, matching history and forecasting future

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Erdal Ozkan

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