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Unconventional Gas

3 days ENE/UCG
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • This program is targeted at people from the energy and industrial sectors and other professionals working in a context related to unconventional gas projects such as bankers, insurance agents and consultants.
Purpose
  • This course covers the risks and opportunities related to unconventional gas production.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, the participants will be able to:
  • understand the characteristics of shale, tight and coal bed methane,
  • describe the steps, technologies and costs to develop an unconventional gas project,
  • identify the value drivers of unconventional gas development,
  • locate the unconventional gas resources and what are the situation and the challenges country per country,
  • define the impact of unconventional gas on price formulae and the markets unbalance,
  • identify the impact of unconventional gas on economies and industries,
  • identify the main unconventional gas contractors and operators and their strategies,
  • describe the environmental risks related to the production of unconventional gas,
  • participate in the unconventional gas debate.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Game on the unconventional exploration and production techniques,
  • Videos,
  • Unconventional gas project analysis: value drivers and cost differential,
  • Debates on the industrial, environmental and economic stakes of the unconventional gas sector.

UNCONVENTIONAL GAS CHARACTERISTICS 0.2 day
  • Conventional and unconventional gas (shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane, hydrates).
  • Resources & reserves.
UPSTREAM STEPS, TECHNICS & COSTS 0.8 day
  • Geology, Permit negotiation & Geophysics.
  • Identification & site preparation.
  • Directional & horizontal drilling.
  • Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation & Micro-seismic Fracture Mapping.
  • Production, processing & water management.
  • Decommissioning.
IDENTIFICATION OF VALUE DRIVERS 0.5 day
  • Production profile characteristics.
  • Typical development & operational costs estimate.
  • Fiscal impact.
  • Impact of the learning curve on the profitability.
SHALE, TIGHT GAS & CBM POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENTS WORLDWIDE 0.5 day
  • America (North and South), Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific.
ECONOMIC & STRATEGIC IMPACT OF UNCONVENTIONAL GAS REVOLUTION 0.5 day
  • Unconventional gas market (contractors and size of the market).
  • Strategy of the O&G companies (small and big independents, IOC, NOC).
  • Impact on the gas trades and gas prices.
  • Indirect impacts on energy prices (oil price, coal price).
  • Economic impact on industries and government budgets (focus on petrochemicals, refining, and exporting and importing economies).
ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT & ISSUES 0.5 day
  • Environmental issues
  • Water consumption, water treatment & waste issues.
  • Surface footprint & noise.
  • Greenhouse gas emissions.
  • Seismic events.
  • The protagonists of the debate & their communication strategy.
  • The pro (O&G producers and contractors, organization, energy consumers).
  • The cons (environmental & anti-globalization associations, renewable industry, some consumers).
2017 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
May 16 - 18 Rueil €2,540 Online By email
Sep 26 - 28 Rueil €2,540 Online