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E-468 - Unconventional Reservoirs Completion & Stimulation

5 days PRO/URCS
Level
Foundation
Audience
  • All professionals within the Petroleum and Energy industry or related sectors, who need a general knowledge and understanding of the Oil & Gas unconventional production and development techniques.
Purpose
  • This course provides a complete overview of the techniques, achievements, challenges of the development of shale gas wells as well as stimulation technics.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • recognize the specificities of the unconventional reservoirs, the techniques and challenges of their development and their production,
  • distinguish the drilling and completion methods of shale gas wells,
  • demonstrate the stimulation techniques of shale gas wells.
Prerequisite
  • No prerequisites for this course.
Ways and means
  • Interactive animations by experienced lecturers.
  • Use of several illustrations: videos, field cases, …
Observation
Kindly refer also to complementary course which might be of interest: “Unconventional Resources - Shale Gas Fundamentals” (E-356).

SHALE GAS & OIL PRODUCTION ISSUES: FROM RESOURCES TO TECHNICALLY PRODUCIBLE RESERVES 1 day
  • Evaluation of shale gas resources (in place and technically recoverable).
  • Source rock hydrocarbons production issues.
  • Well productivity assessment: missing state of art.
  • Field Development (case study and exercises):
  • Establish well pattern.
  • Establish the plateau rate and duration.
  • Build Field Development spread-sheet.
PRODUCTION ISSUES FOR LOW PERMEABILITY FORMATIONS 0.5 day
  • Hydraulic fracture mapping: micro-seismic monitoring and associated uncertainties.
DRILLING COMPLETION 0.5 day
  • Unconventional wells architecture.
COMPLETION 1 day
  • Specific drilling/completion operations and equipment.
  • Wells integrity.
STIMULATION 2 days
  • Horizontal multi staged hydraulic fracking techniques and operations.
  • Actual case and examples.
  • Technological challenges and new techniques.