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E-395 - Unconventional Resources - Shale Gas Fundamentals

5 days GIS/UNCONV
Level
Proficiency
Audience
  • Geoscientists, reservoir engineers, development project engineers and managers interested in shale gas resources
Purpose
  • To provide an overview of unconventional hydrocarbons resources, highlighting main technical, economic and environmental issues of shale gas exploration and production
Learning Objectives
  • To know fundamentals of gas shale formation evaluation
  • To learn about productivity assessment and improvement
  • To go over field development projects addressing economic and environmental issues
Ways and means
  • Interactive courses and exercises
  • Videos
  • Hands-on practice using dedicated software
  • Course taught by experts
Observation
Kindly refer also to complementary courses which might be of interest: “Hydrocarbons in Unconventional Settings” (E-221), “Unconventional Reservoirs Completion and Stimulation” (E-468) and “Unconventional Resources Production Overview” (E-040)

World energy demand and shale gas 0.5 day
  • Introduction, definitions, world data resources
Hydrocarbons in unconventional settings 1 day
  • Exploration aspects: geology and geochemistry
Shale gas stimulation 1 day
  • Hydraulic fracturing, micro-seismicity interpretation, stress and mapping of fractures
  • Status on fracturing technologies
  • Completion design, well orientation, spacing, re-fracturing, fracture load recovery, tracers
Shale gas petrophysics 0.5 day
  • Status of petrophysical evaluation, some exercises
Shale gas resources 0.5 day
  • Evaluation of resources (in place and technically recoverable)
  • Methodology
  • Exercises
Productivity and field development 0.5 day
  • Well productivity assessment
  • Field Development (Case Study and exercises)
  • Establish well pattern
  • Establish the plateau rate and duration
  • Build Field Development spread-sheet
Economics 0.5 day
  • Field development economics
  • Production costs
Environmental impact 0.5 day
  • Discussions around controversial issues
  • Handling of important volumes of water for frac and treatment
  • Impact on aquifers by drilling and fracturing
  • High number of drilling sites
  • Use of chemicals
2016 course calendar
Language Dates Location Tuition Register
Jun 20 - 24 Rueil €3,810 Online By email