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Who should attend?

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.

Level

  • Foundation
  • 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.
Course Content

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 and Geophysics.
  • Identification and site preparation.
  • Directional and horizontal drilling.
  • Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation and Micro-seismic Fracture Mapping.
  • Production, processing & water management.
  • Decommissioning.

IDENTIFICATION OF VALUE DRIVERS

0.5 day

  • Production profile characteristics.
  • Typical development and 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 and waste issues.
  • Surface footprint and 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).
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  • Debates on the industrial, environmental and economic stakes of the unconventional gas sector.