Unconventional gasGER/UCG

Who should attend?

  • This course covers the risks and opportunities related to unconventional gas production.
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

Course Content

  • UNCONVENTIONAL GAS CHARACTERISTICS

      • Conventional and unconventional gas (shale gas, tight gas, coal bed methane, hydrates).
      • Resources & reserves.
  • UPSTREAM STEPS, TECHNICS & COSTS

      • 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

      • 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

      • America (North and South), Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia Pacific.
  • ECONOMIC & STRATEGIC IMPACT OF UNCONVENTIONAL GAS REVOLUTION

      • 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

      • 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).

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.

Ways & 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.