Unconventional Resources - Shale Gas Characterization, Modeling & Engineering

<em>Organized in collaboration with GO GEO Engineering</em>

UNCO/SHALE

Who should attend?

  • This course provides information about handling the major data requirements and modeling issues associated with unconventional reservoirs in general as well as how to set up rational exploitation programs for these reservoirs.
Audience :
  • This course is intended for geoscientists, reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers and production engineers interested in the characterization, modeling, engineering and exploitation of unconventional reservoirs.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • INTRODUCTION TO UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES

      • Introduction to unconventional reservoirs.
      • Production from unconventional reservoirs in the world.
      • Petrophysics of unconventional reservoirs.
  • UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIR CHARACTERIZATION

      • Methodologies for characterizing unconventional reservoirs.
      • Seismic attributes for unconventional reservoirs.
      • Calculating post stack seismic attributes.
      • Calculating pre stack seismic attributes.
      • Azimuthal anisotropy.
      • Hands-on application using dedicated software on two real unconventional reservoir data sets.
  • GEOLOGIC & GEOMECHANICS MODELING FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS

      • Shale geological and geomechanical modeling drivers.
      • Using seismic for improving unconventional reservoir modeling.
      • Natural fractures in unconventional reservoirs.
      • Calculating geological and geomechanical properties.
      • Correlation between geomechanical properties and micro seismic events and other tracers.
      • Stimulated Reservoir Volume from geomechanical properties.
      • Hands-on application using dedicated software on two real unconventional reservoir data sets.
  • HYDRAULIC FRACKING FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS

      • Modeling the propagation of the hydraulic fractures and their interaction with natural fractures.
      • Optimum Frac stages placement and design.
      • Hands-on application on various unconventional wells data sets.
  • RESERVOIR ENGINEERING FOR UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS

      • Predicting and imaging production spots.
      • Well interference effect.
      • Fracs stages in the dynamic model.
      • Unconventional well performance study.
      • Reservoir simulation for unconventional wells.
      • Predicting production and development problems by type of reservoirs.
      • Completion optimization while drilling in unconventional reservoirs.
      • Hands-on application using dedicated software on two real unconventional reservoir data sets.
  • INTEGRATED WORKFLOW FOR MODELING UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS

      • Integrated workflow for unconventional reservoirs: from the raw data to the engineering study.
      • Hands-on application using dedicated software on two real unconventional reservoir data sets.

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss the characteristics of unconventional reservoirs,
  • discuss all geological, geomechanical and seismic aspects related to unconventional reservoirs modeling,
  • integrate geology, geophysics, geomechanics and reservoir engineering concepts for building a reservoir model,
  • identify natural fractures and model their density and orientation,
  • simulate the Fracs propagation and their interaction with fractures,
  • calculate the Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) generated by the Fracs,
  • recognize productive zones and design wells with optimum Fracs stages,
  • create fracture porosity and permeability models for reservoir simulation,
  • estimate the recovery and design the optimum FDP.

Ways & Means

  • Interactive courses and exercises with a real case studies data set.
  • Videos and examples with the most known unconventional reservoirs in the world.
  • Hands-on practice using dedicated software allowing to generate actual reservoir models from real data sets.