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E-356 - Unconventional Resources - Shale Gas Fundamentals

E-356 - Unconventional Resources - Shale Gas Fundamentals

5 days
REE/UNCONV
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Geoscientists, reservoir engineers, petroleum engineers, development project engineers and managers interested in shale gas resources.

Level

  • Proficiency
  • This course provides an overview of unconventional hydrocarbons resources, highlighting main technical, economic and environmental issues of shale gas exploration and production.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • discuss the fundamentals of gas shale formation evaluation,
  • discuss about assessment and improvement of productivity of unconventional developments,
  • discuss about economic and environmental issues of unconventional developments.
Course Content

WORLD ENERGY DEMAND & 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 of shale gas accumulations.

SHALE GAS RESOURCES

0.5 day

  • Evaluation of resources (in place and technically recoverable). Methodology.

PRODUCTIVITY & FIELD DEVELOPMENT

0.5 day

  • Well productivity assessment.
  • Field development case study:
  • Establish well pattern.
  • Estimate the plateau rate and duration.
  • Build field development spread-sheet.

ECONOMICS

0.5 day

  • Economics of development of shale gas - Production costs.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

0.5 day

  • Discussions around controversial issues:
  • Impact on water resources by handling large volumes of water. Water treatment.
  • Impact on aquifers by drilling and fracturing.
  • Environmental impact of shale gas drilling projects.
  • Environmental impact of chemicals.
Ways & Means
  • Interactive courses and exercises.
  • Videos.