Unconventional Resources - “Tight & Shales Gas: an Integrated Subsurface to Surface Approach”UNCO/UNCONVFIELD

Who should attend?

  • This course provides a practical understanding of exploration, drilling & completion, and production techniques & procedures in an unconventional hydrocarbon context.
Audience :
  • Geoscientists, reservoir engineers and petroleum engineers involved in exploring, developing and producing unconventional fields.

Level : Proficiency

Course Content

  • Module 1: TIGHT SAND & SHALE PLAYS - IN UNCONVENTIONAL SETTINGS (page 380)

  • Module 2: UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES: ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT (page 352)

  • Module 3: UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES: SHALE GAS CHARACTERIZATION, MODELING & ENGINEERING (page 384)

  • Module 4: WELL ARCHITECTURE & DIRECTIONAL DRILLING IN UNCONVENTIONAL WELLS (page 385)

  • Module 5: UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVOIRS COMPLETION & STIMULATION (page 386)

  • Module 6: WELL PERFORMANCE: SHALE GAS WELLS (page 387)

  • Module 7: UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES: FIELD ARCHITECTURE

  • Module 8: UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES: WATER MANAGEMENT

  • Module 9: UNCONVENTIONAL RESOURCES: SAFETY ISSUES (page 388)

Learning Objectives

  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • assess the unconventional hydrocarbon potential of a basin,
  • define a completion program, assist in and manage on-site operations and design the completion methods of shale gas wells,
  • demonstrate the stimulation techniques (hydraulic fracturing) in shale gas wells,
  • select the relevant characteristics of a shale gas system and related fluid properties to optimize well performance,
  • propose adapted field architecture options and take into account safety aspects,
  • adopt emerging best practices regarding environmental issues and set-up appropriate water management plan,
  • assess risks associated with unconventional field operations and implement appropriate mitigation measures.

Ways & Means

  • Highly interactive training by industry’s specialist lecturers.
  • Numerous hands-on and workshop practical activities based on real data sets and practice of dedicated state-of-the art software.
  • Teamwork sessions to develop team-building and stimulate debates and communication between the participants.