Formation Evaluation Techniques for Unconventional Resources


Two days

Who Should Attend: 

Geoscientists, engineers, and managers who want to learn how to appraise and develop shale gas reservoirs. 

Learning Outcomes:

• Learn the key data inputs for shale resource evaluation 
• Understand the importance of geomechanics in field development
• Learn how to optimize production by integrating petrophysical and geomechanical studies in completion design process

Course Description:

Advancements in exploration and evaluation techniques have an ever-increasing role in optimizing production from shale gas and shale oil reservoirs. This course introduces these new techniques and demonstrates their application in appraising shale gas and shale oil reservoirs.  Presentations address a variety of logging tool responses and analytical methods that can be used to evaluate the key rock property parameters from both a petrophysical and geomechanical stand point. The course examines how these methods can be applied to well completion design and optimization. A variety of examples will illustrate the use of adequate data to maximize production from tight hydrocarbon reservoirs. A course notebook will be provided with copies of PowerPoint slides and a listing of reference materials.

Course Outline:

• Petrophysical Evaluation of Organic Shales

• Geomechanics of Shales

• Completion Design: Petrophysics and Geomechnics Analysis Integration


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