Oct. 29 - Oct. 30, 2011


Description

 

Description

Attendees will receive a comprehensive methodology for well performance analysis with specific focus on unconventional oil and gas in this course. The approach combines the use of several powerful techniques and will illustrate the practical aspects of production data analysis.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own data, as time will be allotted to go through their examples as a class. Depending on interest and time available, examples from Barnett, Bakken, Montney, Horn River, Marcellus, Haynesville, and Eagle Ford plays will be presented. Laptops are required for this course. Course materials will be distributed via USB drive.

Topics Covered

  • An introduction to well performance analysis
  • Linear flow analysis for tight fractured reservoirs
  • Simplified approach
    • Log-log diagnostic plot—identifying flow regimes
    • Specialized plot—determining LFP and skin
    • Flowing material balance analysis—determining SRV
    • Modified hyperbolic decline curves
  • History matching using analytical and numerical models
    • Modeling performance of horizontal wells with multiple fractures
    • Pressure dependent permeability
    • Adsorbed gas

Learning Objectives

  • Critically assess data quality and perform qualitative diagnostics on well production data
  • Identify well and reservoir flow regimes from rate/pressure response
  • Estimate reserves, OGIP/OOIP, and drainage area
  • Determine “linear flow parameter” and skin
  • Forecast production with particular focus on the inherent uncertainty in unconventional plays
  • Assess well performance and identify optimization candidates

Who Should Attend

Engineers and technologist involved in the exploitation, production, and evaluation of tight and unconventional reservoirs. All oil and gas professionals that need to get more from their production and flowing pressure data.

What to Bring

Students must bring laptops to class. Basic Windows navigation skills are recommended and you must be able to download. Software will be provided.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.


Featured Speakers

Speaker David Anderson
Fekete Associates David Anderson (P.Eng) is Vice President, Software Development with Fekete Associates Inc. He has fifteen years of experience in the petroleum industry, including production optimization, gas deliverability modeling and welltest analysis. He has led the development of Fekete's F.A.S.T. RTA™ software, and has become a recognized expert in …


Fekete Associates




David Anderson (P.Eng) is Vice President, Software Development with Fekete Associates Inc. He has fifteen years of experience in the petroleum industry, including production optimization, gas deliverability modeling and welltest analysis. He has led the development of Fekete's F.A.S.T. RTA™ software, and has become a recognized expert in the area of production analysis. David has authored numerous papers on the subject, for which he has been awarded two "Best Presented Paper" awards from the Petroleum Society (both in 2005). He also received SPE’s Outstanding Young Professional Award for Rocky Mountain Region in 2008. He has lectured and presented industry courses all over the world on modern production analysis. David has served on the SPE Calgary Section board during 2005-2007 as Director for the Young Professionals Initiative and currently serves on SPE’s Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee.




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Organizer

Cindy Davis


Date and Time

Sat, Oct. 29

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Sun, Oct. 30, 2011

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Mountain


Location

SPE - Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition


Denver, Colorado
USA