SPEI: Shale Gas Completions, Fracturing and Production

Speaker Ian Palmer and George King
Higgs-Palmer Technologies and Apache Ian Palmer is a partner of Higgs-Palmer Technologies. He is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he consults in shale gas, coalbed methane, well completions and production, hydraulic fracturing, sand prediction, compaction/subsidence, and general geomechanics. Palmer was most recently a Geomechanics Specialist with BP in Houston. Before ...


Higgs-Palmer Technologies and Apache




Ian Palmer is a partner of Higgs-Palmer Technologies. He is based in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he consults in shale gas, coalbed methane, well completions and production, hydraulic fracturing, sand prediction, compaction/subsidence, and general geomechanics. Palmer was most recently a Geomechanics Specialist with BP in Houston. Before that he worked many years for Amoco in Tulsa, and shorter times for National Institute for Petroleum and Energy Research, University of Arizona, Oral Roberts University, and the Los Alamos National Laboratories. He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2001–2002 and has published more than 100 papers. Palmer earned his PhD from Adelaide University, Australia.



George E. King is a registered professional engineer with 39 years of oilfield experience. He worked for Amoco production from 1971 to 1999 and BP from 1999 to 2008. He is now with Apache, where he assists on shale stimulations, production chemistry and workovers. King has written more than 60 technical papers and a book on completions and workovers. He was a 1985 SPE Distinguished Lecturer, and 1999 SPE Short Course Lecturer. Industry positions include Technical Chair of 1992 SPE Annual Meeting, API subcommittee chair on perforating, adjunct professor at the University of Tulsa (teaching well completions and fracturing), and numerous SPE committees.



King holds a BS in chemistry from Oklahoma State University, a BS in chemical engineering, and an MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa.




Full Description
 

This 2-day course acquaints participants with the latest well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale gas reservoirs. The interactive format includes field data and interpretations. The course presents an overview of shale gas technologies, such as multi-stage fracturing in horizontal wells, and a summary of field data from different shale gas plays. Topics include:
 • Candidate selection criteria
 • The importance of natural fractures
 • Complex fractures and role of geomechanics
 • Optimizing well completions and stimulations
 • Predicting gas production and how to gauge production success
 • Surface equipment and production operations

Why You Should Attend

The technology for recovering shale and tight gas reserves is changing the face of the industry worldwide. If tight gas reserves are part of your portfolio, you will benefit from this course.

Who Should Attend

This course is for all well completion and production engineers, managers and geologists working with shale gas reserves.

CEUs

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

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Wed, Feb. 1 - Thu, Feb. 2, 2012
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
US

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