SPEI: Production Decline Analysis - Vertical and Horizontal Wells

Speaker Steven Poston
professor emeritus Texas A&M University Steven W. Poston is a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University with over 45 years experience in the petroleum industry. His vast career includes reservoir engineering and decline curve analysis, teaching, and consulting in the US, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Russia. Poston is ...

professor emeritus Texas A&M University




Steven W. Poston is a professor emeritus at Texas A&M University with over 45 years experience in the petroleum industry. His vast career includes reservoir engineering and decline curve analysis, teaching, and consulting in the US, Middle East, Africa, Latin America, and Russia.


Poston is a member of SPE and has served on numerous committees including the committee on rewriting the seven-volume Petroleum Engineering Handbook. He co-authored many technical papers and presented over 41 at various university and technical meetings. He is also co-author of Overpressured Gas Reservoirs with Robert R. Berg and Analysis of Production Decline Curves with Bobby D. Poe Jr.


Poston received his BS and ME degrees in geological engineering and his PhD in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University.



Full Description
 

Attendees of this course, offered in both 2-day and 3-day versions, will learn the Arps equations, the affects of layering and changing fluid properties on the Arps exponent, and comparing production characteristics of horizontal to vertical wells. Interpretation of performance curves to determine drive mechanisms, recovery efficiency, and effects of operations will also be covered. Other topics include:

  • The utility of the quadratic equation
  • The Fetkovich type curve approach
  • The Blasingame type curve approach
  • The Poe type curve approach for horizontal wells

Why You Should Attend

You will learn the meanings and limitations of the Arps exponential, hyperbolic, and harmonic equations.

Who Should Attend

This course is for all professionals who work with production data processing.

Special Requirements

At least basic math skills are required. Some higher-level math would be helpful but all problems can be solved with a spreadsheet.

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Tue, Dec. 4 - Thu, Dec. 6, 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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