Mar. 25 - Mar. 29, 2013


Description

Over the past two decades, formation testing has emerged as one of the most critical reservoir evaluation activities in petroleum exploration and production. As a result of increased drilling and testing costs in deep water, high-pressure, high-temperature, environmentally sensitive and other frontier areas, modern formation testing has become the primary—often only—source of information on fluid properties. Additionally it has provided insights into reservoir architecture issues that were previously the sole territory of conventional well testing.

Attendees of this 5-day course will gain a good understanding of the state-of-the-art in formation testing and its changing role, vis-à-vis other disciplines. The fundamental applications and interpretations of formation testing and highlights of the advances made over the last decade will be reviewed.  Examples will be shown to cement the learning and to highlight the merits of new technology and the value of integration.

Topics covered:

  • Pressure testing
  • Pressure gradients
  • Fluid sampling and down hole fluid analysis
  • Permeability and pressure transient testing
  • Application to reservoir and fluid characterization
  • Micro-fracturing
  • The value of integration

Why You Should Attend

By the end of the course, you should be able to separate myths from realities. You will be better equipped to address asset or well objectives and translate them into an optimized formation-testing program.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for individuals who work in reservoir modeling, fluid analysis, or formation evaluation.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Hani Elshahawi
Hani Elshahawi is currently technology advisor for Shell Upstream Americas Deepwater where he drives the technology portfolio for all existing and upcoming deepwater projects. Previously, he led Shell's Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies (FEAST) Center of Excellence, responsible for the planning, execution, and analysis of formation testing and fluid sampling …



Hani Elshahawi is currently technology advisor for Shell Upstream Americas Deepwater where he drives the technology portfolio for all existing and upcoming deepwater projects. Previously, he led Shell's Fluid Evaluation and Sampling Technologies (FEAST) Center of Excellence, responsible for the planning, execution, and analysis of formation testing and fluid sampling operations. He has over 25 years of oil industry experience with both service and operating companies in over ten countries around the world. He has held various positions in interpretation, consulting, operations, marketing, and technology development. He holds several patents and has authored over a hundred technical papers in various areas of petroleum engineering and the geosciences. He is a former SPE Distinguished Lecturer and SPWLA president and Distinguished Lecturer.


Elshahawi received a BS in mechanical engineering from the American University in Cairo and MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas.



Full Description



Organizer

Cindy Davis

Phone: (713) 457-6815


Email: cdavis@spe.org


Date and Time

Mon, Mar. 25

-

Fri, Mar. 29, 2013

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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Location

SPEI Houston Training Center

10777 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77042
USA



Group(s): SPE-GCS