This course provides a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances in the exploitation and development of unconventional resources, with an emphasis on shale. It will address all aspects of the process, from data mining and accounting to drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and environmental issues. It offers in-depth coverage of sub-surface measurements (geological, geophysical, petrophysical, geochemical, and geomechanical) and their interpretation. It discusses the use of microseismic, fiber optic, and tracer reservoir monitoring technologies and JewelSuite™ modeling software. It also explores future trends in reservoir technologies.
- Aids in the environmentally safe exploitation and development of unconventional resources like shale
- Instills a comprehensive understanding of the latest advances in the field
- Provides a valuable reference for geologists, geophysicists, petrophysicists, geomechanic specialists, and drilling, completion, stimulation, production, and reservoir engineers
Characteristics of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources. The Unconventional Basins and Plays—North America, the Rest of the World, and Emerging Basins. Unconventional Resources Workflow—Exploitation and Development. Seismic Reservoir Characterization Applications for Unconventional Resources. Pilot Projects in Unconventional Resources Development. Formation Evaluation and Reservoir Characterization of Source Rock Reservoirs. Role of Geomechanical Engineering in Unconventional Resources Developments. Laboratory Tests and Considerations to Complement the Overall Reservoir Understanding. Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Unconventional Oil and Gas. The Art of Data Mining and Its Impact on Unconventional Reservoir Development. Unconventional Reserves and Resources Accounting and Booking. Production Evaluation and Forecasting. Drilling Systems for Unconventionals. Multistage Completion Systems for Unconventionals. Stimulation of Unconventional Reservoirs. Flow Assurance. Artificial Lift Technologies. Monitoring Technologies—Microseismic, Fiber Optic, and Tracers. Rejuvenating Unconventional Resources. Environmental Issues in Unconventional Oil and Gas Resource Development. Case Studies, Accessing JewelSuite™ Software and Data. New Considerations and Future Trends in Reservoir Technologies for Unconventional Resources Development.
Includes the book : "Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Exploitation and Development"
Usman Ahmed, CTO, Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources Technology and Executive Technical Advisor, WellDog, Houston, Texas, USA D. Nathan Meehan, Baker Hughes Incorporated, Houston, Texas, USA