Sep. 12 - Sep. 13, 2018


Description

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"
Editors/Affiliations
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


Featured Speakers

Speaker Usman Ahmed
Usman has lead BHI’s unconventional reservoirs (Shale, CBM, Tight formations and Heavy Oil), mature oil and gas fields, integrated completions, intelligent reservoirs, dynamic reservoir characterization, carbonates and carbon capture & sequestration. Usman has more than 30 years of practical petroleum engineering experience from prior roles with Schlumberger, TerraTek and his ...

Usman has lead BHI’s unconventional reservoirs (Shale, CBM, Tight formations and Heavy Oil), mature oil and gas fields, integrated completions, intelligent reservoirs, dynamic reservoir characterization, carbonates and carbon capture & sequestration. Usman has more than 30 years of practical petroleum engineering experience from prior roles with Schlumberger, TerraTek and his own reservoir and production engineering consulting firm. He holds a B. Sc. and M. Sc. (both in Petroleum Engineering) from Texas A&M University. Usman has contributed to the industry through more than seventy publications, textbooks and patents and has held many technical and professional leadership roles while supporting the industry through participating in panels and keynote presentations. He was SPE distinguished lecturer during the period 2004-2005.

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Speaker Aaron Burton
Aaron Burton’s career has been focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. In 2015, Burton started Unconventional Oil and Gas Training, a company specializing in training and consulting for unconventional multistage completions. Prior to starting the company, he was with Baker Hughes for ...

Aaron Burton’s career has been focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. In 2015, Burton started Unconventional Oil and Gas Training, a company specializing in training and consulting for unconventional multistage completions. Prior to starting the company, he was with Baker Hughes for nearly 8 years. During his tenure in operations he held the roles of field engineer, operations coordinator, and application engineer. Outside of operations he has been product line strategist, completions manager for the Unconventional Resource Team, and product line manager for unconventional multistage completions. He has completed wells, conducted training, and consulted on a variety of projects worldwide. Through his experience, he has developed a solid understanding of reservoir properties and stimulation design that are used in a data-driven approach to more effectively design completions in unconventional wells.


He is active in the industry authoring and instructing on the subject of unconventional completions. He has authored and coauthored three SPE papers, and continues to teach two SPE continuing education courses. He has written a variety of other documents including magazine articles and newsletters, and taught numerous classes in many different venues to operators, service companies, and other companies involved in the industry. Also, he has been a discussion leader, presenter, panelist, and participated in many other roles in industry events.


Burton holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

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Organizer

Mike Redburn

Mike Redburn


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mredburn@newpark.com


Date and Time

Wed, Sep. 12

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Thu, Sep. 13, 2018

8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Newpark Drilling Fluids Office

21920 Merchants Way
Katy, Texas 77449
United States

Newpark Drilling Fluids


21920 Merchants Way
Katy, TX 77449