SPEI- Unconventional Gas Fundamentals



This 1-day course provides an introduction to the latest evaluation, drilling, and completion techniques for unconventional gas reservoirs. Background information is also presented on fundamental geologic and engineering concepts, the differences between conventional and unconventional reservoirs, key terminology, the development history of the four primary sources of unconventional gas, and environmental issues. Topics include:

  • Unconventional gas overview
  • Essential geologic properties
  • Natural gas fundamentals
  • Lessons from CBM
  • Lessons from tight gas
  • Shale gas development
  • Petroleum systems
  • Drilling options
  • Completion options
  • Hydraulic fracturing basics
  • Horizontal drilling basics
  • Determining reserves
  • Forecasting production
  • Global activities
  • Environmental issues

Why You Should Attend

Gain insights on how gas volumes and gas production rates are determined and factors controlling the value of unconventional gas prospects. This course includes an understanding of the different drilling and completion options and discussions on the current environmental challenges and apparent solutions.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for those having some familiarity with the oil and gas industry but with little to no exposure to unconventional reservoir evaluation or development. The target audience includes engineers, geologists, technicians, sales representatives, investors, managers, government officials, planners, land specialists, and technical support staff.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units/8 hours) awarded for this 1-day course

Location: SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston , TX 77042

Date: June 21, 2012, 8:30 a.m. - June 21, 2012, 5:30 p.m.