Fundamentals of Shale Development and Fracturing, Calgary, January 20-21

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 20, 2014 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Jan 21, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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This two-day course provides an overview of how and where oil and gas is being developed from shale and other tight reservoirs, with special emphasis on how the evaluation, development and fracturing techniques are different from what is applied in conventional oil and gas fields. The presentation material and pace of the course is designed for those involved with the oil and gas industry who have little to no technical training in evaluating or designing wells and require additional information so they can better support, guide, value, forecast, or service those activities. Those requiring a more in-depth review of the technical aspects of these topics may wish to attend the three-day "Shale and Tight Oil Technical Evaluation and Development" course.  

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.  

Course Outline

  • Status and Impacts of Shale and Tight Reservoir Development
  • Key Geologic Concepts and Terminology
  • Development Teams and Approaches
  • Oil and Gas Processing Options
  • Electric Log Basics
  • Shale and Tight Rock Characteristics
  • Oil & Gas Storage Volumes
  • Unconventional Versus Conventional Reservoirs
  • Fracturing Objectives and Mechanics
  • Treatment Equipment and Stages
  • Fracturing Fluid and Additive Options
  • Horizontal Drilling and Completions
  • Fracturing Horizontal Wells
  • Treatment Monitoring
  • Cost-Benefit Analysis
  • Production Results from Different Frac Designs
  • Development Challenges and Solutions
  • Environmental Issues
  • Emerging Trends

Date: Jan 20 - 21, 2014

Length: 2 days (8:30 AM - 4:30 PM)

Location: Calgary, AB

Delivery Method: Classroom Training    

CEU: 1.6 Continuing Education Units

PDH: 16 Professional Development Hours

Certificate: Certificate Issued Upon Completion

Fee: $ 1,895.00 CAD



Calgary - Downtown

Conference Speakers

Steve Hennings is Unconventional Gas Manager for Source Rock Engineering, in Littleton, Colorado. He is a registered professional engineer and holds degrees in Petroleum Engineering and in Finance. Steve has 30 years of industry experience which have included various field, office, and research center assignments covering every phase of oil and gas exploration and development. His focus for the past nine years has been on Coal Gas, Coal Mine Methane and Shale Gas development in Canada, Australia, China, Indonesia, India, Turkey and the United States. During the past four years, Steve has conducted private and public Coalbed Methane and Shale Gas workshops in nine countries. The courses have focused on various primary topics including drilling, completions, testing, computer simulation, operations, reservoir engineering and development fundamentals. In 2008 he was awarded the prestigious annual Stefanko Award from the Society of Mining Engineers for his technical contributions.