Shale and Tight Oil Development Technologies, Calgary, January 22-23, 2014

Venue: Calgary - Downtown

Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Event Date/Time: Jan 22, 2014 / 8:30 am - (MST) End Date/Time: Jan 23, 2014 / 4:30 pm - (MST)
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This two-day course focuses of the technical concepts currently applied in evaluating and developing oil and wet gas from shale and other tight reservoirs. The course material is intended for professionals familiar with the technical design or evaluation of conventional oil & gas wells who want to learn more about the many unique aspects of Shale Oil, Tight Oil and Shale Wet Gas development. Examples and data from existing development projects will be presented, and participants will be asked to solve example problems (requiring only a simple calculator) related to net pay determinations, oil and gas in-place estimates, quick-look economic analysis, basic completion and fracture design features, and changes in petroleum compositions.  

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 Strategies and Timing
  • Oil and Gas Processing Options
  • Unique Electric Log Issues
  • Shale and Tight Rock Characteristics
  • Recommended Core Tests and Options
  • Quick-look Economics
  • Reservoir Quality Indicators
  • Common Critical Mistakes in Reservoir Characterization
  • Fracturing Objectives and Mechanics
  • Frac Stage Design Fundamentals
  • Fracturing Fluid and Additive Options
  • Horizontal Drilling and Completions
  • Frac Design Fundamentals for Shale
  • Seismic and Micro-seismic Issues
  • Correlations of Well Completion Options to Well Performance
  • Production Results from Different Frac Designs
  • Development Challenges and Solutions
  • Environmental Issues
  • Emerging Trends and Technologies

Date: Jan 22 - 23, 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.