SPE works with recognized experts in their fields to develop training courses covering a wide range of industry topics. Participants receive 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for one-day courses and 1.6 CEUs for two-day courses.
5 February 2018 | 0800 - 1700 hours
Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions
Instructor: Neal Nagel, Marisela Sanchez-Nagel
This course presents the basics of oil field geomechanics and its application to unconventional developments; specifically, the role of stress, pore pressure, mechanical properties, and natural fractures on hydraulic fracturing operations.
Instructor: Shah Kabir
This course covers well performance diagnosis and performance forecasting. Attendees will learn modern analytical tools and deal with data and their quality that enter into various studies.
6 February 2018 | 0800 - 1700 hours
Instructor: W. Aaron Burton, Sergey Kotov
This course gives an overview for completing, fracturing, and refracturing shales and other low-permeability formations that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Participants will learn the primary types of wellbore completion options, plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems, and coiled tubing-activated systems, and how they compare in different applications. Participants will also learn hydraulic fracturing and refracturing theory and design.
Instructor: Wm. David Norman
This course will demonstrate why fracpack technology has become as popular as a sand control method. This will include defining basic terminology associated with the two technologies and basic information needed for designing and planning the execution of a fracpack sand control completion.
Instructor: Shah Kabir
This course probes well integrity questions with analytical models embedded in fluid flow and heat transfer principles. Attendees will learn the principles of analytical tools that enable us to diagnose and seek remediation of wellbore safety issues.
5- 6 February 2018 | 0800 - 1700 hours
Instructor: Gordon Graham
This two-day course includes an overview of the different types of inorganic oilfield scales encountered during production and the various methods used to control them. Field examples will illustrate the importance of an effective scale management strategy.
Instructor: James Smolen, William K. (Bill) Ott
This course examines methods for detecting fluid channels, voids and leaks, and how to repair them. It also covers the logging tools and technologies used to evaluate the integrity of the cement. The first day of class is dedicated to evaluating cement and the second day to repairs.
Instructor: John Lee
This course teaches the skills and understanding needed to forecast production and estimate reserves in unconventional (ultra-low permeability) oil and gas reservoirs, with an emphasis on shale and tight reservoirs. You’ll learn the basic theories that describe transient and stabilized fluid flow in tight reservoirs, as well as the effect of some of the most common drilling and completion techniques for recovering these resources.
Instructor: Michael Byrne
This independent course provides participants with a unique insight into formation damage through the practical integration of regional, core, well, and drilling data. Theory and principles are reinforced by the extensive use of real field examples from throughout the world. The course aims to demystify the subject of formation damage and promote a formation damage awareness culture, encouraging participants to challenge convention and think about the implications of damage throughout a field or well life cycle – from drilling to production.
Instructor: Pavel Bedrikovetsky
The course will provide an overview of common issues in PWRI, with a focus on subsurface-related topics such as well injectivity and sweep.