Approved by the SPE Board of Directors in March, this report documents the consensus from the SPE Summit held in March 2014. Topics covered in the technical report include reservoir properties, inflow modeling, outflow modeling, total volume, special cases, and reporting. Deterministic methods are proposed because of the wording of regulations and requirements for detailed well design and response planning, but parametric sensitivity analysis is recommended. All reservoir properties should be best-estimate success-case values based on sound geology, geophysics, and engineering judgment. Future improvements could include flow correlations for high rates in large-diameter pipes, sonic velocity effects, and probabilistic methods. For full details, read SPE-174705-TR.
Join Ghaithan Al-Muntasheri on 23 June for the web event “Fluids for Fracturing Petroleum Reservoirs.” This presentation will discuss the various existing technologies used for HF fluids. The webinar will also shed light on the current challenges that the industry faces and help attendees draw broad lines on the current research themes in this area.
Applications are open for SPE Faculty Enhancement Travel Grants. If you are a university faculty member looking for financial support to attend SPE conferences, workshops, and forums apply online today.
Deadline: 15 May
Register to attend the SPE Produced Water Handling and Management Symposium, the event will cover all important aspects of water handling and management. It will also include will include prominent keynote speakers, invited papers, exhibiting companies, and networking opportunities.
In an effort to assist authors submit their best papers to conferences and journals, SPE is offering a web event hosted by SPE member Byron Haynes, Jr. P.E. on “How to Write a Good Technical Paper.” In this presentation, Haynes will cover both basics and some more advanced methods for authors. Post presentation, he will field questions from participants.
Listen to a web event on “Addressing Infectious Diseases in Oil and Gas Workplace” presented by Malick Diara on 23 March. This presentation will cover Infectious diseases threats, prevention and control of such threats, case studies, and more.
Gain training on the evaluation methods and techniques that can be utilized to delineate productive shales from barren shales. One of the major challenges of gas shale reservoirs is to apply conventional log data to acquire reservoir rock properties. Organic matter richness, thermal maturity status, porosity, permeability, frees gas saturation, adsorbed gas volume and rock mechanical characteristics are among those critical parameters that have to be estimated for gas shale field assessment. In this course log analysis for gas shale reservoirs will be demonstrated practically to estimate reservoir properties.
Join Reza Rezaee 29-30 January 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia. Learn more »
Because of the coal depositional process and the nature of gas storage and transport mechanisms, a large percentage of coalbed methane (CBM) exists in low-permeability, or tight, coals. Horizontal drilling and enhanced CBM techniques have been successful in recovering gas from tight coals, but with limited commercial success so far. Better understanding of coal geology and geomechanics will lead to identification of sweet spots that can be successfully developed. Advancements in horizontal drilling technology and potentially enhanced CBM technology will reduce development costs and facilitate commercial development. Research and development is required to advance these technologies.
Join Michael Zuber as he discusses the topic.
January 20, 2015 Moscow, Russia
January 22, 2015 Ankara, Turkey
January 26, 2015 Nairobi, Kenya
Gain a technical overview of the geologic, evaluation, completion and development aspects of shale with a special emphasis on what is unique compared to conventional oil and gas. Topics include:
- Resource analysis
- Locating sweet spots
- Production forecasting
- Key terminology and concepts
- Design and analysis of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing
- Identification and impacts of hydrocarbon composition variability
Join Steve Hennings 21-22 January 2015 in Bossier City, Louisiana, USA. Learn more »
From its beginning, microseismic imaging of hydraulic fracturing has created controversy. Gain an understanding of the foundation of the “ground truth” from microseismic imaging data, an appreciation for the implementation and benefits of the technology, and an awareness of the strengths and weaknesses of the technology. This interdisciplinary technology combines geophysics, geology, and geomechanics with well completion technologies.
Join Kenneth Mahrer 22-23 January 2015 in Denver, Colorado, USA. Learn more »