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
A significant portion of operating costs in brownfields is related to lifting costs and maintenance of artificial lift equipment. Problems can lead to premature abandonment of a field despite the fact that significant oil and gas reserves remain in the reservoir. To combat this loss of reserves and valuable energy resource, a number of measures must be taken. The presentation will provide a field case showing this process and will give a detailed insight of the basket of technical solutions and the commercial impact.
Join Siegfried Muessig as he discusses the topic.
January 10, 2015 Duliajan, India
January 13, 2015 New Delhi, India
January 14, 2015 Bangalore, India
January 16, 2015 Mumbai, India
January 19, 2015 Shekou, China
January 20, 2015 Dongying, China
January 22, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand
Numerous schemes to use solvent and heat have been invented and patented for in-situ heavy oil recovery from oil sand formations. However, there is a lack of basic phase behavior data and mechanistic knowledge about the solvent/heat assisted recovery processes. This talk will provide quantitative mechanistic insights into the processes.
Join Jalal Abedi as he discusses the topic.
January 15, 2015 Warri, Nigeria
January 16, 2015 Abuja, Nigeria
January 18, 2015 Cairo, Egypt
January 21, 2015 Islamabad, Pakistan
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 »
The global shale revolution is just beginning. Although technical advancements are largely responsible for unlocking the potential of shale gas, the industry’s coordination with a broad set of stakeholders (governments, regulators, academia, the public) arguably have equal, and perhaps more, influence on the implementation of new shale developments.
Join Joseph Frantz as he discusses the topic.
January 13, 2015 Lafayette, Louisiana, USA
January 14, 2015 Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
January 15, 2015 Amarillo, Texas, USA
January 19, 2015 Austin, Texas, USA
January 20, 2015 Houston, Texas, USA
January 21, 2015 Dallas, Texas, USA
January 22, 2015 Fort Worth, Texas, USA
Offshore use of CO2 for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) is in its infancy, but, with the adoption of carbon capture and storage (CCS) to decarbonize fossil-fueled power generation, there is a time-critical opportunity to add value to the CCS chain by adopting and maturing offshore CO2 EOR. The talk will include policy background, plans by utility companies, sources and sinks for CO2, the EOR opportunity, infrastructure requirements, logistics, and engineering challenges.
Join David Hughes as he discusses the topic.
January 13, 2015 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
January 14, 2015 Jackson, Mississippi, USA
January 15, 2015 Wichita, Kansas, USA
January 19, 2015 Bridgeport, W. Virginia, USA
Extracting hydrocarbons from subterranean formations is a prolonged operation stretching over several decades. During this period, a bewildering variety of chemical additives are used to address various needs of the oil well operations. This talk hopes to bring awareness to the status of OFC use, to stimulate a healthy discussion, and to propose unifying global approval requirements for OFC use by all nations based on a cradle-to-grave holistic approach. Join B. R. Reddy as he discusses the topic.
January 12, 2015 Great Yarmouth, UK
January 14, 2015 Milan, Italy
January 15, 2015 Hanover, W. Germany
January 19, 2015 Pointe Noire, Congo
January 22, 2015 Kampala, Uganda
Learn the basics of oil & gas shale evaluation and current shale “sweet spot” selection, well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale reservoirs. The interactive format includes field data, current approaches and use of technologies suited for shale developments.
Join George King 28 January 2015 in Houston, Texas. Learn more »
Lasers are on track to provide safe, nonexplosive, damage-free perforations. Current industrial laser technology addresses efficiency, portability, and reliability issues required for successful commercial field applications on all rock types, including shale. Join Brian Gahan as he discusses the topic and shares drilling, completion, and subsurface applications.
January 16, 2015 Khanty Mansiysk, Russia
January 20, 2015 Astana, Kazakhstan
January 22, 2015 Baku, Azerbaijan
January 26, 2015 Budapest, Hungary
January 28, 2015 Aberdeen, Scotland