Appraising and Developing Shale Gas and Shale Oil Reservoirs
This 2-day course will help you understand the controls on hydrocarbons-in-place, resource distribution, and productivity. You will learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret critical data from multiple disciplines, recognize why reservoir characterization and drilling/completion practices both play key roles, and understand why various shale gas and shale oil wells perform differently. You’ll also know the key questions to ask and steps to take in assessing a shale accumulation and be able to apply appraisal and development strategies that are cost-effective.
A course notebook will be provided containing PowerPoint slides and supplemental materials will be made available. Topics include:
- Review the origin of shales and shale hydrocarbons, and discuss the various core, log, and seismic datasets used to characterize them.
- Review the mechanisms of oil and gas production and key drilling/completion practices.
- Discussion of how to estimate resources and reserves, and a review of those factors controlling commercial success.
Apply what’s been learned to shale gas and shale oil case studies.
Who Should Attend
Geoscientists, engineers, and managers who want to learn more about what controls productivity in these accumulations, the data that need to be collected and evaluated, which techniques are being used to drill/complete wells and forecast their performance, how to estimate resources and reserves, and what the key differences are between the various shale gas and shale oil plays. No previous experience with shales is necessary.
Why You Should Attend
This course provides practical insights and tools for use in evaluating shale gas and shale oil opportunities.
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 2-day course.
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Creties Jenkins is a senior technical advisor for DeGolyer and MacNaughton in Dallas where he specializes in the characterization of clastic reservoirs, including sandstones, shales, and coals. He has conducted integrated studies, resources/reserves work, and training for numerous companies around the world. Jenkins began his career with Tenneco Oil in 1986 as a geological engineer and worked for ARCO from 1988–2000, in various roles as a reservoir engineer, development geologist, and petrophysicist. He has been named a Distinguished Lecturer (2000), Outstanding Technical Editor (2003), and Distinguished Author (2008) by SPE. He is also a past president of the Energy Minerals Division of AAPG and served on the steering committee for the 2010 AAPG Hedberg Research Conference on shales.
Jenkins received an MS in geology and a BS in geological engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines. He is a registered professional engineer and a registered professional geologist in Texas.