Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Resources Management and Information

W. John Lee

Description

This course is offered in both 1-day and 2-day versions. This course teaches the skills and understanding needed to forecast production and estimate reserves in unconventional (ultra-low permeability) oil and gas reservoirs. The course emphasizes “simple” production decline models appropriate for routine forecasting for hundreds of wells in short periods of time. Both tight oil and gas reservoirs, such as shales resources, are discussed.

Learning Level

Introductory

Course Length

1 or 2 Days

Why You Should Attend

There are various ways to forecast production and estimate the size of unconventional gas reservoirs. You’ll learn the strengths and weaknesses of each decline model and how to develop reliable forecasts in this course.

Who Should Attend

The course is for engineers and geoscientists who are interested in learning how to evaluate unconventional reservoirs.

Special Requirements

Attendees must bring a laptop to class.

CEUs

2-Day

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.

1-Day

0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation
Policy

A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

Instructor

W. John Lee holds the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair at the University of Houston’s petroleum engineering program. Prior to this, Lee held the L.F. Peterson Chair in petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University where he is now professor emeritus. He was the former executive vice president of S.A. Holditch & Associates, where he specialized in reservoir engineering for unconventional gas reservoirs. He served as an Academic Engineering Fellow with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington during 2007–2008, and was a principal architect of the new SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves.

Prior to beginning his career in academia, Lee managed Exxon’s Major Fields Study Group. He has written many technical papers and three SPE textbooks: Well Testing, Gas Reservoir Engineering, and Pressure Transient Testing. Lee is an Honorary Member of SPE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He received his BChE, MS, and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.