Modern Production Data Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics


This course provides attendees with a comprehensive methodology for well performance analysis with specific focus on unconventional oil and gas. The approach combines the use of several powerful techniques and will illustrate the practical aspects of production data analysis. Participants are encouraged to bring their own data as time will be allotted to go through their examples as a class.
Depending on interest and time available, examples from Barnett, Bakken, Montney, Horn River, Marcellus, Haynesville, and Eagle Ford plays will be presented.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

If you’d like to get more mileage from your production and flowing pressure data, this course is for you.

Who Should Attend

This course is for engineers and technologists involved in exploitation, evaluating reserves, optimising production or analysing well tests.

Special Requirements

Laptops are required for this course. Software will be downloaded and course materials distributed via USB.


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

Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel before 14 September 2016, you will receive a full refund less USD 100.
  • If you cancel after 14 September 2016, you will not be eligible for a refund.
  • No refund will be given if a registered delegate fails to attend the training course.
  • SPE must receive cancellation requests in writing by 14 September 2016, by fax on +971.4.457.3164, or by email to


David Anderson is Director of Anderson Thompson Reservoir Strategies (a business unit of NCS Multistage), a consultancy that supports oil and gas operators and investors in the area of field development optimization. David was previously a managing partner at Fekete Associates, where he oversaw the development of Fekete’s petroleum engineering software suite. He was also one of the original designers of Fekete’s Rate Transient Analysis software, which is now an industry standard for advanced production data analysis. David has 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry as a reservoir engineer, and is a recognized expert in the area of well performance analysis. He has authored numerous papers on the subject, for which he has been awarded two “Best Presented Paper” awards from the Petroleum Society (both in 2005). He also received SPE’s Outstanding Young Professional Award for the Rocky Mountain Region in 2008. He has lectured and presented industry courses all over the world. David currently serves on SPE’s Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee. He is also an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2014-2015).