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

2 Days

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, optimizing production or analyzing 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

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


David Anderson, P.Eng., is vice president of software development with Fekete Associates. He has fifteen years’ experience in the petroleum industry, including production optimization, gas deliverability   modeling, and welltest analysis. He has led the development of Fekete’s F.A.S.T. RTA™ software, and has become a recognized expert in the area of production analysis. Anderson has authored numerous papers on the subject, for which he has been awarded two SPE Best Presented Paper Awards (both in 2005). He also received the SPE Outstanding Young Professional Award for the Rocky Mountain Region in 2008. He has lectured and presented industry courses all over the world on modern production analysis. Anderson has served on the SPE Calgary Section board during 2005–2007 as director for the Young Professionals Initiative and currently serves on SPE’s Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee.