Shale and Tight Reservoir Technical Analysis
This course is intended for those who are very familiar with reservoir evaluation and development concepts for conventional reservoirs but who are interested in learning more about the unique technologies applied to shale oil and tight oil.
- Understand the key differences between tight oil, shale oil, and conventional oil reservoirs
- Review the unique test, terminology and work flow associated with unconventional oil reservoirs
- Gain insights on the test and techniques for estimating oil composition and volumes
- Understand the techniques for locating and ranking potential development areas
- Review the limitations and applications of current engineering and geosciences analysis
At the end of this course, participants should have an understanding of:
- How and why well completion and hydraulic fracturing designs continue to evolve
- Review critical issues impacting well productivity, and forecasting, that are often over-looked
- Review the unique development and geologic features of commercially successful plays
Intermediate to Advanced
1 or 2 Days
Recent success in developing oil from very low permeability reservoirs in North America has sparked global interest in how these plays are being identified, evaluated and developed. This course addresses these issues that require unique approaches, as compared to conventional oil reservoirs, primarily in the areas of well design, hydraulic fracture design, log analysis, core analysis and production forecasting.
Who Should Attend
This course is intended for engineers, geologists, and technical support staff.
0.8 or 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1- or 2-day course.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org; 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.
Steve Hennings is the principal engineering consultant for Source Rock Engineering in Littleton, Colorado. He has over 30 years of field and reservoir experience in a wide variety of basins, working in various roles ranging from production superintendent to regional technology coordinator to engineering and geoscience manager. His focus for the past decade has been on providing technical support on many unconventional reservoir projects, including onsite supervision of work activities in Australia, Canada, China, Turkey, South Africa and the United States.
In 2008, Hennings was awarded the prestigious annual Stefanko Award from the Society of Mining Engineers for his technical contributions. Hennings is a registered professional engineer and holds a BS in petroleum engineering and an MS in finance.