Application of Machine Learning in the Unconventional Tight/Shale Reservoir Development


Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics

Course Description

Machine learning has been successfully used in various engineering disciplines. Nowadays, large amount of data related to reservoir properties, drilling, completion, and production is routinely collected in the upstream oil and gas operation, which can be further analyzed to optimize the field operations and improve the reservoir performance. This course starts with the basic Machine Learning concepts, application workflows and the supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms. The commonly used algorithms in both categories such as Clustering, Artificial Neural Networks, Decision Trees, Support Vector Machine will be presented, allowing participants to reach a clear understanding on their strengths. Specific examples will be discussed to demonstrate the application of each algorithm in the development of unconventional tight/shale reservoirs. The course is devoted to field applications of this technology with a focus on reservoir characterization, production analysis and prediction, and recovery enhancement.

Topics:

  • Introduction of Machine Learning concepts
  • A typical workflow to design and develop a Machine Learning project
  • Feature selection
  • Supervised learning algorithms
  • Unsupervised learning algorithms
  • Machine learning applications in the reservoir characterization in tight/shale formations
  • Machine learning applications in productivity prediction and recovery enhancement in tight/shale reservoirs


Upon completion of this course, participants are expected to have a good understanding of the characteristics of the machine learning approaches and be able to use them to identify potential application domains in the upstream oil and gas industry. They will acquire detailed knowledge of the popularly used machine learning algorithms and the workflow to employ these algorithms to solve petroleum engineering problems. Finally, they will see the demonstrations of different machine learning algorithms to reservoir characterization, production analysis, well productivity forcast, and recovery enhancement in tight/shale reservoirs.

Learning Level

Introductory to Intermediate

Course Length

1 day

Why Attend

  • Introduction of Machine Learning concepts
  • A typical workflow to design and develop a Machine Learning project
  • Feature selection
  • Supervised learning algorithms
  • Unsupervised learning algorithms
  • Machine learning applications in the reservoir characterization in tight/shale formations
  • Machine learning applications in productivity prediction and recovery enhancement in tight/shale reservoirs

Who Attends

This course is designed for engineers and managers responsible for planning as well as optimizing existing operations. Data science engineers.

Special Requirements

Students are required to bring their own laptops.

CEUs

0.8 CEUs are awarded for this 1-day course.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.

Instructor

Dr. Nancy Chen is Associate Professor, Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering, University of Calgary.  She performs research on modeling and optimizing multi-stage hydraulic fractures, focusing on tight formations development in Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin in a both efficient and environmental friendly manner. Dr. Chen also works on using advanced optimization algorithms to improve the ultimate oil recovery or net present value of a field project for several years.

12 Sep 2021
Dubai, UAE

Held in conjunction with SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition

This course is being held VIRTUALLY
GST; UTC+4

Course Timing
0900 - 1600 (UTC+4)

SPE Members
USD 300 + 5% VAT

NonMembers
USD 400 + 5% VAT

Questions?
registrationdubai@spe.org

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