Gas Shale Reservoirs Evaluation Methods

Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics

Course Description

Global natural gas consumption is projected to grow from 112 Tcf to 163 Tcf in the next 20 years representing an increase rate of nearly 2% annually; this implies not only enormous investment, but also new challenges and search for geoscientists and petroleum professionals with expertise in this new fields.
Shales are the most abundant sedimentary rocks in sedimentary basins of the earth; but, small portion of them would achieve commercial productivity. This course will train the attendees on the evaluation methods and techniques that can be utilized to delineate productive shales from barren shales. One of the major challenges of gas shale reservoirs is to apply conventional log data to acquire reservoir rock properties. Organic matter richness, thermal maturity status, porosity, permeability, frees gas saturation, adsorbed gas volume and rock mechanical characteristics are among those critical parameters that have to be estimated for gas shale field assessment.  In this course log analysis for gas shale reservoirs will be demonstrated practically to estimate reservoir properties.

This course will present real practical examples and illustrates the techniques with real cases studies.

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Why Attend

Gas Production from gas shale reservoirs and CBM is becoming an important new energy source; therefore, the petroleum professionals need to learn the principles and techniques to exploit this new resource efficiently and economically. This course provides practical insights and methods for use in evaluating gas shale reservoirs.

Who Attends

The course is appropriate for Reservoir Engineers and Petroleum Engineers working in Shale Gas and CBM reservoirs. Production Geologists, Geo-scientists, and Petrophysicists involved in CBM and Gas Shale plays. 


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

In-House Training

This course is available for in house training at your office location.

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Reza Rezaee of Curtin’s Dept of Petroleum Engineering has a PhD in Reservoir Characterization. He has over 25 years’ experience in academia. During his career he has been engaged in several research projects supported by major oil and gas companies and these commissions, together with his supervisory work at various universities, have involved a wide range of achievements. He has supervised over 60 M.Sc. and PhD students during his university career to date. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and is the author of 4 books on petroleum geology, logging and log interpretation and gas shale reservoirs.

His research has been focused on integrated solutions for reservoir characterization, formation evaluation and petrophysics. Currently, he is focused on unconventional gas including gas shale and tight gas sand studies, and was the lead scientist for the WA:ERA (EIS) Tight Gas and Shale Gas research projects. He established Curtin University’s Unconventional Gas Research Group in 2010. He is the project leader of Anlec R&C dynamic seal efficiency research project investigating cap rock sealing efficiency for CO2 sequestration in the Gippsland Basin. He is the winner of Australian gas innovation award for his innovation on tight gas sand treatment for gas production enhancement.