Unconventional: Production and Data Analysis

Production and Operations Reservoir Descriptions and Dynamics Projects, Facilities and Construction

Course Description

This course is an introductory course for unconventional oil and gas shales production. The course content addresses the geological and engineering characterization, analysis, and planning for unconventional oil and gas production.


  • Facing challenges
  • Current and future impact of unconventional exploitation in worldwide oil and gas production and worldwide energy supply
  • Issues to overcome
  • Assessment and modeling technologies
  • Development technologies
  • Formation evaluation technologies
  • Production technologies
  • Well flowback, production, and evaluation

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend

Technological breakthroughs in field development and production are creating access to the vast unconventional oil and gas resources.

Currently, the oil and gas industry is convinced that using the known unconventional reservoirs development and production technologies, there is at least as much unconventional oil and gas accessible today as there is in conventional hydrocarbon fields.

North America net recoverable shale gas and oil reserves, in particular, have expanded enough to meet oil and gas demand for the next decades at current rates of consumption. Oil sources in the United States and Canada are now estimated at over three trillion barrels.

Many other countries have also found substantial amounts of unconventional oil and gas waiting to be produced, for which implementation of data interpretation techniques, development, and production technologies are required.

This course provides insights of unconventional shale oil/gas production data analysis, practices, and approaches.

Who Attends

This course is for professionals working in the development and production of hydrocarbon reservoirs who need insights related to unconventional shale oil and gas production and data analysis.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) 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.

Full regional cancellation policies can be found at the Cancellation Policy page within the SPE Training Course Catalog.


Dr. Reinaldo Jose Angulo Yznaga is an Advisor for Oil and Gas Field Management and Reservoir Engineering for Halliburton with 30+ years of experience. Dr. Angulo Yznaga is a Physicist with a Master in Physics, and a Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University. He has worked in projects related to characterization, modeling, and production of unconventional reservoirs and has worldwide experience associated with conventional, unconventional, and EOR oil and gas development and production in North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.