SPE Workshop: Rate/Pressure Transient Analysis in Unconventional Reservoirs - Solutions for Practical Problems 7 - 10 Dec 2020 Virtual [CST; UTC -6]

About the Workshop

This workshop focuses on the use of pressure transient analysis (PTA) for short-term data and Rate Transient Analysis (RTA) for long-term production rate and pressure data in order to characterize the performance of wells in unconventional reservoirs.  Much has been published regarding issues with interpretation of flow regimes, estimation of individual and lumped reservoir parameters (e.g., the fracture half-length-square root of formation permeability product estimated from linear flow data), forecasts of production rate performance, as well as correlation of performance indices with completions parameters for unconventional reservoirs.  As such, this workshop focuses on case histories and best practices. 

This workshop will focus first on best practices — field practices, as well as the analysis, interpretation, and modelling methodologies relevant for wells in unconventional reservoirs.  This will include new and emerging theories/models for time-rate and time-rate-pressure performance, new methods for data analysis and integration (including "statistical" or "data analytics" methods), as well as statistical and analytical methods for addressing multi-well performance data.  Such models/methods can be used to characterize "Fracture-Driven-Interactions" (also known as "frac-hits") and to correlate well completion parameters with well performance metrics.  Other applications include best practices for PTA and RTA, as well as time-rate or "decline curve analysis" (DCA).

The next focus will be on field cases — generally along the lines of specific plays (Delaware Basin, Midland Basin, Eagle Ford Shale, Marcellus/Utica/Point Pleasant Shales, Montney Shale, Horn River Shale, Laird Basin, etc.).  The field case section will constitute approximately 1/3 to 1/2 of the workshop content, and will largely be focused on operator case studies.  Specific emphasis will be on issues that operators prioritize — e.g., choke/drawdown management, GOR evolution and issues regarding gas production forecasting, "fracture-driven-interactions" ("frac-hits"), and challenges with so-called "parent-child" well interactions (specifically well spacing and issues with legacy ("parent") wells).

Why Attend?

An SPE workshop is a multi-day event that fosters knowledge sharing in an intensive learning experience. It provides brief technical presentations followed by extensive Q&A and discussion.

Staged in an intimate setting, an SPE workshop brings together E&P professionals with common roles and challenges to share ideas that advance both technology and best practices. They provide an environment for frank, open discussion. Press is not invited to attend.

The workshop’s program committee members solicit presentations from top industry professionals. This ensures a robust technical program with presentations that are laser-focused on best practices, lessons learned, and case studies.

What You Receive

  • ​Released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the conclusion of the workshop. Speakers do not write formal papers and are not expected to release their presentations for publication.
  • ​Attendees qualify for 2.4 SPE Continuing Education Units (CEU). One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant's involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.

Remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos are used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).