Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production

Drilling and Completions


This course acquaints participants with the basics of oil and gas shale evaluation and current shale selection, well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale reservoirs. The interactive format includes field data, current approaches and use of technologies suited for shale developments. Technologies include logging, frac interval selection, multistage fracturing in horizontal wells, and a summary of field data from many shale plays.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why You Should Attend

The technology for recovering oil and gas reserves from shale is changing the face of the industry worldwide. If shale reserves are part of your portfolio, this course is for you.  

Who Should Attend

This course is for all well completion and production engineers, managers and geologists working with shale reserves.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.


George E. King is a registered professional engineer with over 40 years of experience since joining Amoco Research Center in 1971. His technical work has provided advances in foam fracturing, production from unstable chalk, underbalanced perforating, sand control reliability, gas shale completions, and fracturing. Currently, he is working with new technologies for the oil and gas industry.

King has written 65 technical papers and was awarded the 2004 SPE Production Operations Award and the 2012 Engineer of the Year award from the Houston Region of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is Apache’s Distinguished Engineering Advisor. He lives in Katy, Texas where one of his hobbies is rebuilding vintage Ford Mustangs.

King holds a BS in chemistry from Oklahoma State University. He also has a BS in chemical engineering and an MS in petroleum engineering from the University of Tulsa, where he also taught completions and workovers for 11 years as an adjunct professor.