Shale and Tight Reservoir Evaluation and Development
This course provides practical insights to the techniques and technology applied in evaluating and developing shale and tight reservoirs. Special emphasis is placed on the unique features of these reservoirs, including the geologic characteristics, reservoir properties, evaluation approaches, completion methods, and aspects of development. The course also reviews the status and characteristics of various plays and the key factors that correlate to reservoir productivity and recovery volumes.
- Unique reservoir properties
- Resource analysis
- Locating sweet spots
- Production forecasting
- Key terminology and concepts
- Design and analysis of horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing
- Identification and impacts of hydrocarbon composition variability
Introductory to Intermediate
1 or 2 Days
The class will provide a solid foundation for a broader understanding of shale exploration and development activities. It’s also a great opportunity to network with others involved in shale development.
This course is for engineers, geologists, managers, regulators, planners and anyone else involved in evaluating or developing shale gas plays.
Participants are assumed to have a basic understanding of general engineering and geologic terms.
0.8 or 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1- or 2-day course.
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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SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will. Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.
We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.
Steve Hennings is the owner and principal engineer for Source Rock Engineering in Littleton, Colorado, USA. He has 20 years industry experience working for a mid-size oil & gas company where he was assigned a wide variety of technical and development roles ranging from production superintendent to simulation engineer to regional technology coordinator.
Ten years ago he left the company to form his own consulting firm, providing technical guidance and onsite supervision for oil & gas development projects in over a dozen different countries. This included individual long-term assignments leading the engineering and geoscience teams at the largest oil field in the United States, the largest underground coal mine in Australia, a major oil & gas research center, and an international evaluation team for unconventional gas reservoirs. Occasionally he conducts technical workshops, including several different courses for the SPE, to share lessons learned from ongoing evaluations.
In 2008, Hennings was awarded the prestigious annual Stefanko Award from the Society of Mining Engineers for his technical contributions. Hennings is a registered professional engineer and holds a BS in petroleum engineering and an MS in finance.