Appraising and Developing Shale Gas Reservoirs
This 1-day course provides practical insights and tools for use in appraising and developing shale gas reservoirs. We will review the origin of shales and shale gas, and discuss the various core, log, and seismic datasets needed to characterize them. We will then review the mechanisms of shale gas production and key drilling/completion practices. This will be followed by a discussion of how to estimate resources and reserves, and a review of those factors controlling commercial success. Finally, we will apply what’s been learned to case studies including the Antrim, Barnett, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Haynesville, Horn River, Lewis, Marcellus, Montney, and Woodford shales. A course notebook will be provided containing Powerpoint slides.
- Understand the controls on gas-in-place, resource distribution, and productivity
- Learn how to collect, analyze, and interpret critical data from multiple disciplines
- Understand why reservoir characterization and drilling/completion practices both play key roles
- Realize why various shale gas (and shale oil) reservoirs perform differently
- Know the key questions to ask and steps to take in assessing a shale accumulation
- Be able to apply those appraisal and development strategies that are most cost-effective
Who Should Attend
Geoscientists, engineers, and managers who want to learn more about how to evaluate these accumulations, what controls their productivity, which techniques should be used for forecasting well performance, and how to estimate resources and reserves.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.
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Creties Jenkins is a Vice President for DeGolyer and MacNaughton in Dallas where he specializes in the characterization of clastic reservoirs, including sandstones, shales, and coals. He has conducted integrated studies, resources/reserves work, and training for numerous companies around the world. Creties began his career with Tenneco Oil in 1986 and worked for ARCO from 1988-2000, spending most of that time at ARCO’s research and development center. Creties has been named a Distinguished Lecturer (2000), Outstanding Technical Editor (2003), and Distinguished Author (2008) by SPE. He currently serves on the steering committee for the 2010 AAPG Hedberg Research Conference on shales and was the 2008-2009 President of the Energy Minerals Division of AAPG. Creties received an MS in Geology and a BS in Geological Engineering from the South Dakota School of Mines. He is a registered professional engineer and a registered professional geologist in Texas.
Dilhan Ilk is a reservoir engineer at DeGolyer and MacNaughton in Dallas, Texas. He holds BSc degree from Istanbul Technical University, MSc and PhD degrees from Texas A&M University—all in petroleum engineering.
Ilk's interests include analysis of well test and production data, reservoir engineering, and inverse problems. In particular, he focuses on well performance analysis in unconventional reservoirs and has extensive field experience in well performance assessment of unconventional reservoirs. He has made several contributions to petroleum engineering literature, and to date, has prepared more than 30 articles in well test analysis, analysis/interpretation of production data, and general reservoir engineering.