Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Resources
This course teaches the skills and understanding needed to forecast production and estimate reserves in unconventional (ultra-low permeability) oil and gas reservoirs, with an emphasis on shale and tight reservoirs. The course emphasizes simple production decline models appropriate for routine forecasting for hundreds of wells in short periods of time.
1 or 2 Days
There are various ways to forecast production and estimate the size of unconventional gas reservoirs. In this course, you will learn the strengths and weaknesses of each decline model and how to develop reliable forecasts.
Who Should Attend
Engineers and geoscientists interested in learning how to evaluate unconventional reservoirs.
Attendees must bring a laptop to class.
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.
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W. John Lee is Professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. He previously held the Hugh Roy and Lillie Cranz Cullen Distinguished University Chair at the University of Houston’s petroleum engineering program. Prior to this, Lee held the L.F. Peterson Chair and was Regent’s Professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M University. He was the former executive vice president of S.A. Holditch & Associates, where he specialized in reservoir engineering for unconventional gas reservoirs. He served as an Academic Engineering Fellow with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington during 2007–2008, and was a principal architect of the new SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves.
Prior to beginning his career in academia, Lee managed Exxon’s Major Fields Study Group. He has written many technical papers and co-authored four SPE textbooks: Well Testing, Gas Reservoir Engineering, Pressure Transient Testing, and Applied Well Test Interpretation. He is also co-author of SPEE Monograph 4, Estimating Ultimate Recovery of Developed Wells in Low Permeability Reservoirs. Lee is an Honorary Member of SPE and a member of the US National Academy of Engineering. He received his BChE, MS, and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.