Fundamentals of Coal Bed Methane and Field Development Planning
Resource plays such as Coal Bed Methane fields typically exhibit a number of unique characteristics that set them apart from other hydrocarbon accumulations. We address the fundamentals of CBM, the steps associated with appraisal and development of CBM assets as well as the markedly different approaches required for CBM development when compared with conventional oil and gas fields.
This course offers insights on reservoir characterisation approaches, integrated static and dynamic modelling, well concepts and types, surface facilities, uncertainty management techniques, and reserves and resource estimation. Expected relationships and possible cross-parameter models for the key reservoir properties are discussed. Practical methodologies for concept selection will also be reviewed, including approaches to model the performance of different well and completion configurations and implementing these into a full field modelling strategy.
This one and a half day course will also cover modelling of value of information for appraisal activities, as well as identifying priorities in data acquisition.
Who Should Attend?
For technical and non-technical staff including managers, petroleum engineers, geoscientists, commercial and accounting staff involved in CBM lifecycle activities from exploration, appraisal through to development and exploitation stages.
- Fundamentals of CBM
- Geological aspects and play definition
- Appraisal and critical data gathering
- Reservoir characterisation
- Uncertainty management
- Modelling CBM – static and volume in place
- Modelling CBM – dynamic and production forecasting
- Drilling, completions, facilities
- Economics and commercial aspects
- Field development planning and concept selection
- Reserves estimation and methodology
- Enhanced CBM recovery
Engineers are responsible for enhancing their professional competence throughout their careers. Licensed, chartered, and/or certified engineers are sometimes required by government entities to provide proof of continued professional development and training. Training credits are defined as Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or Professional Development Hours (PHD).
Attendees of SPE training courses earn .8 CEUs for each day of training. We provide each attendee a certificate upon completion of the training course.
Laurent Alessio is a managing partner of LEAP Energy, an independent subsurface consulting and technology services group headquartered in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with operations throughout the Asia‐Pacific region.
He has a wide industry experience in conventional and unconventional hydrocarbon recovery, through a wide range of consulting assignments, previous roles as petroleum engineer, subsurface manager and development manager with Shell and joint operating companies in the Netherlands, UK and Malaysia. Laurent holds an engineering degree from Ecole Centrale de Lyon and Imperial College London.