Unconventionals Update

8-9 December 2014
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Who Should Attend
This course is for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, geochemists, and executives interested in the current state of unconventionals exploration and development in the main plays in the world.

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the state of the science and best practices
  • Explain differences between shale plays
  • Discuss key factors and prospectivity and producibility
  • Review new technologies
  • Evaluate case studies
  • Discuss new discoveries and their characteristics (geochemistry, reservoir characterization, petrophysical characteristics, pore pressure, sweet spot identification, pad drilling optimization)
Course Content

The goal of this course is to provide a review and an update on the status and lessons learned in the world’s major unconventional plays. The goal is to compare the approaches taken in the major plays, from reconnaissance exploration to acquisition of acreage, well siting, drilling program planning, completions, and production. In some cases, secondary recovery and re-entries will be discussed (in the case of steep decline curves and the need to restimulate the well). This course will review techniques, technologies, and prevailing philosophies.

Topics include:
  • State of the Science
  • Best Practices
  • Play-by-play review:
      • Formations
      • Techniques
      • Technologies
      • Philosophies
      • Environmental issues / solutions
  • Prospectivity Indices for New Plays
  • Producibility Tests / Measures
  • Funding / Capital / Business Issues
  • Future Directions
  • Opportunities
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Jalan Pinang
Kuala Lumpur
Accommodation information is not yet available for this event. Please check back often.
US $1245
Expires on
09 December, 2014
Regular Member Tuition
US $1395
Expires on
09 December, 2014
Regular Nonmember Tuition
50 People

Digital course notes and a repository of articles will be available.


Vicky Vicky Kroh Registrar, Education Department +1 918 560 2650 +1 918 560 2678

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