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Consolidate your training at an AAPG Education Conference. Choose between
Fall and Winter.
Integrating Data Obtained on Source-Rock and Reservoir Fluid Samples to Evaluate Shale Resources Across the E&P Life Cycle
- INSTRUCTOR S :
- Alan S. Kornacki, Weatherford Labs, Houston, TX, and Christopher D. Laughrey, Weatherford Labs, Golden, CO
- INSTRUCTOR LOOKUP
- May 18 - 19, 2013
- Pittsburgh, PA, with AAPG Annual Meeting
(increases to $1095/$1295 after 4/19/2013), includes course notes and refreshments. No refunds for cancellations after 4/19/2013.
- 40 people
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
Geologists and petroleum engineers responsible to assess oil- and gas-shale resources in petro-leum basins; drill and evaluate oil- and gas-shale exploration and appraisal wells; or develop and manage oil- and gas-shale reservoirs. Participants should be familiar with principles of source-rock deposition, and interpreting geo-chemical data obtained on source rock, oil, and gas samples.
By the end of the course, participants should be able to:
- Integrate legacy data from E&P wells and interpret new data obtained on rock and fluid samples to evaluate the resource potential of shale formations in proven petroleum basins.
- Apply sequence stratigraphic principles, source-rock characterization methods, and HC charge modeling results to reduce uncertainty about the scope of new oil- and gas-shale plays.
- Interpret geochemical data obtained on well cuttings, conventional cores, desorption canister and mud-gas samples, and produced oil and gas samples to identify shale reservoir intervals with good commercial potential.
- Use geochemical data obtained on produced oil and gas samples to support well and reser-voir management and surveillance programs.
- Understand how to use HC fingerprinting technology to evaluate horizontal wells com-pleted in shale reservoirs and to allocate commingled oil and gas production.
This course includes lectures and several exercises that incorporate geochemical data measured on rock and fluid samples obtained from oil- and gas-shale exploration, appraisal, and production wells to illustrate the value of integrating those data with other types of sub-surface information to screen, evaluate, and manage shale reservoirs. The training course material is presented in the same sequence that geologists and petroleum engineers typically access the same kind of information and data. The course includes multi-disciplinary case studies describing the evaluation of a marine source rock inferred to have generated the gas produced from overlying tight gas sands, and the use of gas fingerprinting to refute an alle-gation that an E&P company contaminated a shallow aquifer by drilling horizontal gas wells.