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Fine-Grained Sedimentary Systems and Unconventional Resources
22-28 September 2013 | Beijing, China
Evaluation Methods of Shale Gas Reservoirs
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Who Should Attend
Geologists, Geophysicist, Petrophysicist and reservoir engineers who want to improve their knowledge about gas shales.
Currently the U.S. produces more gas from shales than from conventional sources; this astounding success has caused petroleum companies to aggressively explore for gas shales all around the world since they exist in almost every continent of the planet (U.S. Energy Information Administration, 2011).
Global natural gas consumption is projected to grow from 112 Tcf to 163 Tcf in the next 20 years representing an increase rate of nearly 2% annually; this implies not only enormous investment, but also new challenges and search for geoscientists and petroleum professionals with expertise in this new fields.
Shales are the most abundant sedimentary rocks in sedimentary basins of the earth, but only a small portion of them can achieve commercial productivity. This course will train the attendees on the evaluation methods and techniques that can be utilized to delineate productive shales from barren shales. This course will present real practical examples and illustrate the techniques with real cases studies.
- Gas Shale Definition and Classifications
- A general introduction to shale properties and gas shale classification
- A general review on conventional and unconventional petroleum system
- Gas Shale Geological Evaluation
- Shale sedimentary environments
- Sequence stratigraphy framework of shaly formations
- Shale composition and brittleness
- Shale Pore Geometry
- Gas Shale Geochemical Evaluation Methods
- Type and quality of organic material in shale
- Total organic carbon (TOC) content evaluation
- Thermal maturity status
- Burial history modelling
- Geochemistry and carbon isotope signatures of productive gas shales
- Case study examples
- Gas Shale Petrophysical Evaluation Methods
- Well log response for gas shale
- Porosity and gas saturation estimation
- Shale rock mechanical property estimation from well logs
- Total organic carbon and maturity from log data
- Shale brittleness assessment
- Shale pore pressure evaluation
Assoc Professor Reza Rezaee of Curtin’s Dept of Petroleum Engineering has a PhD in Reservoir Characterization. He has over 25 year’s experience in academia. During his career he has been engaged in several research projects supported by national and international oil and gas companies and these commissions, together with his supervisory work at various universities, have involved a wide range of achievements. He has supervised over 60 M.Sc. and PhD students during his university career to date. He has published more than 120 peer-reviewed journal and conference papers and is the author of 3 books on petroleum geology, logging and log interpretation.
His research has been focused on integrated solutions for reservoir characterization, formation evaluation and petrophysics. He has utilized expert systems such as artificial neural networks and fuzzy logic and has introduced several new approaches to estimate rock properties from log data where conventional methods fail to succeed. Currently, he is focused on unconventional gas including gas shale and tight gas sand studies, and is the lead scientist for the WA:ERA (EIS) Tight Gas and Shale Gas research projects. He established Curtin University’s Unconventional Gas Research Group in 2010. Reza is the project leader of the Anlec R&C dynamic seal efficiency research project investigating cap rock sealing efficiency for CO2 sequestration in the Gippsland Basin. Reza is a 2012 winner of the Australian Gas Innovation Award for his innovation on tight gas sand treatment for gas production enhancement.