Alan S. Kornacki, Weatherford Labs, Houston, TX, and Christopher D. Laughrey, Weatherford Labs, Golden, CO
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.
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:
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.