AAPG short courses offer a wealth of information in a short period of time. They are an effective and efficient way to learn about the industry. With so many to choose from, there’s something for everyone.
Machine Learning Techniques for Engineering and Characterization
This course will provide training in production forecasting and reserves estimation for low-permeability resource plays (such as shales) using simple, rapidly applied decline models favored by the industry for routine forecasting.
Mark your calendar to attend "Exploration and Development Aspects of Geothermal Energy in Sedimentary Basins".
This course provides attendees with a comprehensive methodology for well performance analysis with specific focus on unconventional oil and gas. The approach combines the use of several powerful techniques and will illustrate the practical aspects of production data analysis.
The course will discuss the Huff-n-Puff gas EOR process specifically, but will also address relevant fundamentals of displacement-based gas EOR methods (miscibility, vaporization, and displacement) in tight unconventionals.
This course offers an overview of diagnostic fracture injection DFIT test analysis techniques and what reservoir and rock mechanic parameters could be obtained.
This course is important so that the senior leaders and technical practitioners can be informed of the immediate actions required, and solutions available, to manage methane emissions. After taking the class you should be able to promote currently available technologies to achieve practical and cost-effective methane mitigation solutions as well as basic Carbon accounting which satisfies the needs of investors or bankers.
Be sure to attend this short course to learn about and share experiences in gas EOR in tight unconventionals. The course lectures and visual presentations are video recorded and made available to course participants. The instructor has worked on a number of commercial gas EOR projects in tight unconventionals
AAPG’s DPA (Division of Professional Affairs) has brought together 8 petroleum geologists who have found a way to thrive despite all the hardships of the current financial climate. This special conference provides the attendees a unique opportunity to hear the back stories and struggles faced by companies led by geologists.
Unconventional gas reserves are transforming energy outlooks around the world. This course is a must for those who require background in the latest techniques.
Why do we perform microseismic monitoring? Definition of microseismicity, induced/triggered seismicity, a brief review of microseismicity outside of oil industry: water reservoirs, mining, geothermal. Oil reservoir production induced seismicity. Historical review of microseismicity in oil industry with focus on hydraulic fracturing (M-site, Cotton Valley, Barnett, etc.). Principles of the hydraulic fracturing and geomechanics.
Elastic anisotropy, widely recognized as a typical feature of sedimentary formations, has a strong influence on seismic velocities and amplitudes. For example, the difference between stacking and vertical velocity in anisotropic media most commonly is the reason for misties in time-to-depth conversion. This course provides the necessary background information regarding anisotropic wave propagation and discusses modeling, inversion, and processing of seismic reflection data in the presence of anisotropy.
The aim of this one day course is to share knowledge about shale and tight gas play from exploration to development. This short course will be an opportunity for geoscientists and experts to discuss all the G&G aspects of the Silurian shales and tight sand and to compare lessons learned from field analogues. Best practice to de-risk the exploration and development of low permeability reservoirs will be exchanged and debated.
This short course will comprise lectures, short exercises and discussion sessions. The course will focus on a number of case studies that link outcrop and subsurface geology and have relevance to petroleum exploration and production. Case studies range from Silurian to Miocene in age and come from North African and Mediterranean Basins. The course builds on basic knowledge of sedimentary geology but does not require specialist skills from participants.
This short training course is based on years of experience stemming from R&D studies in the fields of sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geochemistry, and petroleum systems in the East-Mediterranean basins. The acquired knowledge and the proposed workflow that has been tested particularly on the Levant basin, can be applied and tailor-designed to suit other underexplored basins.
Date: 25 September 2022
Time: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Course Instructor: Alberto Ortiz, Net Zero Carbon Solutions
Registration Fee: $530
Registration Deadline: 25 August 2022
Short Course registration is included as part of the GTW registration process.
The petrophysical characterization of unconventional shale-type reservoirs has been one of the most approached and relevant issues in the oil and gas industry in the last 8 years. This is because after several years, the operating companies comprehended the impact that an appropriate characterization of the reservoir has on their project economics.
Another reason for this were the technical obstacles encountered in the measurement of petrophysical properties such as porosity, saturation and permeability due to the complexity of this type of reservoir. Obstacles and limitations not only relate to laboratory measurements but also to electrical logging tools.
As a consequence of this, nowadays, petrophysical evaluations in this type of reservoir do not have standardized workflows established and accepted worldwide as is the case for conventional reservoirs. This motivates the professionals involved in the study of this type of rocks to dedicate a lot of effort in the validation of the technologies used, and sometimes it is difficult for them to understand the results, the evaluation of uncertainties and the construction of petrophysical models with results and representative parameters of the subsurface conditions.
This course will focus on providing key knowledge for a better characterization of the rock both in the aspects related to the matrix represented by mineralogy and kerogen as well as the fluids present. The approach will be based on the convergence of different technologies that support and give robustness to the results.
The contents that will be provided will include laboratory testing techniques and petrophysical evaluation of electrical well logs for unconventional shale-type reservoirs. The contents provided will cover a variety of studies based on the most diverse physical principles that will include the latest advances and techniques used in the industry such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, Spectroscopy, Dielectric, Computed axial tomography and SEM images, among others.
As a result of this, attendees will have tools that allow a more comprehensive understanding of this type of rocks, a better assessment of the uncertainty of the model used and the necessary steps to improve its precision, accelerating the learning curve. The contents provided will also allow knowing the critical parameters that must be taken into account for the definition of areas to be drilled.
Reservoir heterogeneity characterization from outcrops to lab data and electrical logging.
Most relevant unconventional plays of the world. Main characteristics.
The petrophysical model. Components and definitions, construction, uncertainties, strengths and weakness.
Lab studies: porosity, saturation, mineralogy, organic geochemistry and permeability.
Electrical logging response on unconventional shale plays: triple combo, NMR, NMR T1T2, nuclear spectroscopy, spectral GR, dielectric.
The effect of maturity on kerogen.
Challenges on water saturation calculation.
Data integration. Interpretation workflows and core calibration.
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