Price: AED 5,500

Duration: 24 Hours

Timing: Flexible

Course Overview

 WORLD ENERGY DEMAND & SHALE GAS

  1. Introduction to Unconventional Resources Shale Gas Fundamentals,  definitions, world data resources.

 HYDROCARBONS IN UNCONVENTIONAL SETTINGS

  1. Exploration aspects: geology and geochemistry.

SHALE GAS STIMULATION

  1. Hydraulic fracturing, micro-seismicity interpretation, stress and mapping of fractures.
  2. Status on fracturing technologies.
  3. Completion design, well orientation, spacing, re-fracturing, fracture load recovery, tracers.

SHALE GAS PETROPHYSICS

  1. Status of petrophysical evaluation of shale gas accumulations.

 SHALE GAS RESOURCES

  1. Evaluation of resources (in place and technically recoverable). Methodology.

PRODUCTIVITY & FIELD DEVELOPMENT

  1. Well productivity assessment.
  2. Field development case study:
  3. Establish well pattern.
  4. Estimate the plateau rate and duration.
  5. Build field development spread-sheet.

 ECONOMICS

  1. Economics of development of shale gas – Production costs.

ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT

  1. Discussions around controversial issues:
  2. Impact on water resources by handling large volumes of water. Water treatment.
  3. Impact on aquifers by drilling and fracturing.
  4. Environmental impact of shale gas drilling projects.
  5. Environmental impact of chemicals.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  1. Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  2. discuss the fundamentals of gas shale formation evaluation,
  3. discuss about assessment and improvement of unconventional developments productivity,
  4. discuss about economic and environmental issues of unconventional developments.

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