Who Should Attend
Earth scientists (geologists, geophysicists), engineers, technicians, managers and any support staff involved with exploitation of oil and gas reserves.
Objectives & Content
The objectives of this two-day practical-based course are to make earth scientists/engineers and asset managers more conversant in modern exploitation technology applications, to reveal some critical Misconceptions, and to deliver basic prerequisite knowledge required to function optimally within the asset team during the planning and implementation of these complex well technologies. The course can focus both on conventional settings, and on the latest “resource play” asset settings including conventional marginal assets, oil and gas Shale, UTG and CBM exploitation pursuits, pending the asset setting of the local industry.
This program will address three critical elements, (a fourth if time permits), required for optimal exploitation technology applications:
- The basic theme of site-specific multidisciplinary asset teams, back-to-front well design, and the demands placed on earth scientists, and how they fit into the team.
– The new issues re principles of geology and reservoir engineering in direct respect to horizontal & complex well applications, and an example of candidate screening and sensitivity test.
– The new role of well-site geologists, their capabilities and limitations, geosteering and how it interrelates with other field functions, and the selection of appropriate site-specific Geo-steering options.
– Evaluation technologies, when to look for a problem, options available to help rectify these situations, and how earth scientists/engineers provide guidance and insight to the asset team on these issues.
Module 1 – Basic Themes
The requirement for a site-specific multidisciplined team approach; a back-to-front design methodology.
Module 2 – Principles Of Geology And Reservoir Engineering
Benefits of horizontal/complex well geometry and production mechanisms; how these benefits are applied;
the screening process.
Module 3 – Well Profile Design
The three critical uncertainties in well profile design.
Geo-steering what is it? Where and how to apply.
Module 4 – Typical Problems
How does the well fail? What to look for; how to identify and avoid common problems.
A check lists for Team Leaders.
Course Materials and Format: The course is delivered primarily with power-point assisted lectures, and opening quiz, latest filed examples and numerous Q&A periods. A 4-tabbed Slide Manual and Summary Text, black and white with 50% graphics is provided, along with evaluation sheets for each student.