Develop the technical expertise and skills required to improve recovery and lower costs
The global recoverable resource potential of unconventional plays is approaching 1 trillion BOE. However, commercialization of this immense potential has many challenges. Hydrocarbon columns are large, up to 10,000 feet. Development of these large producing intervals requires multiple horizontal wells that must be properly spaced vertically and horizontally to maximize recovery and lower cost. Pilot projects are undertaken to optimize development parameters, including:
- locations to land horizontal wells
- optimized completion programs
- flow assurance
- Improved oil recovery (IOR) and enhanced oil recovery (EOR)
- reserves and economics
From exploration through production, our online multi-discipline training, developed through RPS’ Nautilus Training Alliance, focuses on lowering cost and improving recovery.
Evaluation Methods for Shale Reservoirs
October 19 – 30
Instructors: Jeff May, Dan Jarvie, John Randolph, Neal Nagel and Rick Lewis
This course presents current views on the evaluation methods of shale reservoirs required to assess new plays, identify sweet spots, and select optimal landing zones.
Next Generation Earth Modeling; Integrating Geostatistics, Geoscience, Engineering, and Data Science
October 19 – 30
Instructor: Jeffrey Yarus
This course pulls together geoscience, engineering, and data science to build synergistic teams, optimize drilling programs, reduce uncertainty, and drive down cost per barrel of oil equivalent.
Geomechanics for Unconventional and Tight Reservoirs
October 28 – November 4
Instructor: Neal Nagel, Marisela Nagel
This course presents the basics of oil-field geomechanics and focuses on geomechanical characterization and modeling of unconventional reservoirs with the goal of optimizing multistage hydraulic fracturing operations in horizontal wells.
The Petroleum System in Unconventional Exploration & Production: Geology, Geochemistry and Basin Modeling
December 7 – 10
Instructor: Andy Pepper
This course will use regional geology, geochemistry and petroleum systems modeling in evaluating unconventional/resource play reservoirs to identify, map and evaluate new plays, identify storage and production sweet spots, and optimize landing zones.
Hydraulic Fracturing for Conventional, Tight and Shale Reservoirs
November 11 – 20
Instructor: Mike Smith
This course addresses the multi-disciplinary technical and economic variables involved in the design and implementation of hydraulic fracturing.
Optimizing Development of Unconventional Reservoirs: Well Spacing, Stacking and Sequencing of Wells
December 1 – 3
Instructor: Robert Hull, Paul Leonard
This course teaches participants to optimize spacing, stacking and sequencing for wells in multi-well pads in unconventional and tight resource plays, which will enhance value and reduce costs even when considering external constraints
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N305a20NA: Core Facies Analysis for Resource Plays | Instructor: Gus Gustason
Date: November 2-6, 2020
Classroom, USGS Core Research Center
N313a20NA: Evaluating Shale and Tight Oil and Gas Reservoirs | Instructor: Creties Jenkins
Date: Nov. 9 -12
Classroom, Midland TX
D411a20VC: Mechanical Stratigraphy, Stress and Geomechanics | Instructor: Kevin Smart & Alan Morris
Date: November 16-20
N406a20NA: Unconventional Resource Assessment and Valuation | Instructor: Creties Jenkins and Mark McLane
Date: October 19-22
Classroom, Midland TX
D517a20VC: Well Log Sequence Stratigraphy for Exploration and Production (Distance Learning) | Instructor: Vitor Abreu
Date: Sept 1-4
D518a20VC: Seismic Sequence Stratigraphy for Exploration and Production (Distance Learning) | Instructor: Vitor Abreu
Date: Sept. 8-11