Unconventional Gas Exploration

Audience

Geologists, explorationists and reservoir engineers who want to improve their knowledge of Unconventional Gas exploration.

Content

Introduction

  • Fundamentals of fluid behaviour in low permeability rocks
  • What are Shale Gas, CBM, tight gas?

Petroleum System Fundamentals

  • Hydrocarbon source rock characterization
  • Source richness, quality and maturity
  • Shale Gas generation: process and habitat
  • Shale Gas systems and classifications
  • CBM generation process and habitat
  • CBM systems and classifications
  • Tight gas generation process and habitat
  • Tight gas systems and classifications

Assessment Techniques

  • Definition of workflows
  • Application of geochemistry in unconventional gas assessment
  • Sample analytical techniques
  • Overview of petrophysical techniques
  • Evaluation of reservoir potential

Integration

  • Petroleum system analysis as applied to unconventional gas
  • Regional assessment of unconventional gas potential

Operational Issues

  • Overview of drilling and completion practice
  • Production characteristics of unconventional gas reservoirs
  • Commercial considerations

Exercises:

Unconventional gas assessment in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, examining regional models, definition of unconventional play fairways and assessment of prospectivity.

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

None

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

Audience

Geologists, explorationists and reservoir engineers who want to improve their knowledge of Unconventional Gas exploration.

Content

Introduction:
- Fundamentals of fluid behaviour in low permeability rocks
- What are Shale Gas, CBM, tight gas?

Petroleum System Fundamentals:
- Hydrocarbon source rock characterization
- Source richness, quality and maturity
- Shale Gas generation: process and habitat
- Shale Gas systems and classifications
- CBM generation process and habitat
- CBM systems and classifications
- Tight gas generation process and habitat
- Tight gas systems and classifications

Assessment Techniques:
- Definition of workflows
- Application of geochemistry in unconventional gas assessment
- Sample analytical techniques
- Overview of petrophysical techniques
- Evaluation of reservoir potential

Integration:
- Petroleum system analysis as applied to unconventional gas
- Regional assessment of unconventional gas potential

Operational Issues:
- Overview of drilling and completion practice
- Production characteristics of unconventional gas reservoirs
- Commercial considerations

Exercises: Unconventional gas assessment in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, examining regional models, definition of unconventional play fairways and assessment of prospectivity

Learning Objectives

Duration

5-day

Number of Participants

Max 20

Prerequisites

Software Used

None

Course Format

Classroom exercises and presentations

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