Geologists, explorationists and reservoir engineers who want to improve their knowledge of Unconventional Gas exploration.
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 classificationsAssessment Techniques:- Definition of workflows- Application of geochemistry in unconventional gas assessment- Sample analytical techniques- Overview of petrophysical techniques- Evaluation of reservoir potentialIntegration:- Petroleum system analysis as applied to unconventional gas- Regional assessment of unconventional gas potentialOperational Issues:- Overview of drilling and completion practice- Production characteristics of unconventional gas reservoirs- Commercial considerationsExercises: Unconventional gas assessment in the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin.
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