Production Forecasting for Unconventional Resources - SPEE

This course provides workflows for estimating reserves and forecasting future production from unconventional reservoirs, notably low permeability shale oil and gas reserves. Participants must bring a laptop computer.

• Regulatory and auditor requirements for reserves reporting
• Fluid flow fundamentals, including modeling techniques for transient and boundary-dominated flow in low permeability hydraulically fractured reservoirs
• Conventional Arps' production decline model, strengths and limitations
• Recent production decline methods designed to model transient flow in hydraulically fractured wells
• Comparison of strengths and limitations of decline models
• Workflow for optimal application of decline models

Participants will be able to:
• Forecast future production and estimate reserves for low-permeability, unconventional reservoirs developed with horizontal wells and multistage hydraulic fractures
• Explain the strengths and limitations of common decline curve models
• Identify important flow regimes in the production histories of unconventional wells, such as fracture fluid cleanup, choked production, transient linear flow, and boundary-dominated flow
• Apply appropriate decline models to each identified flow regime
• Compare available production decline models
• Outline an optimal workflow for application of production decline mode

John Lee is Professor of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Cullen Distinguished University Chair at The University of Houston. John holds BS, MS and PhD degrees in chemical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology. He worked for ExxonMobil early in his career and specialized in integrated reservoir studies. He later joined the Petroleum Engineering faculty at Texas A&M, and became Regents Professor of Petroleum Engineering. While at A&M, he also served as a consultant with S.A. Holditch & Associates, where he specialized in reservoir engineering aspects of unconventional gas resources. He joined the University of Houston faculty in September 2011. He served as an Academic Engineering Fellow with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington during 2007-8, and was a principal architect of the modernized SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves. John is the author of three textbooks published by SPE and has received numerous awards from SPE, including the Lucas Medal, the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal and Honorary Membership. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences.

G107132Q Feb 10 - 11 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Mon,Tue  $1,500.00
($1,525.00 out-of-state)
Midland College Advanced Technology Center, Blankinship Lecture Hall, 3200 W. Cuthbert Ave, Midland, TX
Registered: 39 16.0 Hours

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