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SC-01 Unconventional Reservoir Production (Rate-Transient) Analysis

Sponsored by SPE

Saturday, 15 June Sunday, 16 June 2024, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Course Content

This two-day course introduces a workflow and reviews methods for performing quantitative rate-transient analysis of fractured vertical and multi-fractured horizontal wells (MFHWs), produced from unconventional (low-permeability) gas and light oil reservoirs, including shales. State-of-the-art methods to account for unconventional reservoir complexities, such as multi-phase flow and stress-dependent permeability, are introduced, and their application is demonstrated using field examples. Techniques for analysis of both long-term (online) production and short-term (flowback) data are discussed.

Upon completion of this course, participants should:

  • Recognize typical flow-regimes observed for MFHWs completed in unconventional reservoirs, and understand how to identify them using diagnostic plots
  • Understand the origin of some important RTA models used to analyze unconventional reservoirs
  • Understand how to correct for variable operating conditions and fluid properties
  • Be conversant with straight-line (flow regime analysis) and type-curve methods, and how they are used to derive fracture/reservoir properties and fluid in place
  • Be familiar with how unconventional reservoir properties may be incorporated into RTA models
  • Be conversant with a rigorous workflow for the analysis of unconventional reservoir production data

Unconventional gas reserves are transforming energy outlooks around the world. This course is a must for those who require background in the latest techniques.

The course is designed for:

Engineers, geologists, and managers in industry or academia involved in developing or evaluating unconventional gas reserves will benefit from a background in the latest techniques for production analysis of unconventional reservoirs.

Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Reservoir

Learning Level: Intermediate


Christopher R. Clarkson
University of Calgary
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Early Pricing:
Member $1,000
Nonmember $1,400
Student $500
On-site Pricing:
Member $1,200
Nonmember $1,600
Student $600
Attendee Limit:
36 People
Educational Credits:
1.6 CEU


SC-01 Unconventional Reservoir Production (Rate-Transient) Analysis
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000

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Important notes regarding short courses:

  • Short courses are limited in size and are reserved on a first come, first served basis and must be accompanied by full payment.
  • If you do not plan to attend URTeC, a $35 enrollment fee will be added to the short course fee upon registering. This fee can be applied to a full-conference registration should you change your mind later.
  • A wait list is automatically created when a short course sells out. You will be notified if you are on a wait list and space becomes available.
  • Before purchasing non-refundable airline tickets, confirm the short course will take place as some may be cancelled if undersubscribed.
  • Please register well before 6 May 2024 to help guarantee your spot. Short course cancellations will be considered at this time — no refunds will be accepted for cancellations after this date.
  • Registrations will continue to be processed for short courses that are not cancelled up until they are sold out or closed.

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