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Unconventional Production Data Analysis using IHS RTA

Enhance your estimation accuracy

Seeking a simplified method for reservoir evaluation? Want to improve software skills?

This oil and gas training course provides a comprehensive methodology for well performance production analysis, with a specific focus on unconventional oil and gas. This approach combines the use of several powerful techniques.

Course Details

Length: One day, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Who Should Attend: Engineers and technologists involved in the exploitation, production and evaluation of tight and unconventional reservoirs.

Prerequisites: IHS Markit Harmony | DeclinePlus one day course or equivalent experience with the application; Intermediate level of knowledge of rate transient analysis theory; and basic Windows navigation skills.

Tuition: $1000.00 CAD/USD. All Canadian courses are subject to GST. This course is available to in-house groups on request. Please contact us to request a quote.

Location: Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas training centers

Cancellation Policy: Delivery at IHS Markit training facility - Seats are reserved upon registration, registration constitutes an agreement to pay. Refunds will not be honored for cancellations made within 7 days of your scheduled class (notice to be communicated to Energy.Training@ihsmarkit.com IHS Markit will work with you to reschedule where this is possible. IHS Markit reserves the right to cancel training up to 2 weeks prior to scheduled paid classes, or 2 days for free classes, if minimum class size not met. WebEx Delivery - Sessions are subject to cancellation up to 2 days prior to start date if minimum class size not met.

*Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Core Competencies
  • Critically assess data quality and perform qualitative diagnostics on well production data
  • Identify well and reservoir flow regimes from rate/pressure response
  • Estimate reserves, OGIP/OOIP and drainage area
  • Determine well performance parameters
  • Recognize pressure dependent permeability (e.g. Haynesville)
  • Pinpoint optimization candidates
  • Forecast production, with particular focus on the inherent uncertainty in unconventional plays
  • Illustrate the practical aspects of production data analysis using real examples
Topics Covered
  • Well performance analysis introduction
  • Linear flow analysis for tight fractured reservoirs
  • Simplified approach
    • Log-log diagnostic plot – identifying flow regimes
    • Specialized plot – determining LFP and skin
    • Flowing material balance analysis – determining SRV
    • Modified hyperbolic decline curves
  • History matching using analytical and numerical models
    • Modeling performance of Hz wells with multiple fractures
    • Inclusion of pressure dependent permeability
    • Inclusion of adsorbed gas
  • Examples
    • Presented examples will depend on interest of participants. Options will include Barnett, Bakken, Montney, Horn River, Marcellus, Haynesville and Eagle Ford plays
    • Participants are encouraged to bring their own data. Examples provided by attendees will be worked through as a class, time permitting.

Course Schedule

For your convenience we have aligned the following courses so they may be taken consecutively. Please see the course calendar for aligned dates:

IHS Harmony | IHS DeclinePlus Training

Rate Transient Analysis Fundamentals using IHS RTA

Unconventional Production Data Analysis using IHS RTA

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For more information or to register, please contact us at: +1 (403) 770-4646 or register online. Enrollment is on first come, first serve basis.

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