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Seismic Interpretation of Shales

This topic outlines the seven common types of unconventionals. It identifies the twelve desired characteristics of productive shale gas formations and outlines the impact of unconventional drilling on shale gas resources. The process of hydraulic fracture stimulation is described. The potential for seismic to help in the search for shale reservoirs is explained. Important mechanical rock properties for reservoir engineers that help with reservoir characterization are listed. The three seismic attributes that are useful for identifying optimal drilling locations are identified, and how these attributes are derived from the direct seismic is explained. It defines the three common current inversion methods. Two important factors that affect unconventional rock velocity are described. It outlines two important factors of velocities and explains how this determines the placement of wellbores. The coherence attribute and the features it helps to identify are explained. The main objectives of a microseismic survey are discussed. It lists the reasons it is important to identify faults early in the hydrofracking operation. Four key reasons microseismic is used to monitor well stimulation activities are explained.

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Gas Processing and NGL Markets

This course offers an overview of the expanding gas processing sector, which has been impacted by the rapid development of unconventional gas. It explains how rich natural gas is first separated into methane and NGL and transported to fractionation plants, where it is separated into ethane, LPGs (propane and butanes) and natural gasoline. Special attention is given to the various uses for these liquid hydrocarbons, the market prices and economics of various rich gas streams when separated and marketed into individual components and their historical international market supply-demand and pricing profiles.

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Dipmeter Surveys

Dipmeter data is an important component of the database used in integrated subsurface interpretations. Computed dipmeter data provides geoscientists with critical geological insight, especially when combined with other well and seismic data, to help evaluate the subsurface environment. This topic, Dipmeter Surveys, discusses dipmeter logging tools, data acquisition, data processing, display and interpretation of computed dipmeter data, as well as applications for unconventional resource reservoirs. Duration: 7 hours Content: Dipmeter Overview Dipmeter Logging Tools Raw Dipmeter Data Processing Display of Formation Dip and Image Data Dipmeter Interpretation of the Geological Structure Dipmeter Interpretation in Various Depositional Environments Dipmeter Applications for Unconventional Resource Reservoirs

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Fundamentals of Petroleum Geology

The same basic fundamentals for hydrocarbon accumulation apply for small accumulations as they do for large accumulations, and those basic principles should always be applied. However, hydrocarbon exploration has become more challenging as larger discoveries are less prolific and smaller accumulations, as well as unconventional resources, require more technological advancements in order to be economically feasible. Due to these challenges, it is essential to discover and evaluate new methods and standards in petroleum geology. This topic explores these methods and standards, such as the classification of different basin types and the requirements involved with the five phases of hydrocarbon exploration. This topic further evaluates the processes involved with maturation, the categorization of organic matter and how it relates to the anticipated hydrocarbon type, and the migration of hydrocarbons and their relationship to porosity and permeability of different rock types. Types of trapping mechanisms involved with hydrocarbon accumulation and both technical and economic risks involved in petroleum geology are also identified. By exploring these methods and standards, perhaps future challenges and risks can be minimized in the field of petroleum exploration.

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Oil and Gas Industry Overview

This course offers an overview of the expanding gas processing sector, which has been impacted by the rapid development of unconventional gas. It explains how rich natural gas is first separated into methane and NGL and transported to fractionation plants, where it is separated into ethane, LPGs (propane and butanes) and natural gasoline. Special attention is given to the various uses for these liquid hydrocarbons, the market prices and economics of various rich gas streams when separated and marketed into individual components and their historical international market supply-demand and pricing profiles.

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Completion Equipment

This topic presents design and selection considerations for the equipment that makes up the lower completion, including tubulars, packers, seals and elastomers, along with downhole accessories for flowing and gas lift wells, positive displacement pumping systems and unconventional wells.