Production Analysis in Resource Plays
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, October 24, 2012 at 5:00 PM (MDT)
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Continuing Education Short Course Offering
Production Analysis in Resource Plays
Instructor: James W. Crafton, Ph.D., Performance Sciences, Inc.
Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday, October 23-24, 2012, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
Location: Brown Palace Hotel and Spa, 321 Seventeenth Street, Denver, CO 80202, (303) 297-3111
1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded by SPE-Americas Office for this 2-day course.
Methods to assess and compare the performance of resource play multi-stage vertical and horizontal oil and gas wells will be the focus of this course. It will provide the participants with an investigative framework to engage the causative issues for maximizing well performance, subject to established goals and expectations. The course will use the Reciprocal Productivity Index Method® as the interpretive framework and examine flowback and longer-term production histories provided both by the instructor and participants.
Upon completion of this course, a participant can expect to be able to identify and evaluate:
i) Reservoir Quality (transmissibility)
ii) Stimulation Effectiveness (Effective or apparent fracture length)
iii) Flow geometry (radial, linear, transitions, bounded)
iv) Quantify degree of anisotropy
v) Damage mechanisms
vi) Time-related changes in the above
i. Technical Basis for the RPI® Methodology
a. Comparison to numerical simulation
b. The graphical presentation
c. Production signatures in the RPI® setting
d. Anisotropy and Linear systems
ii. Performance Comparison Methods
a. Evaluation of well performance
i. Simple radial flow, stimulated well signatures
ii. Early-time Flowback assessment
iii. Damage event assessment
iv. Anisotropic examples
v. Horizontal well examples
vi. Natural fracture signatures
b. Performance comparison tools
i. Data set adequacy
ii. Data set comparisons
iii. Participant-provided data set evaluations
Who Should Attend
Engineers and geologists who desire to find additional tools to understand well and reservoir system behavior and ways to mitigate and manage those behaviors.
About the Instructor
Dr. Jim Crafton graduated from Missouri School of Mines in Mining Engineering, Petroleum Option, received his Master’s Degree in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and the Doctorate from the University of Tulsa. He was awarded the Honorary Professional Degree from the University of Missouri, Rolla for his contributions to petroleum production engineering. He has received the Matson Award for technology development in water drive reservoir management. Most recently he has been recognized as a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Member. He has also received the SPE Production and Completions Engineering Award for his work in hydraulic fracturing technology. In another arena, he was granted the unusual privilege of naming rights for the discovery of a previously unknown geologic formation. He has been Chair of the SPE Distinguished Lecture Program by SPE Board appointment, for two years. He holds several US and international patents, including letters of commendation from the US Patent Office for those patents. Dr. Crafton formed Performance Sciences in 1991, a consulting business focusing on analysis of production data to assess well operating problems. Prior to that he received the Outstanding Faculty Award at the Colorado School of Mines, where he taught for over ten years.
The registration deadline is September 28, 2012. The registration fee is $1,400 for members and $1,600 for nonmembers and is fully refundable until that time. For more details, contact Darien O’Brien, P.E. at email@example.com or (303) 934-5979. Make your check payable to SPE Denver Section and mail to: Darien O’Brien, 1632 South Lamar Street, Lakewood, Colorado 80232-7038. Please include the course name, your FULL name (as you would like it to appear on the course completion certificate), SPE member number (if applicable), Title, Company, e-mail address, postal address, phone and fax number. You may also register and pay on-line at http://connect.spe.org/denver/home/.
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