Analysis of Production Decline Curves
Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at 8:00 AM - Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at 5:00 PM (MST)
Society of Petroleum Engineers
Continuing Education Short Course Offerin
Instructor: S.W. Poston – Professor Emeritus – Texas A&M University
Dates: Tuesday - Wednesday, November 19-20, 2013, 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.
This 2 day course covers the diagnosis of oil and gas performance curves in the context of normal decline curve analysis but also when two or more fluids are present in the well stream. Type curves are discussed along with the application of the Fetkovich type curve concept for transient and boundary dominated conditions. The advanced type curve approaches of both Blasingame and Poe are developed in order to calculate reservoir parameters when production is partially masked by transient flow.
The course covers not only the fundamentals of decline curve analysis but when these techniques should not be applied. Other topics include:
• The quadratic equation to determine OGIP
• Differences between vertical and horizontal well flow properties
• Curve fitting with a Fetkovich type curve program
• The utility of multiple performance plots
• Calculating relative permeability from water – oil ratio performance.
Who Should Attend
Engineers and geologists but all types of personnel associated with oil and gas production operations. An easy to use Fetkovich program is included in the course material and practiced during the course presentation.
About the Instructor
Dr. S.W. Poston is professor emeritus retired from the Petroleum Engineering Department at Texas A&M University and currently lives in Houston, TX. He served on numerous committees, authored many technical papers and published books on “Overpressured Gas Reservoirs” and in 2010 with Dr. B.L Poe on “Analysis of Production Decline Curves” through the auspices of the SPE. Operational stints were with Gulf Oil Exploration and Production Company in the Gulf of Mexico and west Africa.
The registration deadline is November 1, 2013. The registration fee is $1,400 for members and $1,600 for nonmembers and is fully refundable until that date. 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/.