Shale well construction and fracturing are both geology controlled, with probably more geologic impact in developing stimulated rock volume in an unconventional reservoir than in a conventional one.
This presentation will look at well placement vertically in the pay, well azimuth and well trajectory with explanations of how geology and post-depositional effects can make the difference between a successful well and a failure. Both the macro and micro scale will be used to look at flow paths in the shale and behavior of shale wells on the producing side.
Examples from several shales will be used to identify geologic knowledge that must be considered to make a successful shale completion.
The presentation will also cover how tight oil sands might be approached with the same technologies used in shale reservoir fracturing.
Case studies will be presented that cover the following:
Who Should Attend
Geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and support technicians who are interested in how geology impacts engineering decisions in shale well construction and fracturing.
35 minutes of video lectures
30 mins of quiz
30 mins of reading material
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