The course is designed to provide a better understanding of shale oil reservoirs. It provides a method to improve your workflows to better suit your tight oil play. You will find that methods that worked for shale gas plays will not work for shale oil plays.
During this course we will cover:
Who should take this course:
The course provides an intermediate to advanced level of knowledge and is best suited for professionals in the areas of Geology, Geophysics and Reservoir engineering who are involved in shale oil play assessment, appraisal and development.
Course Objective: By the end of this course you will be able to:
1) Better characterize and understand your shale oil reservoir
2) Understand the detrimental effects of clays (swelling clays) on rock stimulation and learn about the remedial steps to reduce their affects.
3) Gain an understanding of what tools and data are indispensable for obtaining useful reservoir characterization
4) Learn the process of data integration to assess and evaluate vertical heterogeneity and presence of movable hydrocarbons
5) Identify potential horizontal target intervals with high porosity and rich movable hydrocarbons saturations.
Estimated Course Length:
45min video lectures + 15 min of reading and quiz
Prerna Singh is an Unconventional play specialist. She has a doctoral degree in geology focusing on facies and sequence stratigraphic studies of the Barnett Shale. She has more than a decade long work experience in onshore domestic shale plays including the Wolfcamp, Bone Springs, Barnett, Marcellus, Haynesville, Woodford, amongst others.
She interconnects geology, rock physics and geophysical data, wherever available, to tangibly solve subsurface jigsaw and constructs a coherent picture of the critical components necessary for highest hydrocarbon recovery. Over the years she has worked with Chevron, BP, Schlumberger, in projects involving Business Development, Research, Exploration and Appraisal. She has provided several in-classroom and online trainings to industry professionals in fields of geology and rock mechanics of unconventional plays covering areas of stratigraphy, petrophysics, mechanical rock properties and their applications in rock stimulation, frac conductivity, frac geometry and re-fracturing.