logo

Oops!... Lo sentimos, este sitio se ha desarrollado para navegadores modernos con el fin de mejorar tu experiencia.

Para que lo puedas disfrutar es necesario actualizar tu navegador o simplemente descargar e instalar uno mejor.

Soluciones efectivas de capacitación

CURSOS

Geology Applied to Unconventional Resources

Roger M. Slatt Ph.D.
Descripción del instructor

Currently holds the Gungoll Family Chair in Reservoir Characterization at University of Oklahoma and Director of the Institute of Reservoir Characterization in the Sarkeys Energy Center at OU. He was Director of the School of Geology and Geophysics and Eberly Family Chair Professor at University of Oklahoma from 2000-2006, and the Gungoll Chair Professor of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics in 2006-07. He formerly was Head of the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering at Colorado School of Mines (1992-2000) and Director of the Rocky Mountain Region Petroleum Technology Transfer Council (1995-2000). After receiving his Ph.D. in 1970 from the University of Alaska, he taught geology for 8 years at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Arizona State University. He then spent 14 years in the petroleum industry with Cities Service Research, ARCO Research, and ARCO International Oil and Gas. Co. before joining Colorado School of Mines in 1992. He has published over 100 papers and abstracts, and has made numerous presentations on the subjects of petroleum geology, reservoir geology, seismic and sequence stratigraphy, shallow marine and turbidity depositional systems, geology of shale, glacial and Pleistocene-Quaternary geology, and geochemical exploration. He sits on various professional society committees, has organized technical conferences for American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), and teaches short courses for industry and AAPG on the “Introduction to the petroleum geology of deep-water (turbidite) depositional systems” and on “Principles of geologic reservoir characterization”. He also offers a global, web-based course on “Introduction to geologic reservoir characterization” to people from many different countries. He has taught his two courses in many places in the U.S., as well as in many countries, including Colombia, Mexico, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, Angola, India, New Zealand, Scotland, and England. While employed in the international oil and gas industry, he had the opportunity, as Director of Reservoir Evaluation, to study numerous oil and gas fields and exploration prospects worldwide, and to make recommendations to senior management for international investment. Many of Dr. Slatt’s publications have dealt with the subject of exploration for, and development of deepwater submarine fan (turbidite; basin floor fan) oil and gas reservoirs. He is considered an expert on deepwater submarine fan exploration and development, and has worked in both industry and as a consultant on many such reservoirs globally. In late 2006 he completed co-authoring a book titled: Introduction to the Petroleum Geology of Deepwater Settings, published by American Association of Petroleum Geologists. He also completed a book in late 2006 titled Stratigraphic Reservoir Characterization for Petroleum Geologists, Geophysicists, and Engineers, published by Elsevier. Also in 2006, he organized the 26th Annual Gulf Coast Assoc. Sedimentary Geologists (GCSSEPM) conference, titled Reservoir Characterization: Integrating Technology and Business Practices, and was chief editor of a CD book comprised of papers from that conference. Since 2002, he has taught a web-based course semi-annually for AAPG titled Introduction to Geologic Reservoir Characterization. In 1996 he received the AAPG Distinguished Service Award. In 1999 he was the Esso Australia Distinguished Lecturer in Petroleum Geology. In 2001-2, he was an AAPG Distinguished Lecturer, giving a presentation titled “Outcrop/behind outcrop characterization of deepwater (turbidite) petroleum reservoir analogs: why and how”. In 2002-3, he offered the same presentation as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2003. In 2003, he was awarded with AAPG Honorary Membership. In 2006 he received the AAPG Grover Murray Distinguished Educator Award.

In-House

Compartir:
Fecha indefinida

ABOUT COURSE

 

COURSE OBJECTIVE

This course will present an overview of current North American unconventional gas shales; depositional processes and how they relate to poro-permeability (including fracture properties) and lithology, fabric, mineralogy and organic geochemistry (including biomarkers); commonality of a sequence stratigraphic framework for gas shales and how to develop that framework; seismic response; and geomechanical properties of shales, with emphasis on ductile-brittle couplets at the sequence- to-bed scales. An integrated gas shale characterization workflow is provided. Limited exercises will be presented, with emphasis on selecting optimal target drilling of strata.

 

This course is designed for geologists, geophysicists and petroleum engineers who seek to gain a fundamental understanding of the geologic and related properties of unconventional Gas Shales from the pore to the regional scales. Gas Shales are becoming increasingly important energy resources worldwide, and sufficient data are becoming available to compare and contrast their properties for enhanced drilling and production. Shales are fundamentally different than their coarser clastic and carbonate counterparts in the stratigraphic record, and new concepts, techniques and applications are being developed to improve exploration and reservoir development.

 

Participants will learn the reasons for the rapid growth of unconventional reservoirs, their geologic and geophysical characteristics, exploration and drilling strategies, and special problems associated with their production.   Petroleum engineers with some geologic background can also benefit from this course.

 

The various topics will be presented in a lecture format, and will be supplemented by exercises. The preferred method of teaching this course is using a ‘paperless’ format, whereby participants are required to bring a laptop to the class, and a CD will be provided with the entire set of lecture figures and exercises (which can be done in power point on the laptop screen). Specific topics covered in the course are listed below.

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

  1. THE “MAGNIFICENT SEVEN” AND OTHER GAS SHALES: OVERVIEW.

  2. WORKFLOW FOR INTEGRATED CHARACTERIZATION OF UNCONVENTIONAL GAS SHALES FOR IMPROVED HORIZONTAL DRILLING.

  3. SHALE LITHOFACIES AND THEIR STACKING PATTERNS: PREDICTABLE STACKING OF LITHOFACIES INTO PARASEQUENCES.

  4. MUD DEPOSITIONAL PROCESSES: HEMIPELAGIC/BIOGENIC ‘RAIN’, HYPERPYCNAL AND TURBIDITY FLOW, AND/OR TEMPESTITES? THE SIGNIFICANCE OF FLOCCULES FOR TRANSPORT AND DEPOSITION, AND FOR ROCK STRENGTH.

  5. LAMINATIONS AND THEIR RELATION TO STRATIGRAPHY AND GEOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF SHALES. GEOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES ANALYSIS.

  6. MINERAL COMPOSITION AS A FUNCTION OF LITHOFACIES AND IMPORTANCE TO PORO-PERM AND GEOMECHANICAL PROPERTIES; THE BRITTLENESS INDEX; COMPARISON OF ANALYTICAL METHODS FOR MINERAL IDENTIFICATION/QUANTIFICATION.

  7. ORGANIC GEOCHEMISTRY OF GAS SHALES, WITH EMPHASIS ON RELATIVE HYDROCARBON POTENTIAL; USE OF BIOMARKERS FOR ENVIRONMENTAL DISCRIMINATION.

  8. POROSITY AND PERMEABILITY: HOW GOOD ARE THE ANALYSES? DO PORO-PERM RELATE TO MINERALOGY, ROCK FABRIC, SPECIFIC ORGANIC/INORGANIC GRAIN TYPES AND/OR PARTICULATE ORGANIC MATTER? MICRO-CHANNELS AND MICRO-FRACTURES. FORMATION OF PERMEABILITY PATHWAYS IN GAS SHALES; DIRECT OBSERVATIONS OF OIL MIGRATION IN SHALES.

  9. THE CONCEPT OF ORGANIC RICH-FRACTURE PRONE STRATIGRAPHIC COUPLETS AT THE MICRO- TO REGIONAL SCALES: EVIDENCE FROM HIGH RESOLUTION SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY (FESEM), OUTCROPS, CORE, LOGS, AND MICRO-SEISMIC.

  10. SEISMIC MAPPING OF PARASEQUENCES AND WHY THAT IS IMPORTANT.

  11. SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHY OF UNCONVENTIONAL GAS SHALES: COMMONALITY OR COINCIDENCE OF STRATIGRAPHY AMONG DIFFERENT GAS SHALES? TOWARD A GENERAL SEQUENCE STRATIGRAPHIC MODEL FOR GAS SHALES AND APPLICATIONS TO EXPLORATION AND RESERVOIR DEVELOPMENT.

  12. QUANTIFYING FRACTURE PATTERNS IN OUTCROP FOR APPLICATION TO SUBSURFACE WELLS; FRACTURES AT THE MICRO- TO SUBREGIONAL SCALES AND THEIR CAUSES.

  13. A PLAN FOR STRATIGRAPHIC PLACEMENT OF HORIZONTAL WELLS.

Soluciones Efectivas de Capacitación

Próximos cursos

Capacitación In-house


¿Necesitas ayuda?

Si no encuentra el curso de su interés, utilice el buscador avanzado que aparece en la parte superior derecha de está página.


Si desea asesoría personalizada, por favor solicite colaboración a través del formulario de contacto.

Ir a contacto