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Shale – Integrated Reservoir Characterization

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Unit Description

Reservoir characterization is one of the most important first steps undertaken in field development. Understanding how to correctly interpret input data and develop a representative geologic model is of utmost importance. For Shale reservoirs, proper characterization will translate into optimal well and fracture spacing, improved recovery and more money on the bottom line. The IPO focus is on each well. However, for shale, the well drainage volume is largely dependent on the vertical and lateral extent of created hydraulic fractures.

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Unit content:

Input data

Seismic delineation
Log interpretation
Core analysis

Geologic model
Total Organic Carbon
Producible Hydrocarbon Characterization
Thickness and areal extent
Principal stress directions
Young’s Modulus
Poisson ratio
Fracture gradient
Pore pressure
Fluid saturations

The IPO series of courses are jointly developed by EPT International and iSSi (i-Stimulation Solutions, Inc.). The primary instructors for these courses are Professor Christine Ehlig-Economides and Dr. Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed. These oil and gas courses are taught here in Houston, TX at our main office with regular frequency, and by request, on location almost anywhere in the world. Please check our calendar for any course updates, or contact us for further information about scheduling. Please note, our course materials are updated frequently based on industry developments and can easily be adapted to suit your specific needs or required topics.

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