Volatility in commodities prices presents a challenge for operators who work with unconventional oil and gas.  What do we know about what works to help boost production and to avoid expensive mistakes?  Which technologies result in cost savings and increased production?

Worried about the cost of travel and time away from the office?  Participate in a convenient e-symposium.  Upcoming workshops, e-symposia, and short courses will address your need for current, relevant, and accurate information about developments in unconventional oil and gas.

Thermal Monitoring in Unconventional Oil and Gas E-Symposium, May 21, 2 pm. http://www.aapg.org/education/online/details.cfm?ID=113 E-Symposium (plus one day of independent study, plus CEU option).  The way that thermal monitoring is being used may surprise you.  Run a thermal profile, and get a better sense of rock and fluid properties, and more — shale gas, coalbed methane, tight gas, and more.    Mikko Jaaskelainen and Jack Angel will show you how and where the information you receive can help you determine productive zones, design hydraulic fracturing programs, CO2 enhanced oil recovery, geothermal enhanced oil recovery, and more.  Finally, the session wraps up with practical information related to getting started with thermal profiling. You will have a chance to ask Mikko and Jack questions, and you will receive a resource packet which consists of readings for a full day of independent study.

Unconventional Gas Resources, Geotechnical Workshop, June 22-24, Istanbul.  http://www.aapg.org/gtw/istanbul06jun222009.cfm The workshop will be three days with the first one-and-a-half days devoted to informative presentations to build knowledge on the unconventional tight gas, shale gas and coalbed methane plays. One full day will be devoted to breakout sessions where participants can discuss and investigate a specific theme that is of mutual interest. The last half-day will be a series of summary reports from each of the breakout sessions.

3D Seismic Profiles of U.S. Shale Plays E-Symposium, July 23, 2009. 2 pm
As commodity prices have dropped, many shale plays have become uneconomical as statistical plays and have increasingly become recognized as geological plays demanding new insights from data.  This one-hour live e-symposium, which includes material for one full day of independent study, provides an overview of the integrated use of 3D seismic data for exploration and development in major shale plays in the continental U.S. with applicability worldwide. The expert, David Paddock, provides a petrophysical, geophysical, and geomechanical background of the major shale plays and discusses how to high-grade using seismic. The plays covered in the e-symposium include the following:

* Barnett
* Marcellus
* Fayetteville
* Woodford
* Eagle Ford
* Bakken
* Haynesville

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