It’s not easy to sift through all the different options when it comes to tools for exploration and development in shale plays.  AAPG Education is offering a series of e-symposia and also a short course at the Fall Education to help you:

Here are a few e-symposia:

Marcellus Shale: Integrating All Available Information to Optimize Horizontal Well Performance (July 28, 2011)

Basic Tools for Shale Exploration (archived)

Geochemistry / Shales (Green River Shale Case Study) (August 16, 2011)

Hydraulic Fracturing in Shales (August 25, 2011)

Perform basic log analysis on existing well logs of various vintages.
Recognize what petrophysical parameters are important for identifying potentially production shale intervals, including characteristics of gas, gas & condensate, & oil reservoirs in shale.
Recognize important geochemical data needed for evaluating shale plays, both existing data and data from new drilling.
Recognize important thermal maturity data needed for evaluating shale plays, both existing data and data from new drilling.
Apply sequence stratigraphy to shale plays for mapping prospective trends.
Apply stress regime analysis to determine horizontal well azimuth.
Understand natural fracturing in shale and how they assist in increasing the productivity of shale reservoirs in conjunction with hydraulic fracturing.

Basic Tools for Shale Exploration (Lindell Bridges) – September 12, 2011 – Houston

http://www.aapg.org/education/fec/details.cfm?ID=232

We’re always planning more activities and events, and we welcome your thoughts and ideas!

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