NEW! All Shale Gas Reservoirs are NOT the Same and Why You Should Care – An AAPG E-Symposium

DATE:  July 22, 2010  –  Online Webinar – 2:00 p.m., CDT, 1 hour duration.

INSTRUCTOR:  Daniel Moos, Geomechanics International, Menlo Park, CA
Daniel Moos received his PhD in geophysics from Stanford University in 1983. After working for 4 years at Lamont-Doherty Geological Observatory, he returned to Stanford to join the Rock and Borehole Geophysics research group. He subsequently was a founder and is now Chief Scientist of GeoMechanics International, which was formed to develop and apply geomechanical approaches to the oil and gas and geothermal industries.

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Who Should Attend
This course is ideal for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and other energy professionals who want to learn about the geomechanics involved in shale gas reservoirs.

Objectives and Content
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to describe geomechanics in shale reservoirs and discuss differences between plays. Further, you will be able to discuss fractures, stress states and the geomechanical factors that affect drilling and operations in diverse shale plays.

Key Concepts
It is well known that shale gas plays have widely varying mineralogy and in situ conditions of temperature and reservoir pressure, resulting in significant differences in their mechanical properties and economic potential. What is less generally recognized is that different plays can also have very different patterns of natural fractures and are subject to very different states of stress. It is important to understand these variations in order to optimize drilling, completion, and stimulation practice. If these differences can be determined and their effects understood, it makes possible meaningful predictions of reservoir response, allowing operators to optimize well designs and manage production to maximize the value of the resource.

  • Stress states and natural fracture patterns vary widely between and within North American shale plays
  • These variations affect the shape and character of stimulated volumes, the requirements for safe drilling, and the optimal directions to drill to exploit natural fractures
  • Knowledge of the stress state and natural fracture distribution and properties can be utilized to improve operations and to maximize the value of microseismic and other data

The one hour live portion will be followed by a full day of independent study (not a live event). The one-hour live e-symposium can be accessed from any computer anywhere in the world using a high-speed internet connection. After the event is over, you will receive via email information about accessing the asynchronous segment (not live) which consists of your independent study materials, to be accessed and studied at any time. You will be able to email responses to the readings, along with your study question answers for CEU credit (if you sign up for the extended package).

TUITION:  Member: $75.00 • Nonmember $95.00 SIGN UP NOW
Registration for the E-Symposium and the Expanded package for CEU credit is $100 for AAPG members, and $145 for non-members.
Special Student Pricing: $25 for Webinar only; $35 for Expanded package. Limited to 15 slots.

CONTENT:  1.0 CEU  What is a CEU?

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4 comments on this post.
  1. Ibeneme ogonna:

    How do i partake?i am in my first year going to my second.a student of Nnamdi azikiwe university Nigeria,West Africa.wants to partake in the seminar,but dont have funds.i realy would be glad if i can partake.thanks

  2. Hugh Rowlett:

    I am living in South Korea. The course will be starting a midnight Korean time.
    Is there another way to see the course without staying up late?

    Hugh Rowlett

  3. Susan Nash:

    Yes — you may always access the archived version, along with the slides (in pdf format) and the audio recording (mp3).

  4. Susan Nash:

    Please check out the special pricing for students. Also, feel free to sign up for our free open courseware (online courses).