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Decline Curve Analysis

Enhance well production forecasting

Seeking practical aspects of analyzing production data? Want introductory DCA training?

This oil and gas training course provides an introduction to the theory and application of Decline Curve Analysis (DCA). Examples will be used to illustrate practical aspects of analyzing production data.

Course Details

Length: One day, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm.

Who Should Attend: Engineers and technologists involved in the exploitation, production and evaluation of oil and gas reservoirs.

Prerequisites: Calculator and ruler required for this course as well as basic Windows navigation skills.

Tuition: $1000 CAD/USD. All Canadian courses are subject to GST. This course is available to in-house groups on request. Please contact us to request a quote.

Location: Calgary, Alberta and Houston, Texas training centers

Cancellation Policy: To cancel without penalty, please give notice seven calendar days prior to the start of the course. Without prior notice, you will be charged full tuition.

*Class hours can be used towards APEGA professional development credits.
Core Competencies
  • Calculate instantaneous and effective decline rates
  • Estimate ultimate recovery
  • Estimate OGIP/OOIP and drainage area
  • Use Fetkovich typecurves to estimate a well’s decline characteristics
  • Identify well and reservoir flow regimes from rate/pressure response
  • Create decline curves and type wells in IHS DeclinePlus.
Topics Covered

Decline Curve Analysis Theory

  • Arps Equations
  • Instantaneous vs. Effective Decline Rate
  • The Decline Exponent 'b'
  • Transient vs. PSS
  • Fetkovich Typecurves
  • Unconventional Decline Methods
  • Analog Reservoirs and Typewells

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For more information or to register, please contact us at: +1 (403) 770-4646 or register online. Enrollment is on first come, first serve basis.

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