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Rate Transient Analysis Fundamentals using IHS RTA Training

Evaluate reservoirs without the need to shut in wells

Looking for simplified well analysis? Want to improve software skills?

This course provides a comprehensive methodology for production data analysis that combines the use of several powerful techniques.

Course Details

Length: One day, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Who Should Attend: Engineers and technologists involved in any of the following areas: exploitation, reserves, production/operations and well testing. This course will benefit oil and gas professionals interested in getting more mileage out of their production and flowing pressure data.

Prerequisites: IHS Harmony | IHS DeclinePlus 1 day course or equivalent experience with the application; intermediate knowledge level of rate transient analysis theory; and basic Windows navigation skills.

Tuition: $1000.00 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
  • Identify reservoir and well flow regimes
  • Determine reserves, OGIP/OOIP and drainage area
  • Identify reservoir parameters such as permeability, skin, fracture half length/conductivity
  • Perform production data history match using advanced analytical and numerical history match models
  • Assess well performance and identify optimization candidates
  • Evaluate data quality and qualify analysis uncertainty
Topics Covered
Production Analysis Theory and Practice
  • An introduction to well performance analysis
  • Traditional (empirical) decline curves
  • Production analysis using type curves (Fetkovich)
  • Modern production analysis concepts
  • Modern production analysis methods
  • A systematic and comprehensive approach
  • Practical diagnostics
  • Selected topics and examples
Software Usage
  • Importing data and setting up the file
  • Wellbore calculations
  • Analysis, modeling and forecasting
  • Well manager and GIS
  • Reporting and output
  • Advanced features

Larry Brown, PE
Mr. Brown is an independent petroleum engineer who consults and trains for IHS. He has over forty years of reservoir engineering experience with an emphasis on well test analysis and production analysis. As a Licensed Professional Engineer in Texas and Oklahoma, he has spent his career training, consulting and working for independent, major and international oil companies. He is also a Distinguished Member of the SPE.

Zubin Maliel, B.Sc.
Mr. Maliel graduated with a B.Sc. in Physics. He is a technical advisor and his key responsibilities are to provide software training and technical support for the IHS DeclinePlus and IHS RTA applications. He is also an analyst in the IHS Eagle Ford Community of Best Practice.

James Ewert M.Eng
James has worked with Fekete/IHS clients to ensure they are getting the most out of their investment in our technology and honoring engineering best practices. Prior to IHS, James worked in Northern Canada conducting regulation development and compliance enforcement across all oil and gas activities including, but not limited to: drilling, production, seismic, gas processing, and pipelines. James has a unique education background as he holds a Computer Communications Engineering degree from Carleton University and a Masters degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.

Brian Ho, P. Eng.
Mr. Ho graduated with a B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering. He is a technical advisor and his key responsibilities are to provide software training and technical support for IHS DeclinePlus and IHS RTA. He is also an analyst in the IHS Eagle Ford Community of Best Practice.

James MacDonald
Mr. McDonald is a technical advisor whose key responsibilities are to provide technical support and training for IHS DeclinePlus, IHS RTA, and IHS VirtuWell. Previous experience includes working with the development teams for IHS VirtuWell and IHS Harmony™ as well as over 6 years of wireline experience.

Register Today
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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