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Unconventional Production Data Analysis using IHS RTA

Enhance your estimation accuracy

Seeking a simplified method for reservoir evaluation? Want to improve software skills?

This oil and gas training course provides a comprehensive methodology for well performance production analysis, with a specific focus on unconventional oil and gas. This approach 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 the exploitation, production and evaluation of tight and unconventional reservoirs.

Prerequisites: IHS Harmony | IHS DeclinePlus one day course or equivalent experience with the application; Intermediate level of knowledge 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
  • Critically assess data quality and perform qualitative diagnostics on well production data
  • Identify well and reservoir flow regimes from rate/pressure response
  • Estimate reserves, OGIP/OOIP and drainage area
  • Determine well performance parameters
  • Recognize pressure dependent permeability (e.g. Haynesville)
  • Pinpoint optimization candidates
  • Forecast production, with particular focus on the inherent uncertainty in unconventional plays
  • Illustrate the practical aspects of production data analysis using real examples
Topics Covered
  • Well performance analysis introduction
  • Linear flow analysis for tight fractured reservoirs
  • Simplified approach
    • Log-log diagnostic plot – identifying flow regimes
    • Specialized plot – determining LFP and skin
    • Flowing material balance analysis – determining SRV
    • Modified hyperbolic decline curves
  • History matching using analytical and numerical models
    • Modeling performance of Hz wells with multiple fractures
    • Inclusion of pressure dependent permeability
    • Inclusion of adsorbed gas
  • Examples
    • Presented examples will depend on interest of participants. Options will include Barnett, Bakken, Montney, Horn River, Marcellus, Haynesville and Eagle Ford plays
    • Participants are encouraged to bring their own data. Examples provided by attendees will be worked through as a class, time permitting.

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.

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.

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.

Course Schedule

For your convenience we have aligned the following courses so they may be taken consecutively. Please see the course calendar for aligned dates:

IHS Harmony | IHS DeclinePlus Training

Rate Transient Analysis Fundamentals using IHS RTA

Unconventional Production Data Analysis using IHS RTA

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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