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Shale Reservoir Characterization and Production Properties School

The Integrated Reservoir Solutions Division of Core Laboratories presents a two day school covering the critical elements of shale reservoir characterization and evaluation.

When \ Where:

  • June 3rd & 4th, 2014 (8:00 am - 4:30pm)
  • Metropolitan Conference Centre - Calgary  view map

This course is an introductory course in shale reservoir evaluation. It includes reservoir geology, organic geochemistry, core analysis methods, and interpretation techniques. The core analysis data are correlated and used to calibrate open-hole logs for reservoir properties and calculation of hydrocarbons in place. Several examples are presented and compared. Laboratory measurements in support of completion and stimulation are reviewed. Completion and stimulation techniques will be presented. Production analysis techniques will be presented using various case histories.


The objective of the course is to provide training in the various aspects of reservoir charac- terization of shale reservoirs and to increase the knowledge of how these reservoirs may behave based on their key reservoir properties. Participants will learn how to make sure they are "targeting the right shale" and what type of production levels can be expected. By the end of the course participants should be able to accomplish the following:

  • Know what the important shale reservoir parameters are and how to determine them
  • Understand what makes a good shale reservoir in terms of productivity
  • Have an understanding of the variability in shale reservoirs
  • Be able to identify shale reservoirs from open-hole logs and determine OGIP and OOIP
  • Identify the issues in hydraulic fracturing of shale reservoirs
  • Gain a knowledge of exploration techniques
  • Instructor:

    Randall Miller received his B.A. in Chemistry and Geology from the University of California at San Diego and pursued graduate studies at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and the University of Houston. He has over 30 years of experience in the analysis and evaluation of reservoirs both domestically and internationally. He has conducted and directed over 50 joint industry projects including; a Regional Study of the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Reser- voirs, Reservoir Prediction in Deep Shelf Sandstones Gulf of Mexico, Tight Gas Sands of North America - Reservoir Characterization and Fracture Stimulation Optimization, Gas Shales - Reservoir Characterization and Production Properties, Regional Evaluation of the Haynesville & Bossier Shale; the Marcellus Shale; and Eagle Ford Shale. Randy is the Presi- dent of the Integrated Reservoir Solutions Division of Core Laboratories, a position he has held for over a decade. He is a member of the American Association of Petroleum Geolo- gists, SPWLA, the Houston Geological Society and SPE.

    Metropolitan Conference Centre
    333 4th Ave SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2P 0H9
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    Tel: 403-266-3876

    June 3rd & 4th, 2014

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