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Fri, Oct 20



SPE Canada Course: Mind the Gap (Between) Conventional and Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resource Development

Held in conjunction with SPE Workshop: Montney and Duvernay - Driving Forward with Discipline.

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Time & Location

Oct 20, 2023, 8:00 a.m. MDT – Oct 21, 2023, 5:00 p.m. MDT


About the event

Course Description

This course is intended for the various professionals working in the upstream oil and gas industry who would like to learn more about “the other side.” In this short course, we will discuss the various reservoir characterization methodologies that can be cross applied for the most efficient development strategy in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. We will get on the resource development line at the conventional development station and travel to the unconventional development station. Along the way, participants will learn about what’s similar, somewhat similar, or distinct between these two types of reservoirs. We will learn about fluid characteristics with emphasis on liquids-rich behavior and the volatile oil “sweet spot” of unconventional reservoirs. Drive mechanisms and production performance behavior of conventional reservoirs will be covered. At the unconventional station, we will discuss stimulated rock volume, resource assessment, pressure depletion risk quantification, well spacing and infill drilling optimization. The material and concepts taught will be enforced with examples from the various conventional, tight and unconventional reservoirs in North America.

Topics to be covered:

  • Basics of conventional and unconventional reservoirs development
  • Hydrocarbon fluid characteristics and liquids-rich behavior
  • Conventional reservoirs production performance
  • Tight and unconventional reservoirs production performance
  • Resource assessment techniques and reservoir drive mechanisms
  • Stimulated Rock Volume in tight and unconventional reservoirs
  • Reservoir depletion and infill drilling optimization
  • Basics of EOR in conventional and unconventional reservoirs

$400 CAD SPE Member

$500 CAD Non-Member


0.8 CEUs are awarded for this 1-day course.

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