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Copenhagen 2012
4 - 7 June 2012
74th EAGE Conference & Exhibition incorporating SPE EUROPEC 2012
Copenhagen, Denmark
Workshop 02

Unconventional Technology and Technology for Unconventional
Convenors: Massimo Antonelli (Eni), Valentina Socco (Politecnico di Torino), Peter Britze (GEUS) & Don Gautier (USGS)

Sunday 3 June, 09:00 - 17:00 hrs

Workshop description
The definition of what is considered an unconventional resource is evolving through time but can generally be captured under 4 large categories: shale gas, tight oil (aka Shale oil), bitumen rocks (including here oil shale and tar sands) and coal bed methane (with tight gas as a fifth candidate when in basin centered continuous accumulations).The technologies used in the realm of unconventional resources can be subdivided into two broad categories which will define the structure of the workshop, addressing them independently of the resource type. These are the means to:
• understand, map, assess and de-risk unconventional resources (morning session)
• optimally stimulate them to produce (afternoon session)

Workshop objectives and deliverables
The workshop is specifically dedicated to leading edge technologies in their most recent application towards resolving burning issues paused by the complex configuration of treating source rocks as reservoir, and most specifically with a broad range across all unconventional resources types.
The goal of this workshop is to bring  key technical experts together from oil companies, contractors and research institutions to discuss and explore if geoscientists are able to improve economical margins of conventional operations.

Workshop format
• Presentations by invited speakers will be used to illustrate the challenges and
opportunities to exploit the unconventional resources.
• All participants are encouraged to share their experience to promote improved
understanding how to manage the unconventional resources.

Who should attend
This workshop is designed for professionals in the oil and gas industry and in the academia, who are interested in how to understand and manage the unconventional resources.
The workshop is aimed at people whose principle interest falls into any of the following categories:
• Reservoir Engineering
• Production Engineering
• Geophysics
• Geology
• Petrophysics
• Earth Science Researcher

For questions about the workshop please contact the convenors.


Time Title Speaker
9:00 The Many Aspects of De-risking Unconventional Resources Satyavan Reymond
9:30 Reservoir Simulation for Unconventional Reservoirs - Advances and Future Challenges Toni Settari


Geomechanics for Unconventional Resources Roberto Suarez-Riva
10:30 Break  
11:00 Developments in Strategic Decision-Making for Water Management in Unconventional Gas Plays Melinda Truskowski
11:30 CBM Field Development Planning Studies; Collected (Best?) Practices and Experiences with Effective Workflows and Tools Laurent Alessio
12:00 All + Audience Panel - Q&A  
12:30 Lunch  
14:00 Advanced Microseismic Data Analysis and its Application to Unconventional Reservoir Characterization Peter Duncan
14:30 Novel Workflow for Shale Gas Reservoir Characterization Lars Sonneland
15:00 Break  
15:30 Comparison of Fracturing Techniques for Unconventional Reservoirs Klaas van Gijtenbeek
16:00 Social Issues Management Walter Heinz
16:30 All + Audience Panel - Q&A  


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