Tight Rock Analysis Primer Course

Learn how a comprehensive evaluation of tight gas shale plays help accurately characterize your reservoir and optimize completions.

The TRA tight rock analysis primer course provides insight on how tight rock analysis can be used to predict gas productivity potential, analyze fracture containment, determine the best drilling and completion strategies, and map productive units across the basin using wireline logs.

This one-day course takes place at our training facilities or at the client’s location of choice, and is taught by leading rock mechanics experts.

Course agenda

Session 1: Introduction

Overview - Importance of tight gas reservoirs - Principal challenges and objectives

Session 2: Coring and early laboratory measurements

Core acquisition and preservation - On-site desorption - Laboratory isotherm measurements

Session 3: Geologic description, strength profiling and fracture analysis

Core description - Petrologic analysis - Continuous strength profiling - Fracture analysis

Session 4: Reservoir and mechanical properties

Petrophysical properties - Mechanical properties - Continuous profiles of measured properties

Session 5: Geophysical and engineering analysis

Cluster analysis - Log-based model for prediction of properties - Pre-evaluation of log data for core interval or sidewall plug selection - Propagation of the model at well and basin scale

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