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September 20, 2006
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Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers

Event Date :  eu-US  3:30 AM - 11:30 PM (GMT 0)
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September 18 to September 20, 2006
Geophysics for Petroleum Engineers
Calgary, Canada

This three-day course is designed for petroleum engineers and will provide an excellent overview of the limits and benefits of modern seismic techniques, including the relationship between well logs and seismic traces. The session will emphasize a number of examples drawn from the Western Canadian petroleum sector. The definition and utilization of seismic resolution and its role in establishing estimates of reserves in thin pay zones will be discussed in detail. The treatment of fundamentals is rigorous but non-mathematical. A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Outline
Course Objectives and Historical Background
Seismic Fundamentals
The Seismic Signal and its Significance
Seismic Simulation of Geology and Reservoir
Seismic Traces and the Relationship with Well Logs
Resolution: the Estimation of Pay Thickness
Acquisition (Shooting) Seismic: 2D , 3D and 4D
Seismic Data Processing: Objectives and Methods
Interpretation Techniques
The Pre/ Post Stack Domains
2nd Annual Alaska Oil and Gas Symposium

Event Date :  eu-US  5:00 AM (GMT 0)
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Event Details :  September 18 to September 19, 2006
2nd Annual Alaska Oil and Gas Symposium

Anchorage Marriott Downtown, Anchorage, Alaska
Alaska has moved the gas pipeline project to the front burner and economic potential is enormous – how will your business benefit?

Plans are moving ahead for the construction of a $25 billion pipeline to carry natural gas from Alaska to the lower 48 states – but timing is important as Alaska needs to get the gas to market before a flood of foreign LNG. Today the project is finally technically and economically feasible and creates enormous commercial opportunities, but there are huge challenges to be surmounted before gas is actually flowing.

As the project gears up for an expected multi-year design phase, some key economic and political issues are being hashed out. American Conference Institute’s, “Challenges and Opportunities for Exploration and Development in Alaska Oil and Gas” will provide you with the most recent critical developments in this dynamic oil and gas sector, the next steps on collaboration and coordination between the U.S. and Canada and the latest on permitting and construction, regulatory updates and the supply/demand forecast. Top level industry leaders and decision makers will also give you the most up-to-date information on:
* Changes to the U.S. Energy Policy Act and how it is being implemented
* The supply/demand of intrastate gas and plans within Alaska for regional transport
* Advances to the regulatory process in the U.S. and Canada and collaborative efforts to move the project forward
* Implications of the state tax overhaul and next steps to be taken
* The economics of LNG and other supply sources entering the North American market
* Updates on dialogue with Aboriginal Groups and agreements reached on accommodation and benefits

Whether you are a supply and service company, regulator, producer, or are looking to be part of the Arctic boom, this is one event you can’t afford to miss.

Priority Service Code 905W07.IC
Fundamentals of Reservoir Material Balance and Decline Analysis

Event Date :  eu-US  8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (GMT 0)
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September 18 to September 21, 2006
Fundamentals of Reservoir Material Balance and Decline Analysis
London, United Kingdom

This 4-day course is designed for petroleum engineers, technologists and geo-scientists involved in preparing production forecasts, conducting formation evaluation, well testing or reservoir modeling, or estimating oil and gas reserves. The course is also suitable for supervisors and managers requiring a basic appreciation of the fundamentals of these techniques, and the manner in which these basic analytical reservoir engineering tools are utilized. The course is also useful as a refresher course in the basics of decline curve analysis and material balance analytical methods, highlighting the advantages and limitations of each method. The course will cover both the theoretical and practical aspects of decline analysis and material balance analysis. Both type curve fitting and type curve matching techniques will be explained and demonstrated. Examples will illustrate the more commonly used type curve fitting methods, including “hands-on” class problems, and the use of modern computer aided analysis tools will be reviewed. Problems and limitations of decline analysis will be presented and discussed. The material balance module of the course is intended to provide practical methods of applying the material balance approach to reservoir performance and reserves assessments in any reservoir. The course covers the material balance concept for oil, gas, and gas-condensate reservoirs, and also includes explicit material balance techniques which will complement any reservoir simulation effort. Recent developments in “flowing material balance” techniques will also be reviewed. The use of modern computerized material balance software will be reviewed and demonstrated. A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.

Course Outline
Theory & Mathematical Basis for Decline Analysis
Types of Declines - Exponential, Harmonic, Hyperbolic
Reservoir Geometries & Fluid Factors Affecting Decline Behaviour
Nominal versus Effective Decline
Fluid Cuts, WOR and GOR Versus Time, Cumulative Production
Type Curve Matching
Sandstone & Carbonate Reservoirs
Declines Under Various Reservoir Drive
Primary & Enhanced Recovery Projects
Identifying Opportunities Using Decline Curve Analysis
Limitations of Decline Curve Methods
Material Balance Basic Concepts
PVT and Rock Properties
Special Aspects of Material Balance Applied to Gas and Gas Condensate Reservoirs
Original Oil-In-Place Prediction
Gas Cap Drive Characterization
Evaluation of Natural Water Drive Behaviour and Aquifer Size
Use of Material Balance in Well and Reservoir Limits Testing
Demonstration of Modern Material Balance Software Applications
Flowing material balance method
Examples & Problems
September  2006

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