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Unconventional oil and gas resources

This short course introduces unconventional energy resources such as shale gas, tight gas and coal bed methane reservoirs. It describes unconventional reservoir behaviour and reservoir data analysis techniques and highlights the differences between conventional and unconventional reservoirs. The course also covers specific production mechanisms from unconventional reservoirs by focusing on hydraulic fracturing and natural fracture stimulation techniques.

Why this course is for you

Unconventional oil and gas resources are playing increasingly significant role in recent decades. This course can be very useful for petroleum engineers, geoscientists, geologists, energy specialists etc.

Program content

During this three-day course, you can expect to:

  • Be able to identify the concept of unconventional resources and the differences between conventional and unconventional reservoirs.
  • Classify different types of unconventional oil and gas resources such as shale oil/gas, coal bed methane, tight gas, etc.
  • Examine drive mechanisms in unconventional oil and gas reservoirs and assess the stimulation techniques for production enhancement such as fracture stimulation and hydraulic fracturing.

Register your interest

We invite you to register your interest in this course by email: engineering_shortcourses@ecu.edu.au

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