SPE Online Education
Exploration ProcessContains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered
Upon complication of this module, the learner will be able to learn the progressively more expansive data collection and analysis steps that are applied to an exploration opportunity from the negotiation of a host country agreement to the request for funds to move to Field Development Planning, learn how the exploration process involves making decisions to acquire data under conditions of uncertainty (value of information), learn how exploration and appraisal wells are located to delineate a prospect, learn how resources are estimated using the SPE system under conditions of uncertainty, generate prospect economics based on estimated reserves and project economic indicator, and learn how to assess geological risk.
Rock Mechanics FundamentalsContains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered
Upon completing this Learning Module assignment, the participant should be able to apply rock mechanics fundamentals to describe well, reservoir and production behavior and define the following rock mechanical properties under various conditions of confining pressure, describe how these properties influence wellbore stability, directional drilling considerations, well completion design and other aspects of reservoir development, and know how they are measured in the laboratory: Brinell hardness, tensile strength, normal/shear stress relationships and failure mechanisms (Mohr circles), Young's modulus, Poisson's ratio, compressive strength, and shear strength.
Stability and Rock Deformation ModelsContains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered
Upon completing this assignment, the participant should be able to identify the presence and orientation of fracture systems in the reservoir and generate a stability and rock deformation model.
Reservoir Drive MechanismsContains 2 Component(s), 0.8 credits offered
Upon completing this assignment, the participant should be able to identify primary reservoir drive mechanisms (solution gas drive, water drive, gas cap drive) by observing production and pressure trends, estimate original hydrocarbons in place, using both volumetric and material balance methods, develop a range of estimates for technical recovery factors and reserves, and identify and interpret production mechanisms to predict the behavior of oil, gas and gas condensate reservoirs.