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As conventional gas reservoirs decline in production and become more difficult to find, economically producing gas from unconventional reservoirs is the current challenge facing natural gas producers worldwide.  The tremendous in-place resource volumes and long-term production potential of coalbed methane, shale gas, and low permeability tight gas reservoirs are driving technical progress.  This workshop will discuss the critical reservoir parameters important to understand and evaluate unconventional gas reservoirs.   The material is intended for geologists and engineers, but will benefit any industry professional involved with unconventional gas reservoirs.

About your workshop leader:

Tim Hower, Managing Director, MHA Petroleum Consultants

Mr. Hower is the Managing Director of MHA Petroleum Consultants, Inc.  He has over 26 years of petroleum engineering experience and is a recognized industry expert in unconventional gas reservoirs.   Mr. Hower is also a qualified instructor as he teaches Reservoir Engineering and Gas Reservoir Management training courses worldwide for Petroskills.   Mr. Hower was recently presented with the SPE Henry Mattson Technical Service Award for innovative contributions in the field of gas reservoir engineering.

About MHA:

MHA Petroleum Consultants, Inc. is an industry leader in the evaluation and development of unconventional gas reservoirs.  MHA’s primary areas of expertise are in reservoir characterization, field development strategies, reservoir simulation and reserves certification.  MHA is based in Denver, Colorado and has a substantial base of experience with unconventional gas reservoirs in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia.


Workshop programme

8:30 Registration and coffee

9:00 Introduction

9:30 Reservoir Characterization

10:00 Morning Coffee

10:30 Reservoir Performance Evaluation

11:00 Reserves Assessment and Certification

11:30 Case Studies and Examples

12:00 Discussion followed by close of workshop

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