Short Courses

Short Course 1
Shale Gas GeoEngineering
Instructor: Maurice Dusseault, Professor, Geological Engineering, University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Venue: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco
Date: Two Day Course: Saturday, 24 June 2017; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm; Sunday, 25 June 2017; 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:  $800 Includes complete course materials, coffee and refreshments; Student Fee: $250

Fundamental to the success of a shale gas project is knowing the quality and characteristics of the resource, choosing the best development approach, and evaluating the results in a science and economics framework. This two-day short course will cover the geoscience foundation of shale gas reservoir knowledge, giving the participant a broad knowledge of the geoscience models, essential information that must be collected, and the methods of collecting it to yield valuable engineering information. Then, the course will focus on developing a strong qualitative and semi-quantitative understanding of hydraulic fracturing mechanisms in naturally fractured rocks. Because the basis of a successful stimulation design is understanding rock mechanics and hydraulics, this course will focus on the geomechanics aspects of fracturing using injection fluids such as slickwater or viscosified fluids to carry proppants.

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Short Course 2
2D and 3D Modeling of Rock Fracturing Processes in Geomechanics
Instructors: Bryan Tatone and Aly Abdelaziz, Geomechanica Inc.
Venue: The Westin St. Francis San Francisco
Date: Sunday, 25 June 2017; 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Cost: $400

This hands-on short course covers: numerical modeling of complex, non-linear, coupled rock engineering problems; simulation of rock fracture and fragmentation in 2D and 3D; fluid flow and fluid-induced rock fracturing; fundamental principles of the state-of-the-art Irazu finite-discrete element software; hands-on Irazu tutorials.

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