RMAG/RPS Short Course: Fundamentals of Unconventional Reservoir Engineering

Date: July 16, 2020
Time: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Online via RPS Virtual Classroom Platform
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RMAG is pleased to announce a new educational partnership with RPS Nautilus Training designed to provide greater access for RMAG members to world-class educational opportunities and instructors. RPS has recently developed a robust distance learning platform and catalog of virtual classes, and is now partnering with RMAG to bring our members short courses tailored to your needs. 

Our first offering in this partnership is a one-day short course taught by Texas A&M professor Yucel Akkutlu. The class will be taught on RPS's distance learning platform.

Cost: $250 

Course description:

This short course introduces the fundamental reservoir engineering knowledge for earth scientists working in multi-disciplinary unconventional oil/gas resource evaluation teams. It will help you improve business performance by developing a solid understanding of the concepts and terminology, as well as improving technical communication with the reservoir engineers.

Who should attend?

Practicing earth scientists and engineers who are interested in the unconventional resources should attend.

Course Goals

  • How the geological and geochemical considerations in resource shale affect field development and reservoir engineering.
  • Identify key unconventional reservoir petrophysical quantities.
  • Understand unconventional hydrocarbon fluids behavior.
  • Demonstrate how resource estimates, production forecasts, and economic evaluations are generated.

Course Instructor

Dr. Yucel Akkutlu is the Rob L. Adams ’40 Professor in Petroleum Engineering and William Keeler faculty fellow at Texas A&M University, College Station, TX, USA. He previously worked as a faculty for the University of Oklahoma, USA, and University of Alberta, Canada. He is a chemical engineer and received Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He teaches undergraduate and graduate-level courses in petroleum reservoir engineering, petrophysics, and physical sciences. His research focuses on characterization and exploitation of unconventional oil and gas resources, enhanced oil recovery, and oilfield chemistry. He has written more than 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings, six book chapters, and has four patents. He is the author of “Nano-confined Petroleum Recovery from Source Rocks,” which will be published in 2020. He has received over $3 million in external research funding during the last 10 years from sources such as the US Department of Energy (DOE), Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC), and the unconventional oil and gas industry. He is a distinguished member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE). He was the executive editor of the SPE Journal 2013-2016. He was 2014-15 SPE distinguished lecturer. He received 2020 SPE International Lester C. Uren award, 2017 TAMU-Association of Former Students teaching award, 2016 TAMU-Association of Former Students distinguished achievement award, and 2015 AIME Rossiter W. Raymond memorial award. Akkutlu served in various SPE, EAGE, and NSERC committees.

Continuing Education credits

0.8 CEUs

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