Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)

Production Data Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs (with Multiphase Flow & Geomechanics)

This course provides attendees with a comprehensive methodology for well performance analysis with specific focus on unconventional oil and gas. The approach combines the use of several powerful techniques and will illustrate the practical aspects of production data analysis.

Content duration: (15:09 hours)

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    Chapter 1 - Introduction to Modern Production Data Analysis

    1.01 Introduction to Modern Production Data Analysis (21 min.)

    Chapter 2 - Fundamentals of Rate Transient Analysis

    2.01 Pressure Transient Analysis Fundamentals (27 min.) Quiz

    2.02 Flow Regimes (13 min.) Quiz

    2.03 Region of Investigation (10 min.) Quiz

    2.04 RTA 101 - The Conceptual Production Decline Curve (19 min.) Quiz

    2.05 Flowing Material Balance 1 - Single Phase Oil (22 min.) Quiz

    2.05.a Multiphase Flowing Material Balance (38 min.)

    2.05.b Conservation of Mass and Pseudo Pressure Derivation (31 min.)

    2.05.c Pseudo Pressure Calculations & Saturation Pressure Relationship Part I (21 min.)

    2.05.d Pseudo Pressure Calculations & Saturation Pressure Relationship Part II (29 min.)

    2.05.e Multiphase Material Balance Equation (33 min.)

    2.06 Fluid Flow Solutions as Decline Equations (11 min.) Quiz

    2.07 Type Curves (10 min.) Quiz

    2.08 Principle of Superposition (30 min.) Quiz

    2.09.a Managing Pressure Dependent Rock and Fluid Properties - Gas Properties (13 min.)

    2.09.b Managing Pressure Dependent Rock and Fluid Properties – Pseudo Pressure (10 min.)

    2.09.c Managing Pressure Dependent Rock and Fluid Properties - Pseudo-Time (15 min.)

    2.09.d Managing Pressure Dependent Rock and Fluid Properties - Advanced Formulations (7 min.) Quiz

    2.10 The Flowing Material Balance II – Single Phase Gas (8 min.) Quiz

    2.11 Modeling and Forecasting (25 min.) Quiz

    Chapter 3 - Analyzing Low Permeability, Fractured Reservoirs

    3.01 Introduction to Unconventional Resources (32 min.) Quiz

    3.02 Permeability, Surface Area and Stimulated Reservoir Volume (20 min.)  Sample Lesson Quiz

    3.03 Simple RTA Methods for Unconventional Reservoirs (17 min.) Quiz

    3.04 Type Curve Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs (11 min.)

    3.05 Stress Dependent Permeability (12 min.)

    3.06 Flowing Material Balance III - Multiphase Flow (18 min.)

    3.07 Common RTA Models for Unconventional Reservoirs (25 min.)

    Chapter 4 - Probabilistic Rate Transient Analysis

    4.01 Introduction (25 min.)

    4.02 Probabilistic Type Curves I- Empirical Type Curves (31 min.)

    4.03 Probabilistic Type Curves II- Model-based Type Curves (18 min.)

    4.04 Probabilistic Modeling I- Monte Carlo Simulation (15 min.)

    4.05 Sampling the Parameter Space (40 min.)

    4.06 Probabilistic Modeling II - Probabilistic History Matching (24 min.)

    Chapter 5 - RTA Case Studies

    5.01 Dry Gas - Marcellus Example (26 min.) Quiz

    5.02 Gas Condensate - Montney Example (13 min.) Quiz

    5.03 Black Oil - Bakken Example (19 min.) Quiz

    5.04a Volatile Oil - Eagle Ford Example Part I (18 min.)

    5.04b Volatile Oil - Eagle Ford Example Part II (25 min.)

    5.05a Stress Sensitive Reservoirs - Haynesville Example Part I (11 min.)

    5.05b Stress Sensitive Reservoirs - Haynesville Example Part II (17 min.)