RTA/PTA in a Shut-In Environment

Testing Opportunities with High ROI


In a two-part panel discussion, industry experts will unpack the silver-lining opportunities created by the race to shut-in production. Widespread build-up data can be acquired at low cost and leveraged to improve future operational and development decisions. Simple Pressure and Rate Transient Analysis techniques offer a practical way to improve our understanding of wells and unconventional reservoirs.

An impressive cast of consultants and operators from the SPE community will share their thoughts and experience on a series of organized, objectives-based topics. We are proud to have our webinars moderated by SPE’s very own Trent Jacobs, who will surely put our experts on the hot seat with his, and your, burning questions.

Program Outline

Webinar 1

Friday, May 8th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

• Introduction - Rebekah Shipman, RDS
• Value propositions from testing - Dwayne Purvis, Consultant
• Candidate selection for shut-in - David Jones, CHK and Nathan McMahan, COP
• Review of fundamentals - David Anderson, SAGA
• Flow-and-Build-Up tests - Dylan Lougheed, SAGA

Webinar 2

Friday, May 15th, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM CST

• Operational considerations and restart criteria - Nathan McMahan, COP
• Risk factors for productivity loss - Dwayne Purvis, Consultant
• Assessing pressure dependent production - John Thompson, SAGA
• Interference testing to optimize development - Trevor Ingle, DVN

May 8, 2020 10:00 AM
May 15, 2020 10:00 AM
Time shows in Central Time (US and Canada)


Dave Anderson

Founder (Saga Wisdom)

Trevor Ingle

Reservoir Engineering Manager (Devon Energy)

David Jones

Sr Resource Manager (Chesapeake Energy)

Dylan Lougheed

CEO (Saga Wisdom)

Nathan McMahan

Delaware Reservoir Characterization Supervisor (ConocoPhillips)

Dwayne Purvis

Independent Consultant (DWAYNE PURVIS, P.E.)

Rebekah Shipman

President & CEO (Reservoir Data System)

John Thompson

President (Saga Wisdom)