Past Workshop

Our Last Event was an Advanced RTA Workshop for Unconventionals in Houston, TX (March 5 & 6)
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Course Description:

This 2-day workshop is designed for experienced practitioners of Rate Transient Analysis who would like to update their skills and learn best practices for its application in interpreting well production data from stress-sensitive unconventional reservoirs with multiphase flow considerations. This is a hands-on workshop which will make use of the IHS Markit Harmony Enterprise™ software. For each topic that is covered, a practical field example is provided to illustrate the relevant methods, workflows and results. Workstations, software, course notes and lunch will be provided.

Note: This is an advanced workshop, designed for individuals with an existing knowledge of Harmony/RTA fundamentals. Basic theory and software training will not be covered. First time RTA users are recommended to attend one of the following IHS Markit course, here:

David M. Anderson

Instructor’s Biography:

Dave was one of the original developers of the RTA software at Fekete, where he served as VP and managing partner. He has over 20 years of reservoir engineering experience and is a recognized expert in the area of well performance analysis, highlighted by his designation as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2014. Dave currently serves as the Technical Director of the Reservoir Strategies business unit at NCS Multistage and is the CEO of Saga Wisdom, a continuing education company for oil and gas subsurface sciences.


Tuesday March 5th – Wednesday March 6th


8:30am – 4:30pm

IHS Markit Office
1401 Enclave Parkway, Suite 200, Houston, TX 77077
(Conf HOU Enclave Aldrin and Armstrong Training Rooms)


$1600 USD (Early Bird – registering before February 15th, 2019)

$1800 USD (Feb.15th – March 4th, 2019)

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Detailed Course Outline:

Day 1
• Introduction to Modern Production Data Analysis
• Review of Fundamentals
• Objectives of RTA
• Multiphase Flow in Low Permeability Fractured Reservoirs – Delaware Wolfcamp
• Advanced PVT
• Multiphase Flowing Material Balance
• Using Numerical Models for History Matching
• Stress Sensitive and Overpressured Reservoirs – Eagle Ford
• Identifying and Quantifying Stress Sensitive Well Performance
• Productivity Loss and Drawdown Management
• Evaluating Completion Effectiveness – Delaware Bone Spring
• Comprehensive Benchmarking Procedure

Day 2
• RTA in the Presence of Subsurface Interference
• Frac Hits
• Identifying Interference during Production
• Infill Performance Prediction Workflow
• Probabilistic RTA
• Introduction and Background
• Sampling the Parameter Space
• Probabilistic Modeling
• Interpreting the Results
• Field Development Optimization
• Frac Intensity
• Stage Spacing
• Completion Deployment Technology
• Well Spacing