Extend your ATCE experience by adding a training course before or after the conference. Select from more than 20 courses and find a topic to match your learning and professional development needs. SPE works with recognized experts to develop training courses covering a wide range of industry topics. Participants receive 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for one-day courses and 1.6 CEUs for two-day courses.

One-day courses are available on October 1, October 2 and October 6 and October 10
Two-day courses are available on October 1-2 and October 6-7

We offer virtual courses and in-person training courses that will be held at the George R Brown Convention center in Houston, Texas

Training courses are not included with the purchase of ATCE conference registration and must be purchased separately. 

Pre- Conference Training Courses

Multiphase RTA in Tight Unconventionals 

Date: 2-Oct-22
Duration: 1 day

Instructor: Mathias Carlsen
Disciplines: Completions | Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Management | Production and Operations | Reservoir
Course Description: This course outlines limitations in traditional RTA analysis, and goes through three new technologies that has been introduced the past few years to help enhance our understanding of tight unconventionals, namely (1) Numerical RTA (2) multiphase flowing material balance (FMB) and (3) Fractional RTA.

CEUS: .8 CEUs will be awarded for attending this 1-day course.

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Casing Deformation During Fracturing

Date: 2-Oct-22
Duration: 1 day

Instructor: George King
Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations
Course Description: Hydraulic fracturing places both static and dynamic stresses on casing and completion components that may not be apparent in conventional design programs. Non-uniform loading of formations, casing and cement may be driven by cyclic pressures of several thousand psi, temperature swings of over 100o F, erosion by proppant, and shock loading of the completed well. These problems can result in both temporary and permanent deformation or even well failure in rare cases. This course examines real-world case histories of casing deformation and isolation failure linked directly or indirectly to fracturing-induced stresses and covers the design and operational changes necessary to mitigate these problems.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

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Methane Emission Measurement & Mitigation (MEMM)

Date: 2-Oct-22
Duration: 1 day

Instructors: Matthew Buteu, Andrea Osmond
Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Production and Operations
Course Description: This course is important so that the senior leaders and technical practitioners can be informed of the immediate actions required, and solutions available, to manage methane emissions. After taking the class you should be able to promote currently available technologies to achieve practical and cost-effective methane mitigation solutions as well as basic Carbon accounting which satisfies the needs of investors or bankers.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Reservoir Engineering Applications of Advanced Data Analytics and Machine Learning Algorithms

Date: 1-2 October, 2022
Duration: 2 days

Instructor: Ashwin Venkatrama
Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir
Course Description: We have been collecting large amounts of subsurface data in the E&P industry. The easy access to advanced analytical tools and techniques at great computational speeds has democratized data-driven modeling. The use of these tools and techniques presents a great competitive advantage as we seek to increase recovery and be more efficient as an industry. Take this course to understand how to apply these tools and techniques to subsurface data and equip yourself with skills that is transforming the E&P business in the coming years.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for each 8 hours taken of the course.

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Fiber-Optic Sensing: Introduction to the Technology and In-Well Sensing Applications

Date: 1-Oct-22
Duration: 1 day

Instructor: Dennis Dria
Disciplines: Completions | Drilling | Production and Operations | Reservoir
Course Description: Fiber-optic sensing and its applications have been in use in the oilfield since the mid-1990’s. However, the technology continues to evolve, enabling new applications and more-robust quantitative interpretations. If you have been thinking about using this technology and would like to learn more, this course is for you.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Design of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations

Date: 2-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructors: Dennis Dri & Bill Shroyer
Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir
Course Description: This course is for completion, production, surveillance, and reservoir engineers who need an introduction to the design of fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing well installations.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Field Development Economics (Virtual)

Date: 2-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructor: Mark Cook 
Discipline: Management
Course Description: This course is for engineers, geoscientists and managers who want to use economic methods for making field development decisions. Service company staff will learn to evaluate the economic benefits their products can offer, and investors will be better able to rank their oil or gas opportunities.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Understanding Well Integrity Over the Operate Phase of the Well Life Cycle (Virtual)

Date: 1 Day
Duration: 2-Oct-22

Instructor: Simon Sparke
Discipline: Reservoir
Course Description: 

Over the course, attendees will have the opportunity to participate and understand the important role they play in the well life cycle and how early interaction and collaboration impacts operations, economics, risk, safety and ultimately abandonment.  

Delegates will leave with a better understanding of how important sharing information about a well's construction and operation can be, and how critical it is to document how the well operates and particularly any characteristics that are shown when the well is operating out of character.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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The Techniques and Business Aspects of Carbon Capture, Utilization and Storage and the CO2 Storage Resources Management System (SRMS)

Date: 2-Oct-22
Duration: 1 day

Instructors: Rawdon Seager & Nicholas Fulford
Disciplines: Health, Safety, Environment, and Sustainability | Reservoir
Course Description: The SRMS is a powerful management tool that provides a means to classify and characterize storable quantities of carbon dioxide in a manner similar to that provided by the PRMS for oil and gas reserves and resources. This course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the principles and guidelines of what is likely to become the global standard for CO2 storage.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs will be awarded for attending this 1-day course.

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AI- Based (Top Down) Full field Reservior Simulation and Modeling

Date: 1-2 October,2022
Duration: 2 Days 

Instructor: Shahab Mohaghegh
Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Reservoir
Course Description: This course will play a crucial role for the enthusiasts of engineering application of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning technology in Reservoir Simulation and Modeling. It covers the scientific and realities foundation of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning and its true application in Reservoir Engineering. If you are interested to be knowledgeable with the most up-to-date and accurate AI and Machine Learning technology - this one is for you!

CEUS: 1.6 CEUs are awarded for this 2-day course.

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Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions

Date: 2-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructors: Neal Nagel & Marisela Nagel
Discipline: Reservoir
Course Description: Integration is key to Unconventional developments, and geomechanics, which spans multiple disciplines, can be a useful framework for integration. This course will provide both the basics of geomechanics as well as detailed applications for Unconventionals that will enhance the attendee’s ability to improve the integration within their Unconventional team.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Post- Conference Training Courses

Gas EOR in Tight Unconventionals

Date: 6-Oct-22
Duration: 1 day

Instructor: Mathias Carlsen
Discipline: Reservoir
Course Description: 

Gas-based EOR in tight unconventionals is a growing application to tap the vast unproduced oil and condensate resources in liquid-rich shale basins. The Huff-n-Puff process now involves several hundred wells in the Eagle Ford, and pilots are planned or ongoing in all other liquid-rich basins (Bakken, Permian, and Montney).

The course will discuss the Huff-n-Puff gas EOR process specifically, but will also address relevant fundamentals of displacement-based gas EOR methods (miscibility, vaporization, and displacement) in tight unconventionals.

CEUS: 0.8 for 1 day course or 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for a 2-day course.

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Introduction to Valuing Information in Unconventional Resource

Date: 6-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructors: Ellen Coopersmith & Luis Mendoza & Sam Vandy
Discipline: Management
Course Description: Attendees will be introduced to a step-wise approach to value information in resource plays and will work a few commonly encountered unconventional resource play information decision problems. Decisions around pre-frac data and valuing seismic at the program level for detecting sweet spots and high grading drilling locations and drilling order will be worked in multi-discipline breakouts. These will be interspersed with lectures and discussions. An overview of spacing pilot design framing and evaluation will also be covered.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Shale Analytics (AI-Based Production Optimization in Shale)

Date: 6-Oct-22
Duration: 1 or 2 Days

Instructor: Shahab Mohaghegh
Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Reservoir
Course Description: 

Data-driven analytics is becoming an important point of competitive differentiation in the upstream oil and gas industry. When it comes to production from shale, companies are realizing that they possess a vast source of important facts and information in their data. In analysis and modeling of production from shale, our traditional techniques leave much to be desired.  Field measurement data can provide much needed insight. Data-driven analytics is the set of tools and techniques that provides the means for extraction of patterns and trends in data and construction of predictive models that can assist in decision-making and optimization.

In advanced data-driven analytics, data from the well and the formation are integrated with field measurements that represent completion and hydraulic fracturing practices and are correlated with production from each well. As the number of wells in an asset increases, so does the accuracy and reliability of the analytics.

Attendees will become familiar with the fundamentals of data-driven analytics and the most popular techniques used to apply them such as conventional statistics, artificial neural networks, and fuzzy set theory.

This course will demonstrate through actual case studies (and real field data from thousands of shale wells) how to impact well placement, completion, and operational decision-making based on field measurements rather than human biases and preconceived notions.

CEUS: 0.8 or 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1- or 2-day course.

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Hydraulic Fracturing – Design and Treatment

Date: 6-7 October, 2022
Duration:  2-Days

Instructors: Michael Smith & Carl T. Montgomery 
Disciplines: Completions | Production and Operations | Reservoir
Course Description: This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments.

CEUS: 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.

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Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing

Date: 6-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructor: Aaron Burton
Disciplines: Production and Operations | Reservoir
Course Description: Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This course focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Participants will learn the different types of multistage completion options and how they compare in different applications. They will also get an overview of low-permeability plays and learn the basics of hydraulic fracturing and refracturing.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course. 

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Separator Design and Troubleshooting

Date: 6-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructors: Robert Chin & Victor Van Asperen
Disciplines: Projects, Facilities, and Construction
Course Description: This course describes different types of separators and scrubbers for a desired performance, how to design, and how to troubleshoot and debottleneck. We focus on gas-liquid separation with emphasis on liquid removal from gas. Discussions will begin with descriptions of two and three phase separators. The course then covers fundamental separator/scrubber design principles including inlet piping and motion effects on performance.  Internals for enhancing separation performance will then be explained. A brief overview of inline and subsea separation will be presented. Troubleshooting and debottlenecking examples of separators and scrubbers will be discussed.

CEUS: 0.8 (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this course. 

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Production Forecasts and Reserves Estimates in Unconventional Resources

Date: 6-7 October, 2022
Duration: 2 Days

Instructor: John Lee
Discipline: Reservoir
Course Description: This course will provide training in production forecasting and reserves estimation for low-permeability resource plays (such as shales) using simple, rapidly applied decline models favored by the industry for routine forecasting. Recommended methodology will be based on fundamental fluid flow theory rather than only on experience with different modeling techniques. The course will conclude with a comparison of decline models and a suggested workflow applicable to a wide variety of models and soundly grounded in fundamentals.

CEUS: 1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 2-day course.

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Modern Production Data Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs 

Date: 6-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructor: David Anderson
Discipline: Reservoir
Course Description: This course provides attendees with a comprehensive Rate Transient Analysis (RTA)- based methodology for analyzing well performance data, with specific focus on unconventional oil and gas. The course combines the use of several powerful techniques and promotes a practical, objectives-based approach to production data analysis.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 1-day course.

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Estimation, Classification and Reporting of Reserves and Resources (2018 Update)

Date: 7-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructor: Rawdon Seager
Disciplines: Management | Reservoir
Course Description: This course presents the updated 2018 SPE Petroleum Resources Management System (PRMS), including an in-depth review of the framework, classification and categorization of volumes. The PRMS is an industry standard approach to classifying petroleum resources used by portfolio managers to support their evaluations and decisions. Participants will gain a solid understanding of this valuable resources management tool. In addition, the course will review the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) regulations.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Fluid Properties and Phase Equilibria (PVT)

Date: 7-Oct-22
Duration: 2 Days

Instructor: Birol Dindoruk
Discipline: Reservoir
Course Description: This (PVT) class will focus on the advanced and key topics of reservoir fluid properties, fundamentals, practical measurements and workflows. In the class, we will emphasize use cases and various examples including modern PVT report reviews as well as the key use-case related elements of equation of states (EOS s) that are often shared in our industry, especially in relation to reservoir models and other tools that use the PVT data. In addition, we will give a broad view of the new developments in all elements of the development cycle, including exploration, reservoir and production management, EOR/IOR and even CO2 sequestration. As the complexity of fluids and the reservoir conditions become more challenging, progress in the computational area is also being made, such as, new EOS models and computational techniques, advanced characterization methods, etc. Therefore, complex fluids and their implications will be inherently part of this class.

CEUS: 1.6 CEUs for attending this 2-day course.

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Physical and Financial Natural Gas Markets (Virtual)

Date: 10-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructor: Tom Russo
Disciplines: Management | Production and Operations | Projects, Facilities, and Construction
Course Description: Attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the differences between physical and financial natural gas markets. Attendees will also learn how to price physical natural gas and how and when to use natural gas futures, swaps, and options to hedge price and geographical price risks when selling or buying natural gas.

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this 1-day course.

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Applied Statistical Modeling and Data Analytics for Reservoir Performance Analysis

Date: 6-Oct-22
Duration: 1 Day

Instructor: Srikanta Mishra
Disciplines: Data Science and Engineering Analytics | Reservoir
Course Description: As “big data” becomes more common place, it will be necessary to extract as much intelligence from our ever-expanding trove of dynamic data from petroleum reservoir to improve operational efficiencies and make better decisions. This course provides the background to understand and apply fundamental concepts of classical statistics, as well as emerging concepts from data analytics, in the analysis of reservoir performance related datasets. This will petroleum engineers/geoscientists to efficiently interact with data scientists and develop practical data-driven applications for their assets (without getting lost in the math).

CEUS: 0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.

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