On a business trip to the U.S. held from 23 September to 3 October 2013, Ireneusz Dyrka, Marcin Janas and Hubert Kiersnowski of Energy Security Programme, Polish Geological Institute – NRI acquainted themselves with the commercial method used for estimation of shale gas and shale oil resources for a single well, at limited available set of geological, reservoir and production data.
In Pittsburgh, they participated in the Conference Reserve Estimation Unconventionals REU North East 2013 and associated workshop “One Well, Multiple Methodologies: Compare And Contrast Today’s Estimation Techniques Across A Single Dataset” i „Forecasting Production and Estimating Reserves in Unconventional Reservoirs”.
They have also attended the course “Shale Exploration, Development and Production Overview”, hosted by Penn State University in Williamsport. Moreover, they visited outcrops of Devonian Marcellus and Ordovician Utica formations, where they collected samples.
During the trip, they met geologists, geophysicists and petrophysicists in the headquarters of Range Resources and Chevron near Pittsburgh and experts from Pennsylvania's Geological Survey.
Ms. Kristin Carter of Pennsylvania's Geological Survey commented on the visit of specialists from Polish Geological Institute – NRI in November issue of the Spheres of influences Newsletter Spheres of influences.
author: Maja Kowalska