Intro to Shale Gas and Tight Oil

Gain a solid grasp on the fundamentals of the recent radical success of the Unconventional Revolution with its dramatic increase in shale gas and tight oil production/reserves changing the global energy market forever.

At A Glance

Industry Segment Alternative Fuels, Natural Gas, Oil
Course Level Introductory
CPE Credits 13
DTN Credits 6
Competency Path Certified Energy Professional, Natural Gas, Oil

What You Will Learn

Topics covered include:

  • Exploration and production geology principles (conventional vs. unconventional plays).
  • Technology applications (laterals, fracking, proppant, packers).
  • Processing and transportation (gas plants, pipelines, LNG, storage).
  • Characteristics, reserves and development for global unconventional plays.
  • Environmental issues (emissions, water and waste management, earthquakes, spills).’
  • Market implications (supply/demand, spot/forward market, price collapse, exports, jobs).
  • Alternative fuels comparison (ethanol, biofuels, renewables, infrastructure, gas future).

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for general audiences. Ideal for professionals seeking to gain a fundamental understanding of these emerging industries. Program assumes little to no previous knowledge of Shale Gas markets and technologies.