Underground Gas Storage
Training Course

3 Days

$2295 CAD

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Course Description
This course addresses the fundamental concepts, planning, development and operation of Underground Gas Storage (UGS). Technical and practical aspects, types and general attributes of storage reservoirs are discussed. Determination of market gas demand and productivity performance of UGS are presented. The course will provide an understanding of technical, practical and commercial aspects of UGS and the consideration of environmental issues.

Case studies will be discussed.

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for:

Engineers, Geoscientists, technologists, managers, analysts, personnel involved in operation of UGS, technical and non-technical professionals dealing with gas production, transport, facilities and/ or financial aspects of gas storage projects.

  • General technical and planning description of underground gas storage

  • Gas storage feasibility:
    • Market demand
    • Major factors influencing storage capacity
    • Economics

  • Development and operation overviews

  • Geological and rock properties

  • Valuation of gas storage key attributes
    • Reservoir parameters
    • Capacity
    • Deliverability
    • Injectivity
    • Cushion gas requirement

  • Main gas storage types:
    • Depleted oil or gas fields
    • Salt caverns
    • Aquifers
    • Rock caverns

  • Gas in place determination

  • Water influx

  • Gas flow in underground gas storage reservoir

  • Gas storage performance analysis and future forecast

  • Facility requirements

  • Well testing and interpretation

  • Gas storage simulation

  • Uncertainties associated with gas storage assets

  • Challenges and future technological opportunities

Davood Khairkhah, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Graduated with M.S and Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Southern California, Dr. Khairkhah has over 30 years of experience working and teaching in Canada and internationally, in the oil & gas industry and universities, including the University of Calgary and the University of Southern California. He has presented courses in the areas of sensors and smart wells/reservoirs, production engineering, reservoir engineering, reservoir modeling, underground gas storage, fractured reservoirs, well testing, EOR methods, water flooding, and natural gas transmission and processing. His courses have been attended by technical and non-technical participants, ranging from young professionals to senior management.

Industrial projects include field development planning, reservoir characterization, integrated reservoir study, reservoir simulation, water and gas injection in oil reservoirs, horizontal well, multi-stage hydraulic fracturing, reserve analysis, well test design and analysis for conventional and unconventional reservoirs, gas storage development and performance analysis, PVT and core analysis, and gas production from gas hydrate reservoirs.
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