Introduction to Type Curves

  Art McMullen
Date:   May 06, 2019
           8:30AM to 4:30PM
Location:         geoLOGIC Classroom
+15 level - 540-5 ave SW,Calgary AB T2P 0M2
CPD Credit:   8
This course has been cancelled. 

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for engineering and geoscience professionals involved in oil and gas plays where type curves are used to determine future production and reserves.

Course Objectives
To understand the theory behind, creation of, and application of type curves in today’s oil and gas industry, especially as related to unconventional resources. 
Course Overview
Using type curves to forecast reserves and production is not a new phenomenon in the oil and gas industry; however, type curves have become a critical tool in the in the evaluations took kit because of the development of shale oil and gas plays as well as the redevelopment of traditional plays through horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracking.

This course is an introduction to the science behind type curves and their evolving use in today’s oil and gas industry. The course will focus on the technical theory behind type curves, including probabilistic reserves determination, when and why type curves should be used, the theory behind multi-segment curves are generated, and some relevant definitions of resources and reserves. 

Using real world plays like the Cardium and Montney, this course provides insights into best practices for applying type curves, identifies the challenges to understanding the production story, and how reserves assignments are derived from type curves.


Art McMullen, P.Eng., RPEQ, is Sproule’s Regional Director of Asia Pacific and has been a Sproule professional since 2011. Art has over 36 years of experience in the oil and gas business, including extensive knowledge of type curve creation and application; he has experience on projects in Canada, Australia, Indonesia and the United States. 

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Cancellation policy: No refunds available. Substitutes acceptable.
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