Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development

Unconventional Resources Courses

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NExT's curriculum provides courses for technical and nontechnical professional at all experience levels. The course matrix below organizes the curriculum by course focus and competency level. You can use this matrix to find the right course and build your training plans. Software and Domain courses are listed separately in their respective sections, please click on the interested tab to see all the courses under the corresponding discipline. Field trips are marked while technical courses that use software have been marked , and the courses with practical sessions (either hands-on operational or software or both) are highlighted with . There are some courses that use simulators and are highlighted with .

Competency Level   Coal Seam Gas Tight Gas Shale Gas - Shale Oil Heavy Oil
Specialized     Microseismic Imaging and Hydraulic Fracturing  
Advanced     Rock Physics - Integrating Petrophysical, Geomechanical, and Seismic Measurements  
    Production Data Analysis - Shale Gas, Tight Gas and Coal-Bed Methane  
    Shale Plays Production - Exploiting Production Sweet Spots  
    Shale Plays Evaluation - Finding Production Sweet Spots  
Unconventional Gas Reservoirs - Focus on Coalbed Methane and Introduction to Shale and Tight Sand Reservoirs  
Petroleum Systems and Exploration and Development Geochemistry
Skill   Economics of Unconventional Resources
Geomechanics Applications in Heavy Oil
Characterisation and Petrel* 3-D Modelling of Fluvio-Deltaic Sedimentary Architecture, Upper Carboniferous, East Kentucky
Geomechanics Applications in Coal-Bed Methane   Completions and Stimulation Aspects of Shale Plays  
    Production Engineering Aspects of Shale Plays  
    Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Shale plays  
    Well Architecture and Drilling in Shale Plays  
    Water Management Aspects of Shale Plays
    Petrophysics Aspects of Shale Reservoirs  
    Geomechanics Applications in Shale Gas  
    Shale Reservoirs - Applied Core Analysis  
Foundation   Fundamentals of Coal Seam Gas (CSG) Development Analysis and Development of Tight Gas Reservoirs Rapid Field Development Planning of a Shale play Heavy Oil Exploitation
Introduction to the Geology of Coalbed Methane   Introduction to Shale Reservoirs
Heavy Oil Reservoir Engineering
    Geochemistry and Petroleum System Modeling of Conventional and Unconventional Resources  
Awareness       Basics of Shale Prospects  
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