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  • Industry terminology
  • Rock characteristics
  • Unconventionals versus conventionals
  • Emergence of unconventionals
  • Development keys
  • Development team members
  • Well design
  • Artificial lift features and options
  • Terminology review

Hydrocarbon fundamentals

  • Natural gas processing
  • Oil processing
  • Natural gas valuation
  • Oil valuation
  • Source rock
  • Petroleum systems

Hydraulic fracturing

  • Frac overview
  • Frac equipment
  • Frac mechanics
  • Design issues
  • Application options
  • Frac fluids
  • Water quality and treatment
  • Monitoring methods
  • Flow back
  • Environmental issues

Drilling and completions

  • Vertical well options
  • Horizontal well basics
  • Verticals versus horizontals
  • Advances in horizontal well completions
  • Drilling challenges

Coring

  • Process basics
  • S1
  • Gas content
  • Adsorption defined

Electric logging

  • Basic measurements
  • Objectives

Holes versus wells

  • Objectives
  • Characteristics
  • Site selection
  • Other abused terms

Unconventional versus conventional reservoirs and global trends

  • Exploration
  • Team member characteristics and skills
  • Development approach
  • Australia opportunities and activities
  • Global activities and trends

Production forecasting

  • Forecasting basics
  • Forecasting options
  • Geologic, hydrocarbon and mechanical influences

Reserves

  • Terminology
  • Reserve categories
  • Economic analysis basics
  • Commercial considerations

Environmental impacts and challenges

  • Spills and emissions
  • Safety issues
  • Surface impacts
  • Social impacts
  • Comparisons to other energy sources
  • Variable perspectives
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