International Unconventional Gas Conference & Exhibition

20 - 22 January 2014, Organized by Knowledge Expansion
Unconventional Resources
Location: Oman Muscat
Date: 1/20/2014


Organizer: Knowledge Expansion
Tel: +9714 4529335
Fax: +9714 4529154


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Knowledge Expansion – a leading regional oil and gas consultancy - is organizing the International Unconventional Gas Conference and Exhibition (IUGCE), from 20-22 January 2014 at the Ritz Carlton Al Bustan Palace, Muscat in Oman. Oman is an ideal host for this Conference, being the Middle East’s largest oil and gas producer that is not a member of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC).

The high profile event is under the patronage of His Excellency H.E Salim bin Said Al Aufi, Undersecretary for Oman’s Ministry of Oil & Gas, who will also be chairing the event. As a platform for futuristic ideas that will shape gas exploration and production, the event will attract influential decision makers, thought leaders and stakeholders in the global industry to maximize the potential of unconventional gas.

Considering the growing demand for gas – driven by the recovering global economy and population growth – the Middle East is seeking to strengthen its position at the forefront of the gas sector by diversifying from conventional gas reserves to its largely untapped unconventional gas reserves. However the major challenge is that unconventional gas types like tight gas and shale gas require much more advanced technologies and expertise.

The event covers specifically ‘Unconventional Gas Resources: Challenges and Opportunities for Sustainable Development’, important in the context of exploration and development of this resource. The event is broken out across two and a half days, with a dedicated focus on specific areas of Unconventional Gas, including a focus on Technology on Day One, What makes a Successful Unconventional Gas Development and Resources Sustainability on Day Two and Day Three looks a Case Histories Success through Challenges.

Technology in Session One looks at how the oil and gas industry has seen significant changes in the supply of hydrocarbons, primarily due to gas and oil production from unconventional reservoirs in North America, often referred to as the “Shale Gas Revolution” or “Shale Gas Boom”. Whilst these plays are very diverse in terms of mineralogy, burial depth, pressure, stress regime, temperature and hydrocarbon content, they all exhibit extremely low permeability, most often in the nano-Darcy region, such that some form of fracturing stimulation is required to produce from them. The two keys to unlocking these resources are horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, combined with multi-stage completions.


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