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Shale Strategies Masterclass

Oil and Gas Jan. 1, 2016 1.5 days


International oil companies will have to search for crude in locations featuring more demanding working conditions to meet world energy demand. What are the prospects for profit in shale oil and gas in Europe? Production from these plays will depend on economic, technological, political, and policy factors covered in detail in this course.

Who should attend?

  • E&P Managers, Project Manager
  • Commercial and Contracts Managers
  • Purchasing and Procurement Managers
  • New Venture Managers
  • Country Managers
  • Economists
  • Financial Institutions
  • Business and development managers
  • Corporate planners
  • Lawyers professional
  • Government regulators
  • Tax and finance advisors
  • Auditors
  • Compliance officers
  • Equity analyst and bankers
  • Joint venture officers
  • Traders

What will you learn?

This masterclass will provide you with a unique opportunity to gain a comprehensive overall understanding of Shale Oil and Gas exploration and development in Europe with modules designed around the need to know topics of: 

  • Economic
  • Technology
  • Politics and policy
  • Timescales
  • Real life case studies

Testimonials from recent masterclasses

"I would highly recommend this course"

Paul McCann on Oil and Gas Masterclass- June 14

"This course has given me a very thorough grounding in the market as a whole"

Delegate on Oil and Gas Masterclass- June 14

"It's been great to get an overview of the entire sector and meet some very smart people"

Delegate on Oil and Gas Masterclass- June 14


The Shale Strategies masterclass is held in various locations around the world. To find out where the next course will be held, or to suggest a location, please get in touch with a member of the team.

Shale Strategies Masterclass Jan. 1, 2016

The Kallanish Shale Masterclass course agenda is below.  Over 1.5 days, our trainers will take you through 6 detailed modules, providing you with the insight and information you need in the shale sector.  The course is limited to 15 places so that the classroom can be very interactive.   To enquire about dates and locations please get in touch.

  • History and development of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking
  • Identify the most important markets
  • Redefining the global energy reality emphasizing the impact of unconventional oil and gas resources
  • Drivers impacting the rise and continuing growth of shale
  • Oil shale
    • Global occurrence
    • Environmental and commercial challenges
    • Case study
  • Gas shale
    • Global occurrence of shale gas and tight gas
    • Resource statistics and future potential
    • Rock characteristics and gas properties
    • Case study
  • Key enabling technologies that have made these resources the ‘new frontier’ in oil and gas
    • Directional and horizontal drilling
    • Extraction technologies
    • Micro Seismic
    • Deviated micro-drilling
    • Coiled and Flexible Tubing Applications
  • Reserve estimation
  • Development and production basics
  • Review of different reserve types and understanding the process of estimating product within each
  • Which production methods are currently being used and why?
  • Legislation – A minefield or a golden path?
  • Political agendas to be aware of
  • Why is this field one of the fastest-growing?
  • Who can benefit from shale?
  • Cost-benefit analysis
  • Case Study: Look at economic parameters for a project: costs, prices and margins
  • Final questions for trainers and your fellow delegates
  • Certificate ceremony
  • Class photo
  • Farewell

This Kallanish Masterclass Agenda was last updated on the 06th July 2015.

Shale Strategies Masterclass Jan. 1, 2016

The Kallanish Shale Masterclass trainers have been carefully selected to help you learn about through the 6 detailed modules of this course.

Rick Stouffer, Editor, Kallanish Energy

Oil and Gas

I've joined the company as North America Energy Editor for KallanishEnergy. I have been covering energy-related topics for more than two decades, with an emphasis on oiland natural gas in the last 10 years. I was one of the first journalists to cover what has become one of the biggest energy stories in the last 30 years: the Marcellus Shale play in the U.S.’s Appalachian Basin. During my career, I also have covered the coal, nuclear and renewable energy industries for business publications, weekly business and daily newspapers, and Internet-only publications. I'm based in the center of the Marcellus Shale play: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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