Field Development Planning (FDP) and Field Development Modeling (FDM) of Unconventional/ Shale Resources (Resource Assessment and Evaluation of Play, Field, Acreage or Lease)


The high-level and seasoned consultants of A&A Consulting Team have been working on Field Development Planning (FDP) and Field Development Modeling (FDM) projects for unconventional/ shale resources for more than fifteen years, and we can put together project teams that could accelerate your unconventional/ shale resources development activities and enhance production. 

A&A Consulting Team’s unconventional/ shale resources assessment and evaluation capabilities include, but are not limited to, analyzing the geological data, mapping the reservoir parameters, estimating the resource potential, and analyzing the production performance. This work can be carried out either at play level or on acreage basis (composed of various leases on a portfolio made up of a number of areas). We can consolidate all the field studies, generate a notional field development plan (FDP), and provide the reserves and economic value of the field, as well as develop a field development model (FDM).  

The depth and breadth of technical and economic expertise of A&A Consulting Team will be reflected in a comprehensive report of our investigation of your company’s unconventional/ shale resources assessment and evaluation projects. The report will be customized to meet your company requirements, and, depending upon the data provided to us for investigation, could include the following:

1.    Overview

a.     Field History

b.     Leases Available

c.     Major Geographic Terrains

2.    Geology

a.     Stratigraphy

b.     Gross Depositional Environments

c.     Reservoir Quality

d.     Core and Pores data

3.    Geochemistry

a.     TOC (Total Organic Content)

b.     Maturity

c.     Rock Evaluation Pyrolysis

d.     Hydrocarbon Source Potential

e.     Adsorbed Component

f.      Fluid Type

4.    Geophysics

a.     Seismic Mapping

b.     Attribute Mapping

5.    Petrophysics

a.     Mineralogical Analysis

b.     Log Analysis for TOC, Porosity and Sw

c.     Permeability Estimation

6.    Geomechanics

a.     Poisson's Ratio

b.     Young's Modulus

c.     Brittleness Index

d.     Stress direction

7.    Reservoir Mapping

a.     Storage

b.     Deliverability

c.     Fracability

d.     Hydrocarbon In-Place Volume

8.    Reservoir Performance

a.     Reservoir Pressure

b.     DFIT

c.     Reservoir

d.     Rate Transit Analysis (RTA)

e.     Production Forecast

9.    Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

a.     Net Pressure

b.     Conductivity

c.     Frac Heights and Frac Lengths

10. Resource and Reserves

11. Economic Value


We will also be delighted to help your company with:  

Field Development Modeling (FDM) with Risk and Uncertainty Modeling:

  1. Building/Setting-up of full Field Development Models (FDM) using state-of-the-art software (PetroVR) that provides modules for field development planning (FDP) under uncertainty and post processing economic module which is flexible enough to model a wide range of dependencies

  2. Economic Evaluation with Uncertainty Analysis (PEEP)


Whenever requested, we will be delighted to present the results of our investigation of your company’s unconventional/ shale resources assessment and evaluation, not only to your company's management, but also to your company's equity partners, and/or financial institutions, and/or the appropriate regulatory authorities, for their approval, and answer any questions that they may have on the results of our investigation and the generated notional field development plan (FDP) as well as the field development model (FDM).


In addition, whenever requested, we will be delighted to conduct customized training workshops on conducting investigations of the unconventional/ shale resources assessment and evaluation of play, field, acreage or lease, and generating a notional field development plan (FDP), and developing a field development model (FDM), for the benefit of your company’s professionals and managers, at your company’s offices, around the world.


To put our seasoned consultants, subject matter experts (SME), to work on your company's unconventional/ shale resources assessment and evaluation, and field development planning/modeling (FDP/FDM), projects, around the world, please contact us.  We could save your company Billions!




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