Getting Started with the Unconventional

(one-hour Lunch and Learn)

Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer, President Petro Management Group


There is no doubt that the future of the oil and gas industry is in the area of tight and unconventional fields. The potential of the unconventional is massive. However, the approach and the skills needed to exploit these types of reservoirs are much different than what the industry is used to. Proper understanding of their characteristics and how to evaluate the commerciality of these reservoirs is a good start. This presentation will cover the following topics:

  1. Why the unconventional is different than the conventional.
  2. What are the main parameters to conclude commerciality and evaluation tools (DFIT & RTA).
  3. What is new with performance evaluation of Multi-stage Frac of Horizontal Wells (MFHW’s)
  4. Case study

Typically this L&L starts at 11:30 am (complimentary lunch is offered by PMG) and the technical presentation usually runs from 11:40 am until 12:50 noon, leaving 10 minutes for questions at the end.

Speaker: Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng.

Please contact Petro Management Group Ltd for more information at (403) 216-5100, or

Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry

Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and Internationally including projects in Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador. His focal experience is in Reservoir Engineering with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. He has evaluated and initiated horizontal well applications that resulted in a remarkable increase in production levels. He also has a special interest in well test planning and analysis using state of the art software (F.A.S.T by Fekete and PanSystem). He has been involved in all phases of implementing secondary and tertiary recovery schemes. He has also expertise in technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. Mr. Ibrahim has conducted numerous technical presentations to the Petroleum Society of the CIM and various training courses to the industry