General Meeting: A PARADIGM CHANGE FOR FRACING

Speaker: Tom Wentzler, President, Binder Science, LLC
Speaker Tom Wentzler, President, Binder Science, LLC
Tom Wentzler graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS and MS in Engineering.  He then graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA in Operations Research and Statistics.   After graduating, he worked for Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan in chemical plant optimization, technical manager for uranium recovery, and ...

Tom Wentzler graduated from Pennsylvania State University with a BS and MS in Engineering.  He then graduated from the University of Michigan with an MBA in Operations Research and Statistics.   After graduating, he worked for Dow Chemical in Midland, Michigan in chemical plant optimization, technical manager for uranium recovery, and market manager for copolymer bead sales into the oil industry.  Dow moved Wentzler to Houston to run their Clear Brines Business in 1979.


In 1981 Wentzler co-founded Tetra Technologies.  Tetra went public in 1991.  In 1995 Wentzler retired for several years.  In 2003 Wentzler founded Magnolia Research and later acquired Binder Science LLC.  Binder Science uses chemicals to build lease roads, locations and industrial yards.  Binder also makes proprietary flowback chemicals, nanoparticulates, frac and coil polymer slurries, lubricants and microemulsion cleaners.

Full Description

  ABSTRACT of Presentation

 The decline of the oil price has caused operators to turn to systems that both simplify operations and reduce costs.  These same systems also are delivering significantly more oil.  Over the past five years these chemical systems are producing as much as 2x the oil from side by side comparisons to guar systems; e.g. same pad, same frac crew, etc.

This rather significant change was brought about with the development of economically attractive nanoparticulates and microemulsions that render polymer systems excellent viscoelastic properties that have meaningful G’ values.  Also, one of the other keys is that “the small” leads to incredible increases with respect to useful surface area.  The benefits of this achievement are many and the subject of this discussion. 

One such example deals with the rate of polymer hydration: “Hydration is sufficiently fast that polymer hydration tanks are being eliminated from frac jobs with polymer feeding directly to the sand blender.”  Further, at 2-3 gpt over 500,000 lbs. of 20/40 mesh sand are being placed per stage.   Regain conductivities are in the 90’s compared to guar in the 30-40% range.

 

 
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Parking for this event
 
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
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The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15.
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $9.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is $10. 
 
 
 
Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, May. 19, 2016
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Where?

PETROLEUM CLUB, 35th Floor, TOTAL Plaza Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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