Mar. 2 - Mar. 3, 2010


Description

Intended Audience

This course is of interest to petroleum engineers involved (directly or indirectly) in the design and evaluation of hydraulic fracturing treatments. It would be beneficial for participants to have a basic understanding of hydraulic fracturing and well completion concepts.

Description

This course presents the fundamentals of fracturing pressure analysis. This includes design parameters that can be determined, uses and limitations of such analysis for on-site design, and field examples. Sessions include real world examples from a variety of environments, from "tight" gas to high  permeability, offshore, and "frac-pack" treatments.

Topics Covered

In Situ Stresses

Fracture Geometry

Closure Pressure Determination

Bottomhole Treating Pressure Interpretation

Pressure Declline Analysis, Fluid Efficiency, Fluid Loss Coefficient

Pressure vs. Fracture Height Growth - Stress Profile

Proppant/Fluid Scheduling From Pressure Decline Data

To register for this course go to www.spe.org/go/TrainingSchedule

Featured Speakers

Speaker Michael Smith
NSI Technologies, Inc. Michael B. Smith is President of NSI Technologies, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has more than 20 years' experience in rock mechanics, well completions, and hydraulic fracturing, both with a major operator and as a consultant. He has served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and wrote two chapters …


NSI Technologies, Inc.

Michael B. Smith is President of NSI Technologies, Inc. in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has more than 20 years' experience in rock mechanics, well completions, and hydraulic fracturing, both with a major operator and as a consultant. He has served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and wrote two chapters in the SPE Monogaph Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing. Most recently, he was awarded the Lester C. Uren award for his technical contributions to hydraulic fracturing.

Full Description



Organizer

Chiwila Mumba-Black


Date and Time

Tue, Mar. 2

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Wed, Mar. 3, 2010

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Location

SPE Houston Office Training Centre

10777 Westheimer Rd Suite 1075
Houston, TX 77042
USA