SPEI: Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Analysis

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



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



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Course 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 include: 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

Who Should Attend

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.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) awarded for this 2-day course.

Cancellation Policy

A fee equal to 25% of the course fee will be charged for cancellations less than 15 working days before the course begins. No refunds will be made for cancellations after the course begins.

For more details, please contact us at trainingcourses@spe.org

Organizer Chiwila Mumba-Black

When?

Tue, Apr. 26 - Wed, Apr. 27, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Road Suite 1075
Houston, Texas 77042
USA

Refund Policy: You must notify the SPE-GCS office of your intent to cancel at least 24 hours prior to the event date to receive a refund. For all refund inquiries, email spe-gcs@spe.org. View our Terms & Conditions for more information.