C&P: Thirty Years of Shale Gas Fracturing: What Have We Learned?

Speaker: George King
Speaker George King
Global Technology Consultant Apache Corporation George E. King is a registered professional engineer with 39 years of experience since joining Amoco in 1971.  Technical work has included foam fracturing, unstable chalk, perforating, sand control and gas shale completions. He holds degrees in Chemistry from Oklahoma State and Chemical and Petroleum ...

Global Technology Consultant
Apache Corporation


George E. King is a registered professional engineer with 39 years of experience since joining Amoco in 1971.  Technical work has included foam fracturing, unstable chalk, perforating, sand control and gas shale completions. He holds degrees in Chemistry from Oklahoma State and Chemical and Petroleum Engineering from University of Tulsa. He has written over 60 technical papers and was awarded the 2004 SPE Production Operations Award. He is Apache’s Global Technology Consultant. 


Full Description
Although high gas flow rates from shales are a relatively recent phenomenon, the knowledge bases of shale-specific well completions, fracturing and shale well operations have actually been growing for more than three decades.   During the last decade of gas shale development, projected recovery of shale gas-in-place has increased from about 2% to estimates of about 50%; mainly through the development and adaptation of technologies to fit shale gas developments. Adapting technologies, including multi-stage fracturing of horizontal wells, slickwater fluids with minimum viscosity and simultaneous fracturing, have evolved to increase formation-face contact of the fracture system into the range of 9.2 million m2 (100 million ft2) in a very localized area of the reservoir by opening natural fractures.  These technologies have made possible development of enormous gas reserves that were completely unavailable only a few years ago.  Current and next generation technologies promise even more energy availability with advances in hybrid fracs, fracture complexity, fracture flow stability and methods of re-using water used in fracturing.  This presentation centers on these developments and the technology gaps needed to go further.
Organizer Mark Chapman

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Thu, Nov. 18, 2010
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Greenspoint Club
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