Northside: Utilizing Fluid and Proppant Tracer Results to Analyze Multi-Fractured Well Flow Back in Shales: A Framework for Optimizing Fracture Design

Speaker: DICK LEONARD
Speaker DICK LEONARD
Senior Technical Adviser – Unconventional Resources PROTECHNICS (DIVISION OF CORE LAB)   Dick joined ProTechnics after working for 19 years with Union Pacific Resources in several engineering & supervisor positions.  At UPR, the majority of his engineering experience dealt with the stimulation of tight sands in East & South Texas ...

Senior Technical Adviser – Unconventional Resources
PROTECHNICS (DIVISION OF CORE LAB)




 



Dick joined ProTechnics after working for 19 years with Union Pacific Resources in several engineering & supervisor positions.  At UPR, the majority of his engineering experience dealt with the stimulation of tight sands in East & South Texas & horizontal development in North Louisiana.  While he was engineering supervisor for East Texas, his group pioneered the water-frac technology that is currently being used in many tight sand & shale formations throughout the country.  During the last 10 years, most of Dick’s focus has been on the diagnostic analysis of various shale plays throughout the country.  During his 31 years in the petroleum industry, Mr. Leonard has co-authored several SPE papers on hydraulic fracturingand diagnostic analysis.  Dick graduated from The University of Texas in 1979 with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering. 


Full Description
Fluid and proppant tracers and other simple measurements in returning load water flow back can be very useful in helping to describe fracture development in shales; including such parameters as fracture complexity, frac conductivity, height growth, frac barrier effectiveness, well-to-well and frac-to-frac interference, water entry points and general fracturing execution. 
 
This presentation will discuss fluid and proppant tracer results from over a hundred shale frac stages in horizontal wells along with other measurements of frac flow back and blend them with microseismic, frac pumping records, production logging and production results to build a framework for better analysis of frac flow back.
 

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Organizer Bernard Franklin

When?

Tue, Mar. 8, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Where?

Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr.
Houston, TX 77060
US

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