C&P: Using the Dilution Method for Understanding Cleanup of Fracturing Treatments

Speaker Rick Gdanski
Production Technologist - Stimulation Fluids Shell International Exploration and Production Inc. Rick Gdanski is a production technologist in the stimulation fluids group at Shell’s Bellaire Technology Center in Houston, TX.  His responsibilities include technology transfer and treatment design in the areas of sandstone and carbonate acidizing, scale squeeze evaluations, and ...

Production Technologist - Stimulation Fluids
Shell International Exploration and Production Inc.



Rick Gdanski is a production technologist in the stimulation fluids group at Shell’s Bellaire Technology Center in Houston, TX.  His responsibilities include technology transfer and treatment design in the areas of sandstone and carbonate acidizing, scale squeeze evaluations, and well treatment returns analysis and interpretation.  Dr. Gdanski joined SIEP in 2010 after 30 years with Halliburton in the production enhancement section.  He holds a BS degree in chemistry from Southwestern Oklahoma State University and a PhD in physical organic chemistry from the University of Illinois, graduating in 1980.  He is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and has authored numerous technical papers on many aspects of acid stimulations as well as fracture cleanup in tight gas reservoirs.  He was an SPE distinguished Lecturer for the 1996-1997 season and often co-chairs technical sessions at SPE technical conferences.


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Abstract:  It seems intuitive that propped fracture performance should correlate with fluid recovery after a fracturing treatment.  Yet, this is often not the case.  However, it has been observed that the dilution profile of the fracturing fluid in the produced water after the fracturing treatment embeds significant information regarding the quality of the resulting propped fracture.  This presentation will demonstrate how the Dilution Method can be used to extract useful information about the cleanup process, the quality of the propped fracture, the recovery of gelling agent, and other interesting observations.
Organizer Mark Chapman

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Wed, Apr. 25, 2012
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr
Houston, Texas 77060

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