SPEI - Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Analysis

Speaker Michael Smith
NSI Technologies 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 ...


NSI Technologies




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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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.

What to Bring

Students must bring a laptop.

CEUs

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

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Sat, Oct. 29 - Sun, Oct. 30, 2011
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Mountain

Where?

SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition
Denver, Colorado
USA

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