Feb. 27, 2013


Description

 

This presentation will touch on elements from three of Mike’s more popular seminars:  
Confessions of a Frac Engineer: Things I wish a geologist had taught me
Proppant performance: Recognizing that fractures degrade
Refracs:  When do they work and when do they fail?
 
We often envision fractures as if they were simple, planar features that are relatively consistent in width and durable in their flow capacity.  Photographs from minebacks and core-throughs of actual fractures will be shown, along with the performance implications.  Our oversimplified models typically result in poorly designed completions and missed opportunities.  Frequently, we blame the underperformance of a well on “poor reservoir quality” instead of correctly recognizing the inadequacy of our created fractures.
 
Mike has recently written two large papers summarizing the refrac results from more than 140 published restimulation studies.  He will only have time to touch on refrac issues during this presentation, but promises to share some refrac thoughts and references.  
 
There are numerous misconceptions regarding the proportions, dimensions, complexity, and performance of hydraulic fractures.  However, the great news is that the reservoirs are frequently capable of providing greater production rates, if we can determine the best way to stimulate them!

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Mike Vincent
Position: President  Company: Insight Consulting  Mike Vincent is a consulting engineer with more than 20 years of experience in economic optimization of hydraulic fractures.  After completing his degree at the Colorado School of Mines, he worked with Amoco in Denver, and with ARCO in Anchorage, Kuparuk, and Denver.  Mike started Insight Consulting …

Position: President 


Company: Insight Consulting 



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Mike Vincent is a consulting engineer with more than 20 years of experience in economic optimization of hydraulic fractures.  After completing his degree at the Colorado School of Mines, he worked with Amoco in Denver, and with ARCO in Anchorage, Kuparuk, and Denver.  Mike started Insight Consulting in 1996, specializing in fracture design and reservoir analyses.  Mike has also provided technical support to CARBO Ceramics since 1997, allowing him to analyze frac treatments in reservoirs around the world.  He has written more than 25 technical papers, has been awarded two patents, and has instructed more than 100 seminars on fluid flow, fracture design, and practical production optimization.  Mike frequently lectures at universities and presents fracturing schools to numerous companies and organizations, and recently served as a Distinguished Lecturer and Distinguished Author for SPE.

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Organizer

Mark Chapman


Date and Time

Wed, Feb. 27, 2013

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Greenspoint Club

16925 Northchase Dr
Houston, Texas 77060