SPEI - Hydraulic Fracturing - Design and Treatment

Speaker Carl Montgomery
Engineering Consultant NSI Technologies Carl Montgomery is an engineering consultant for NSI Technologies where his main responsibilities are technical service, engineering development and research in well stimulation and completions. He is recognized within the industry as one of the leaders in all areas of stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, matrix stimulation, ...

Engineering Consultant NSI Technologies



Carl Montgomery is an engineering consultant for NSI Technologies where his main responsibilities are technical service, engineering development and research in well stimulation and completions. He is recognized within the industry as one of the leaders in all areas of stimulation, including hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, matrix stimulation, cavity completions, waste/cuttings injection, rock mechanics and scale prevention/removal. He also has considerable experience in cementing, sand management, conformance control, perforating strategy and formation damage. Formerly, Montgomery was with ConocoPhillips, Arco and Dowell Schlumberger.


Over the course of his career, Montgomery has published more than 30 technical papers and holds numerous US patents. Montgomery served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 1998–1999 and has been presented with awards from private industry and SPE, including SPE Engineer of the Year Award for Drilling and Completions in 2006 and ConocoPhillips Lifetime Achievement Award in 2009.


Montgomery received BS and MS degrees in biochemistry from Colorado State University and Ball State University, and petroleum engineering from Colorado School of Mines.


Full Description
 

Description

This 2-day course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments. Other topics include:

  • Rock mechanics/in-situ stress aspects of fracturing
  • Reservoir aspects of fracturing (How much fracture do I need?)
  • Fracture mechanics
  • Fracture design variables                  
  • Perforating for fracturing
  • Fracture diagnostics

Why You Should Attend

You will receive a sound engineering approach to fracture treatment design and a thorough analysis of fluid/proppant selection and ancillary fracturing topics.

Who Should Attend

Production and completion engineers, and field operations staff with basic to moderate knowledge or experience in designing, pumping or evaluating hydraulic fracture treatments can benefit from this course.

Special Requirements

Students must bring laptop to class.

CEUs

1.6 CEUs (Continuing Education Units/16 hours) awarded for this 2-day course.

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Tue, Sep. 11 - Wed, Sep. 12, 2012
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd.
Houston, TX 77042
US

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