April 4, 2013


Description

 
This 1-day course develops strategies for completing horizontal wells.It covers both consolidated and unconsolidated formations and the completions tools and techniques that are used in these applications.

Participants will learn the applications and dynamics of horizontal wells, including, hole displacement, cementing, perforating, openhole completions and stimulation (both sand control and hydraulic fracturing). They will also learn the guidelines for selecting completions in consolidated formations and stand-alone screens and executing horizontal gravel packs in unconsolidated formations.

Topics include:
 • Completion options for consolidated formations
 • Completion comparison for consolidated formations
 • Completion options for unconsolidated formations
 • Zonal isolation and inflow control
 • Displacing the drill-in fluid

Why You Should Attend

Horizontal drilling was a step-change in the industry, but the technology is more expensive and riskier than drilling vertical or deviated wells. As a drilling, completion or reservoir engineer, it is important for you to understand the many challenges and options of horizontal drilling.

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for drilling, completion and reservoir engineers, and for service company personnel involved with planning, drilling, completing and operating horizontal wells.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Aaron Burton
Aaron Burton is the business development manager for Unconventional Completions, a group primarily focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Burton joined Baker Hughes as a field engineer trainee for completion tools after graduation. During his tenure in operations, he has held ...

Aaron Burton is the business development manager for Unconventional Completions, a group primarily focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Burton joined Baker Hughes as a field engineer trainee for completion tools after graduation. During his tenure in operations, he has held the roles of field engineer, operations coordinator, and district engineer. He has completed wells in several unconventional plays in North America, including the Bakken, Marcellus, and the Lower Huron.


Burton holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

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Organizer

Cindy Davis

Phone: (713) 457-6815


Email: cdavis@spe.org


Date and Time

Thu, April 4, 2013

8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

Event has ended

If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

SPEI Houston Training Center

10777 Westheimer Road
Houston, Texas 77042
USA