SPEI: Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production

Speaker George King
George E. King is a registered professional engineer with over 40 years of experience since joining Amoco Research Center in 1971. His technical work has provided advances in foam fracturing, production from unstable chalk, underbalanced perforating, sand control reliability, gas shale completions and fracturing. Currently, he is working with new ...

George E. King is a registered professional engineer with
over 40 years of experience since joining Amoco Research Center in 1971. His
technical work has provided advances in foam fracturing, production from
unstable chalk, underbalanced perforating, sand control reliability, gas shale
completions and fracturing. Currently, he is working with new technologies for
the oil and gas industry.


King has written 65 technical papers and was awarded the 2004 SPE Production
Operations Award and the 2012 Engineer of the Year Award from the Houston Region
of the Texas Society of Professional Engineers. He is Apache’s distinguished
engineering advisor. He lives in Katy, Texas where one of his hobbies is
rebuilding vintage Ford Mustangs.


King holds a BS in chemistry from Oklahoma State University. He also has a BS
in chemical engineering and an MS in petroleum engineering from the University
of Tulsa, where he also taught completions and workovers for 11 years as an
adjunct professor. 

Full Description

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This 2-day course acquaints participants with the basics of oil and gas shale
evaluation and current shale selection, well completion, fracturing, and
production technologies for shale reservoirs. The interactive format includes
field data, current approaches and use of technologies suited for shale
developments. Technologies include logging, frac interval selection, multi-stage
fracturing in horizontal wells, and a summary of field data from many shale
plays. Topics include:

  • Candidate selection criteria to identify shale “sweet spots”
  • Complex fractures and role of geomechanics
  • Well orientation, optimum length and perf cluster design
  • Optimizing well completions and stimulations
  • Fracturing risk estimation: strengths and areas to improve
  • Water sources, treatment, reuse and disposal
  • Predicting production, estimating decline and well start-up suggestions
  • Surface equipment and production operations

 

Why You Should Attend

The technology for recovering oil and gas reserves from shale is changing the
face of the industry worldwide. If shale reserves are part of your portfolio,
this course is for you.   


Who Should Attend

This course is for all well completion and production engineers, managers and
geologists working with shale reserves.

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Tue, Jan. 28 - Wed, Jan. 29, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. America/Chicago

Where?

Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd, Suite 1075
Houston, TX 77042
USA

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