C&P: "Fracturing Fluids in the Eagle Ford Shale: Characteristics, Compositions, & Case Histories"

Speaker: Pete Eichelberger
Speaker Pete Eichelberger
Pete Eichelberger is Senior Business Development Manager of the WellChem Technologies Division, Nalco Champion. He has over 30 years of experience in functional chemistry for the Energy Industry and 18 years of experience in fracturing fluid chemistry. Prior to joining Nalco, Pete was Manager, Production Enhancement, GOM, for Baker Hughes ...

Pete Eichelberger is Senior Business Development Manager of the WellChem Technologies Division, Nalco Champion. He has over 30 years of experience in functional chemistry for the Energy Industry and 18 years of experience in fracturing fluid chemistry. Prior to joining Nalco, Pete was Manager, Production Enhancement, GOM, for Baker Hughes Pressure Pumping Services. His involvement in fracturing fluid chemistry and product development chemistry began with Dresser Titan in 1980 which included field analysis for hydraulic fracturing operations in the Austin Chalk, Permian Basin and Canada. Over the last few years, Pete’s technical support and field troubleshooting activities have taken him to Siberia, Poland, Italy, Canada, Mexico, Venezuela, Brazil Argentina and Indonesia. He holds a BA degree in Biology, Chemistry minor from the University of St. Thomas and has studied Biochemistry, post-baccalaureate at the University of Houston. He is a patent holder in environmentally acceptable drilling fluid additives and production enhancement chemistries.

Full Description

This presentation will provide information on commonly used frac fluid systems and requirements for conducting successful fracturing treatments in the Eagle Ford Shale.  Included in the discussion will be an overview of friction reduced—“slickwater”—fluids, linear gels, and cross-linked frac fluid systems; guidelines on generating proper frac fluids; and the application of common breakers.  Background information on commonly used frac fluid recipes and additives, such as pH buffers, biocides, scale inhibitors, instant/delayed cross-linkers, surfactants, and common clay control products will be presented.  Additionally, accepted “best” practices and field-level troubleshooting of frac fluids will be covered, with examples of “good” and “not-so-good” fluids drawn from case histories.

Organizer Jonathan Godwin

Contact:


Phone: (281)921-6526


Email:   jgodwin@carboceramics.com

When?

Wed, Apr. 23, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Greenspoint Club
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