April 16, 2014


Description

Extremely low inter-particle or inter-crystalline permeability (i.e., 50 nanodarcies or less) is a common if not defining characteristic of many unconventional reservoirs.  In the above scenario, natural fracture networks can be essential in providing surface area and pathways for reservoir fluid flow to the created hydraulic fractures extending from the wellbore.  Thus the reservoir area and volume drained by a given wellbore, and the ultimate hydrocarbon production, is often a strong function of the quality of interaction of natural fractures and hydraulic fractures.  In favorable cases, the interaction process can re-open mostly healed or cemented natural fracture sets, significantly enhancing system permeability adjacent to the primary hydraulic fractures.  In unfavorable cases, fracturing fluid flow into multiple natural fractures can result in excessive treatment pressures, near-wellbore proppant bridging and premature treatment termination.

This presentation will cover a range of issues, and mitigating and balancing strategies as necessary, in executing hydraulic fracturing treatments in naturally fractured unconventional reservoirs.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Dave Cramer
Speaker Dave Cramer
Dave Cramer is a Senior Engineering Fellow with the ConocoPhillips Global Wells Completions Engineering staff in Houston, TX.  He has over 36 years of experience in designing, executing and evaluating well stimulation treatments.  Dave has authored 44 papers and delivered over 175 technical-society presentations on well completion and performance topics, ...

Dave Cramer is a Senior Engineering Fellow with the ConocoPhillips Global Wells Completions Engineering staff in Houston, TX.  He has over 36 years of experience in designing, executing and evaluating well stimulation treatments.  Dave has authored 44 papers and delivered over 175 technical-society presentations on well completion and performance topics, and is a co-inventor of 2 U.S. patents.  Industry recognitions include the Henry Mattson Technical Achievement Award by the Denver SPE chapter in 1993 and the SPE International Completions Optimization and Technologies Award in 2011.  He was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer from 2003-2004 and the SPE Region Director for the U.S. and Canada Rocky Mountain region from 2004-2007. 

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Organizer

Chiedozie Ekweribe

Please contact me at dozie@chevron.com if you have any questions.


Date and Time

Wed, April 16, 2014

11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Location

The Wedge International Tower - 39th Floor

1415 Louisiana St
Houston, TX 77002
United States