SPEI: Hydraulic Fracturing - Design and Treatment

Speaker Mike Smith
Michael B. Smith is president and founder of NSI Technologies, a consulting firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has more than 20 years of experience in rock mechanics, well completions, and hydraulic fracturing. Smith has written more than 35 technical papers and holds six patents. He also served as an SPE ...

Michael B. Smith is president and founder of NSI Technologies, a consulting firm in Tulsa, Oklahoma. He has more than 20 years of experience in rock mechanics, well completions, and hydraulic fracturing. Smith has written more than 35 technical papers and holds six patents. He also served as an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and wrote two chapters in the SPE Monograph, Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing. Smith recently received the Lester C. Uren Award for his technical contributions to hydraulic fracturing.

Full Description

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This 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.

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

Learning Level

Intermediate

Course Length

2 Days

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

A laptop is required for this course. Attendees will receive an Excel spreadsheet on a USB drive for use during this course. 

CEUs

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

Organizer Cindy Davis

When?

Tue, Sep. 9 - Wed, Sep. 10, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. US/Central

Where?

SPEI Houston Training Center
10777 Westheimer Rd., Suite 1075
Houston, TX 77042
United States

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