April 13, 2004



The presentation covers steps leading to achieve a highly productive (low skin) frac pack completion.  To this effect, it focuses on the long strides that have been taken to address critical but simple subjects that effectively lower skin — proper fluid selection, the correct calibration treatment analysis, and the proper design of the slurry schedule.  Merging field observations to analytical and numerical solutions yields this goal.  A field example — Canyon Express Project – exemplifies the how to do steps.

In particular the presentation addresses:

  • The design of fracturing fluids for soft formation where cooldown, fluid velocities and fluid exposure times are important.
  • The use of the "equilibrium" method to fine-tune the closure pressure (and fluid efficiency) evaluation.
  • The cleaning and packing of perforations not aligned with the fracture.
    The use of diversion techniques to pack the entire reservoir.

Featured Speakers



Steven Mathias

Date and Time

Tue, April 13, 2004

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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