C&P: Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation: Physics and Models

Speaker: Gang Han
Speaker Gang Han
Dr. Gang Han works in Upstream Technology Coordination at Aramco Services Company. With 20+ years of experience in Petroleum Engineering, he focuses on the geomechanical technologies related to reservoir performance, well productivity, hydraulic fracturing, well planning and construction, sand control and management, and wellbore stability. He is a member of ...

Dr. Gang Han works in Upstream Technology Coordination at Aramco Services Company. With 20+ years of experience in Petroleum Engineering, he focuses on the geomechanical technologies related to reservoir performance, well productivity, hydraulic fracturing, well planning and construction, sand control and management, and wellbore stability. He is a member of Board of Directors at American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA), and the chair of its Technical Committee on Hydraulic Fracturing. He has over 40 technical publications and is a leading author of a multi-industry book, Drilling in Extreme Environments - Penetration and Sampling on Earth and Other Planets.

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Which fracturing model to use?   Why are model results different from field observations? Based on the outcomes from the 2nd ARMA (American Rock Mechanics Association) Hydraulic Fracturing Workshop, this talk highlights the various physics involved in hydraulic fracturing, as well as the model showcases to capture them. Providers of twenty fracturing models participated in seven benchmark case studies with standardized input and output requirements. The models used in the study ranged from legacy 2D, pseudo 3D, planar 3D, to fully coupled 3D, state-of-the art models. In general, all participants successfully demonstrated their model’s validity in capturing various physical phenomena. As expected, differences in the models for each case studied were observed. These differences arose because of different inherent assumptions/simplifications, theoretical backgrounds, numerical approaches, physics incorporated, etc. One should keep in mind and appreciate these differences when selecting a fit-for-purpose fracturing model.

Organizer Reza Safari
Dear Sir/Madam, I am writing to invite you to the SPE GCS Completion and Production monthly meeting at Norris Conference Center. Please join us on Thursday, November 16th, 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The study group will host Dr. Gang Han. He will talk about "Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation: Physics and Models".Thanks for your attention and hope ...

Dear Sir/Madam,


I am writing to invite you to the SPE GCS Completion and Production monthly meeting at Norris Conference Center. Please join us on Thursday, November 16th, 11:30 AM to 1 PM. The study group will host Dr. Gang Han. He will talk about "Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation: Physics and Models".
Thanks for your attention and hope to see you on Thursday, November 16th.


Yours Sincerely,
SPE GCS Completion and Production Study Group Team,
reza.safari@weatherford.com


 

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Thu, Nov. 16, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. US/Central

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Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042
United States

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