General Meeting: Proppant Transport Research Council – How Fracing Fluids Work

Speaker: Michelle Stribling, Manager of Sales and Marketing, PropTester, Inc. Houston
Speaker Michelle Stribling, Manager of Sales and Marketing, PropTester, Inc. Houston
   Michelle has spent her entire career in the energy industry. Raised in Midland, Texas, she worked at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum ultimately serving as the Director of Marketing. Michelle was then hired by Cadre Proppants (now part of US Silica) and relocated to their headquarters in Houston, TX. ...

 


 Michelle has spent her entire career in the energy industry. Raised in Midland, Texas, she worked at the Permian Basin Petroleum Museum ultimately serving as the Director of Marketing.


Michelle was then hired by Cadre Proppants (now part of US Silica) and relocated to their headquarters in Houston, TX. While at Cadre, Michelle was an integral part of the marketing and sales team that launched a new proppant company working with many of the largest service companies in Houston.


Following this, she worked in Business Development for GoFrac, LLC to establish a hydraulic fracturing presence in the Eagleford Shale region, Permian Basin and the Haynesville Shale region.


Michelle holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Texas of the Permian Basin.

Full Description

 

ABSTRACT of Presentation

 

In response to a demand for an independent research group to study completion theories within the hydraulic fracturing industry, PropTester organized a Proppant Transport Research Council in 2017. This dynamic group of hydraulic fracturing experts, comprised of recognized thought-leaders from Operators, Service Companies and Proppant and Chemical providers, is dedicated to identifying projects and conducting research to successfully test proppant transport behavior for various completion methods utilizing PropTester’s facility and the new Proppant Transport Laboratory.

 

Last year, the one-year project consisted of over 45 Proppant Transport Tests on 15 different types of proppants (in water) on a single test design.  This project studied how proppant distributes in a complex network at higher rates and low viscosity. 

 

The key objectives for the upcoming 2018 study for the Proppant Transport Research Council will be presented.  The vision for this project will focus on how proppants behave at low shear in single runs for various viscosified fluids and limited proppants. This testing will use three separate test designs: long linear flow, long linear flow with leak-off, and slot flow testing.  Lunch attendees will have the unique opportunity to review the project and speak with the Technical Team prior to launching the project on March 1st

 

   

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Parking for this event
 
The TOTAL Plaza building (1201 Louisiana Street across from the Houston Hyatt Regency Hotel) is connected to the downtown Houston tunnel system.  Using the tunnel system, those working downtown can walk to our meeting in air-conditioned comfort.
 
If you will drive to this meeting, the following summarizes available parking:
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The image above shows how to access the valet parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee for this valet parking is $15. Be sure to get discount parking sticker at registration table if you use this valet parking service.
 
Surface parking lots are available to the south of the TOTAL Plaza building (between this building and the former EXXON Building), including one surface lot adjacent to the TOTAL Plaza Building - pay at meter (cost ~ $9).  Other surface lots in the area cost $8 - $9 and they frequently are full by mid-morning.
 
Parking is also available in the Hyatt Regency Hotel parking garage across the street.  Prices vary depending on time in the garage.  Cost for 2 hours of parking is $12.  Parking is also available via valet at the Louisiana Street entrance of the hotel.  Cost is about $10. 
 
 
 
Organizer Barry Faulkner

Email: barryf1944@gmail.com 


Phone: (281) 627-8790 

When?

Thu, Feb. 8, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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PETROLEUM CLUB (NEW LOCATION), 35th Floor, TOTAL Building
1201 LOUISIANA STREET, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002
United States

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