May 22, 2019


Description

The Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) is a field-based hydraulic fracturing research experiment located in the West Texas Permian (Midland) Basin.  The HFTS includes $25 million of hydraulic fracturing research, centralized around eleven horizontal wells fractured with over 400 stages in the Upper and Middle Wolfcamp formations as well as two recompleted legacy wells. Comprehensive field data was collected at the test site, including advanced diagnostics to measure hydraulic fracture properties.  To supplement the fracture diagnostics, a one-of-a-kind high-angle core well was drilled through the created hydraulic fractures and 600 feet of core was recovered.  Based upon observations made from the acquired core, the understanding of hydraulic fracture propagation and effectiveness of proppant placement is challenging current thinking.  Hydraulic fracturing experiments also demonstrate the effectiveness of variable pump rate fracturing in improving perforation performance and near-wellbore connectivity, and impact on production.  The presentation will provide an overview of the project, including details of the test site, experiments performed, and selected results.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Jordan Ciezobka
Speaker Jordan Ciezobka
Jordan Ciezobka is currently an R&D Manager at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) in the Energy Supply & Conversion group.  He is the principal investigator and project manager for the DOE /NETL Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site I & II (HFTS). These projects focus on hydraulic fracturing research with emphasis on ...

Jordan Ciezobka is currently an R&D Manager at the Gas Technology Institute (GTI) in the Energy Supply & Conversion group.  He is the principal investigator and project manager for the DOE /NETL Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site I & II (HFTS). These projects focus on hydraulic fracturing research with emphasis on improved fracture efficiency and production performance and reduced environmental impact.  Before joining GTI in 2010, he held various technical positions at Halliburton.  Ciezobka holds a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.

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Organizer

Ehsan Davani

Program Chair of SPE-GCS Completions and Production Study Group


ehsan.davani@qrigrou


Date and Time

Wed, May 22, 2019

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

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Location

Webinar at your computer