Nov. 8, 2019


Description

When it comes to optimum stimulation results for unconventional reservoirs, many times a thorough understanding of the capabilities of the stimulation fluids package can have a large impact on the outcome.  Can the ROI of a well be impacted by engineering the fracturing fluid to improve the Propped Reservoir Volume (PRV) as opposed to being focused only on the Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV)?  Can proper background knowledge that leads to correct decisions with respect to the stimulation treatment influence why some wells product at higher rates than others?  What are some common fluids related causes of conductivity damage and how can these be avoided?  How do we learn from our previous decisions and implement change to better improve productivity from through engineered stimulation fluid design?  This accelerated course will answer these questions as well as cover the following topics:

 

Stimulation fluids use and technique in unconventional reservoirs (Slickwater friction reducers including High Viscosity FRs, gelling agents, biocides, scale inhibitors, flowback enhancers, etc.)

 

Optimizing ROI for unconventional wells through fracturing fluid selection

 

Proppant pack conductivity damage caused by FRs

 

Using learnings from historic fracturing data, derived through Artificial Intelligence (AI) to generate higher BOE/ft. from future wells.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Clayton Smith
Speaker Clayton Smith
Clayton Smith is Vice President of the Stimulation Product Line for Newpark Fluids Systems.  Previously, he was the Global Director of Research, Development & Engineering for Weatherford International.  His research interests include development of chemical solutions and techniques to maximize EUR for long-term production.  Dr. Smith, who holds a Doctoral …

Clayton Smith is Vice President of the Stimulation Product Line for Newpark Fluids Systems.  Previously, he was the Global Director of Research, Development & Engineering for Weatherford International.  His research interests include development of chemical solutions and techniques to maximize EUR for long-term production.  Dr. Smith, who holds a Doctoral Degree in Analytical Chemistry, has over 24 years of experience in the oil & gas industry, during which time he has developed over 200 unique chemical products, solving problems in market segments spanning Drilling, Cementing, Stimulation and Production.  He has authored and presented numerous technical papers both in the US and internationally and holds 9 international patents.  Dr. Smith is also a member of SPE.

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Organizer

Josh Harton


Date and Time

Fri, Nov. 8, 2019

8:30 a.m. - noon
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Newpark Technology Center

21920 Merchants Way
Katy, TX 77449
United States of America