Feb. 10, 2021


Description

Hydraulic fracturing technology has experienced many different trends. Many of the changes are based on learnings using conventional fracture mechanisms and studies which captured the basic flow characteristics; however, it misses significant factors of unconventional fracture mechanisms including tortuosity, variable width, leak-off, and the ability for in-situ analysis of the materials after being pumped.

Unconventional fracture characteristics learnings from industry’s advanced field studies were included while defining the features of new comprehensive test equipment to represent the unconventional fracture mechanisms. This ultimately led to the construction of a large, sectional, 10’x20’ slot flow wall. The twenty-five sections of the wall were modified to accommodate a wide variety of testing regimes and flow patterns. To maximize learnings from each test, innovative test practices were applied such as, dying the frac sand of different mesh size groups to visualize the segregation of the proppant while pumping. The testing demonstrated a significant impact on proppant transport, dune generation, and dune structure after shut-in through a tortuous path with varying fracture width and leak-off ports as compared to standard slot flow test.

This talk discusses the need and development of new equipment with innovative features, application of several revolutionary laboratory techniques, and unique proppant transport behaviors observed with this equipment that helps to optimize the selection and deployment of various fracturing materials and treatment designs for unconventional wells.


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Speaker: Amit Singh
Speaker Amit Singh
: Amit Singh is a Senior Advisor for Well Stimulation technologies at Chevron with more than 20 years’ experience. He champions development and implementation of new technology and strategy for completion optimization. He has diverse experience of research and development as well as field operation as technology leader in hydraulic …

: Amit Singh is a Senior Advisor for Well Stimulation technologies at Chevron with more than 20 years’ experience. He champions development and implementation of new technology and strategy for completion optimization. He has diverse experience of research and development as well as field operation as technology leader in hydraulic fracturing. He holds a BTech degree in Petroleum Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (ISM Dhanbad). He has published over 25 technical papers and been speaker at multiple international conferences and workshops. He is a Committee Member for SPE HFTC and URTeC, and Associate Editor of SPE’s Production and Operations Journal.

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Organizer

Completions and Production Study Group


Date and Time

Wed, Feb. 10, 2021

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Pricing

  • Member
    $15.00
    Seats available 80
    (ends 02/10/2021)
  • Non-Member
    $20.00
    Seats available 15
    (ends 02/10/2021)
  • MiT / Student / Retired
    $10.00
    Seats available 5
    (ends 02/10/2021)
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