Sept. 9, 2021


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ABSTRACT OF PRESENTATION

THIS REGULAR GENERAL MEETING LUNCHEON EVENT WILL BE HELD IN PERSON AND ALSO VIA WEBINAR. TO REGISTER FOR THE WEBINAR, PLEASE RETURN TO THE EVENTS PAGE FOR THE WEBINAR LINK.

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Unconventional reservoirs are filled with extensive micro-fractures created by hydrocarbon expulsion that are reactivated via hydraulic fracturing.  Unlike fracturing conventional rock that is reliant on highly conductive tensile fractures, these micro-fractures fail in shear and greatly increase the connected surface area to nanodarcy unconventional rock. By actively increasing the number of shear fractures created during hydraulic fracturing, operators can re-enter these micro-fractures and maximize the well’s productivity.

This presentation will present modern physics based on hydraulic fracturing and proppant placement coupled with the field use of real-time software that is capable of measuring and qualifying tensile and shearing fractures on a second-by-second basis.  Examples of how operators made “on-the-fly” changes to their pumping schedule to maximize shear fracturing will be presented. Case histories will be presented showing the real-time changes and added production benefits of shear fracturing.

   

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Registration & Walk-ins 

All attendees are encouraged to register and pay online for this event.  This is a more efficient means of registering for the event and enables the registration process at the meeting to move much faster.  Walk-in space is available on a seat-limited basis at a fee more than the on-line registration fee.

 

NOTE: 

To secure the health and safety of all attendees, SPE-GCS will apply the following new Covid-19 safety protocol guidelines: 

  1. Check in process (mandatory):
    1. Temperature check will be conducted (cannot be higher than F)
    2. Masks and hand sanitizer will be available on site
    3. Attendees who are sick will not be permitted to enter the event. This is without exception.

Only 4 persons in an elevator - so allow time for elevator ride to club.


 

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 club parking area at the new location of the Petroleum Club. Enter from Milam Street and exit onto Louisiana Street.  Parking fee paid at central meter outside building entrance via credit card.  
 
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.  
 
 
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker: Matthew Sinkey, VP of Engineering at ShearFRAC
Speaker Matthew Sinkey, VP of Engineering at ShearFRAC

 
Matthew Sinkey joined ShearFRAC™ in December, 2019, as Vice President of Engineering based in Houston. Matthew manages the completions and reservoir engineering teams that oversee ShearFRAC’s real-time hydraulic fracturing optimization technology called FracBRAIN™.   Before joining ShearFRAC™, Matthew was the US Technical Engineering Manager for Calfrac Well Services.  During his ten-year …

 


Matthew Sinkey joined ShearFRAC™ in December, 2019, as Vice President of Engineering based in Houston. Matthew manages the completions and reservoir engineering teams that oversee ShearFRAC’s real-time hydraulic fracturing optimization technology called FracBRAIN™.   Before joining ShearFRAC™, Matthew was the US Technical Engineering Manager for Calfrac Well Services.  During his ten-year tenure at Calfrac, he led teams in the design and execution of hydraulic fracturing jobs throughout North American.  Matthew was also an active member of the Stim-Lab Proppant Consortium, where he acquired expertise in both proppant and HVFR.  Matthew is an active member of SPE and has published multiple technical papers on hydraulic fracturing.


Matthew grew up in Colorado and received his bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines. He now resides in The Woodlands, Texas with his family.

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

Email: barryf1944@gmail.com ;


Phone: (281) 627-8790


Date and Time

Thu, Sept. 9, 2021

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

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Location

Petroleum Club

TOTAL Plaza, 1201 Louisiana St, 35th Floor
Houston, Texas 77002



Group(s): General Meeting