Sept. 9, 2021


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

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.

 

 

Featured Speakers

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

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

At Your Computer



Webinar log in details will be sent to the registrants before the event.

Group(s): General Meeting