Sept. 15, 2021


Description

Please note - the in-person luncheon has been cancelled due to weather. If you would like to attend the webinar, please register here.

 

For as long as we have been hydraulic fracturing, the intent has been to stay out of undesirable horizons containing water and/or gas.  An absolute control of created fracture height has eluded the industry for more than 70 years.  Fundamentally, we have tried to delay, influence, or subvert the underlying equations of net-pressure and stress variation, condemning ourselves to limited success or more often outright failure.  More recently, there has been a reassessment of the relative importance of this goal along with changes that may help us achieve it. 

Unconventionals have delivered the rapid deployment and acceleration of a range of completion technologies that were unavailable to us just a few years ago.  This presentation will show that these technologies potentially offer the capability to actually control fracture height-growth.  Previously, applied height-growth approaches were often largely attempts to fool or fudge height growth mechanisms.  It will be demonstrated that with technologies and approaches available today, height-growth control is finally within reach.  Data will be presented from a multi-well pilot program involving the deployment and execution of these techniques.

In summary, this presentation will offer an overview of the myriad height-growth approaches that have been utilized over the last 70 years, while describing their limitations.  It will then be demonstrated how completion advances over the last 10-15 years have finally made this approach a reality, and that field implementation is within reach.

 

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Featured Speakers

Speaker: Martin Rylance, Global Discipline Lead and Distinguished Advisor
Speaker Martin Rylance, Global Discipline Lead and Distinguished Advisor

 
Martin Rylance is the Global Discipline Lead and Distinguished Advisor for Hydraulic Fracturing and Stimulation for THREE60ENERGY Ltd.  He previously worked with BP for 36 Years, after graduating with a BSc in Pure Mathematics.  He has numerous publications to his name, is a previous SPE DL (on three occasions), received …

 


Martin Rylance is the Global Discipline Lead and Distinguished Advisor for Hydraulic Fracturing and Stimulation for THREE60ENERGY Ltd.  He previously worked with BP for 36 Years, after graduating with a BSc in Pure Mathematics.  He has numerous publications to his name, is a previous SPE DL (on three occasions), received the SPE GCS Completions Optimization Award in 2015, is an SPE Distinguished Member, and a Fellow of the Institute of Mathematics.  Technically, he has been involved in all aspects of pumping, well interventions, and pressure control services, with particular emphasis on exploration and appraisal worldwide, having performed the first fracture stimulations in many countries/plays.  More recently, he has specialised in unconventional resources and fracturing in both tectonic and HPHT environments. Having lived in 11 Countries and pumped in more than 42, he has created and managed diverse teams that have delivered thousands of fracturing and stimulation treatments around the globe. 

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Organizer

Derek Key

Telephone:  (832) 444-5728          Email:  Derek.Key@corelab.com

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Registration and payment must be completed in full to guarantee attendance.  An individual with an incomplete or unpaid registration will be considered as a walk-in attendee and only admitted as space permits. 


Date and Time

Wed, Sept. 15, 2021

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) America/Chicago

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Location

Norris Westchase Center

9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, TX 77042

Parking for the Norris Conference Center is on the roof level of the garage. Enter the parking garage through the Richmond entrance.



Group(s): Westside