SPEI: Hydraulic Fracturing/Pressure Analysis

Intended Audience

This course is of interest to petroleum engineers involved (directly or indirectly) in the design and evaluation of hydraulic fracturing treatments. It would be beneficial for participants to have a basic understanding of hydraulic fracturing and well completion concepts.


This course presents the fundamentals of fracturing pressure analysis. This includes design parameters that can be determined, uses and limitations of such analysis for on-site design, and field examples. Sessions include real world examples from a variety of environments, from "tight" gas to high  permeability, offshore, and "frac-pack" treatments.

Topics Covered

In Situ Stresses

Fracture Geometry

Closure Pressure Determination

Bottomhole Treating Pressure Interpretation

Pressure Declline Analysis, Fluid Efficiency, Fluid Loss Coefficient

Pressure vs. Fracture Height Growth - Stress Profile

Proppant/Fluid Scheduling From Pressure Decline Data

To register for this course go to www.spe.org/go/TrainingSchedule

Location: SPE Houston Office Training Centre
10777 Westheimer Rd Suite 1075
Houston , TX 77042

Date: March 2, 2010, 8 a.m. - March 3, 2010, 5 p.m.