Rescheduled: DL Lecture: Northside: Surfactant chemistry and its impact on oil and gas recovery in shale plays
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED TO 4/19/2018.
DL Lecture: In the current oil price environment, it is critical to enhance production and add reserves, considering that a limited number of wells are being completed in shale plays. Surfactant, a fracturing additive that potentially enhances initial production and sustain long term production, without significant changes to fracture design and pumping schedule on location. However, surfactant must be carefully selected in order to make wells flow better.
This presentation presents a concise overview on surfactant chemistry and its most relevant parameters to hydraulic fracturing. In particular, the key characteristics of surfactant additives was discussed in terms of conventional wisdom and newer chemistry. Insights were also provided into potential syngeries between surfactant and other additives such as friction reducer, scale inhibitor, biocides and proppant, thereby leading to a better fracturing fluids design. When properly selected, surfactant containing fracturing fluids tend to lead to better well cleanup and higher ultimate oil recovery.
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