SPE-GCS In-Person: HFTS-2: An Oxy Special Session

Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site-2 (HFTS-2), a unique joint industry program (JIP) that brings together government, academia, and industry, focused on field data acquisition and interpretation. The project has built a comprehensive hydraulic fracturing (HF) research dataset that includes microseismic (MS), 1,500 ft of core, diagnostic formation injection tests (DFIT), fluid characterization, advanced logs, geochemistry, downhole gauges, varying completions, and permanent fiber optic (FO) cable in vertical and horizontal wells. These data were integrated and used to characterize HF geometry/dimensions and resulting depletion profiles, gain insights for completion design, and achieve a better understanding of parent well depletion effects on child well performance.

The analysis and integration of the comprehensive HFTS-2 diagnostics dataset provide insights for optimal well placement and completions and improves understanding about the effects of parent well depletion. This dataset can be used to blind test and develop subsurface workflows for unconventional resources. Key learnings from HFTS-2 and the new technologies tested can easily be transferred to other unconventional plays.



Topic Name


10:00-10:30 am



10:30-10:40 am

Project Overview

Sriram Pudugramam

10:40-11:15 am

Subsurface Characterization

Kanay Jerath

11:15-11:45 am

Completion Design/Diagnostics

Matt Jones

11:45-12:15 pm



12:15-12:45 pm

Fiber Optic Data/Interpretation

Yu Zhao

12:45-1:15 pm

Slant Core Fracture Description

Chris Ginn

1:15-1:45 pm

Integration of Data to Quantify Hydraulic Fracture Dimensions

Jichao Han

1:45-2:00 pm

Key Learnings

Sriram Pudugramam


 Registration for this event closes at 6:00 PM CST on Tuesday, November 16, 2021. 

Location: Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston , TX 77042

Date: Nov. 17, 2021, 10 a.m. - Nov. 17, 2021, 2 p.m.