Hydraulic Fracturing - May 15-19, 2017 - Calgary, AB

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This 5-day course emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of hydraulic fracturing, covering the "Reservoir Engineering" aspects, integrated with the "Fracture Mechanics" aspects, and coupled with "Operational" considerations. This integration is absolutely necessary in order to present how to recognize opportunities for fracturing from hard rock tight gas, to offshore "frac-pack" completions, to multi-fractured horizontal shale wells.  Also covered is how to estimate required data for planning and preparing preliminary job designs, how to design, perform, and analyze pre-frac tests, and finally how to arrive at an "optimum" final design. Along with an Introduction to Fracturing, the course covers Reservoir Response, Rock Stresses, Fracture Geometry, Fracture Pressure Analysis, Fracture Fluid & Proppant Selection, Multi - Fractured Horizontal Wells, and Field Application & Quality Control.

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

What you will learn

•Data - The importance of the many variables affecting fracturing, and how to recognize critical parameters for specific applications, 
    and how to find/measure critical data.
• Candidates - How to recognize wells/formations as good fracture candidates, and Water Fracs - How to evaluate formations as
   candidates for water fracs.
• Goals - A step-by-step procedure for estimating variables & developing preliminary treatment design goals and pump schedule
• Multi-Fractured Horizontal Wells - How to develop strategies for horizontal wells (longitudinal vs. transverse, fracture spacing
   from reservoir and fracturing considerations, etc.)
• Fracturing Pressure Analysis - How to use fracturing pressure analysis to “check” the preliminary parameter estimates and to
   develop a final design pump schedule.
• Materials - How to evaluate/select appropriate materials (fluid/proppant) for fracturing applications.
• Optimization - Combining all aspects of “fracturing” for fracture optimization.
• Critical Quality Control - How to perform the critical field QC for good fracturing results.


  • When

  • May 15, 2017 - May 19, 2017
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

  • Where

  • Downtown Location To Be Announced
    Calgary, Alberta

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