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Distinguished Lecture Luncheon

Appropriate Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies for Mature Oil and Gas Formations

1215–1345, Tuesday, 6 October

La Louisiane Ballroom A&B

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Speaker: Anthony (Tony) Martin, BJ Services

Hydraulic fracturing has been described as one of the most significant technologies to be developed in the E&P industry in the last 50 years. Various strategies such as skin bypass fracturing, batch fracturing, screenless frac-packs, coiled tubing fracturing, and neutral density proppant fracturing can be combined with complimentary techniques for zonal isolation, relative permeability modification, and scale inhibition to produce low-cost, high-value solutions for mature assets.

This luncheon presentation will offer a number of case histories to illustrate the effectiveness of these techniques when they are systematically applied. The take-away for attendees is: Hydraulic fracturing is not just for new wells in tight formations.


About the Speaker


Tony Martin is currently BJ Services' business development manager for international stimulation.

He has spent 19 years in the service sector and has completed engineering assignments around the world. Throughout his career, Martin's primary interest has been in hydraulic fracturing, and he has been involved in fracturing projects   in more than 25 different countries.

Martin teaches fracturing, acidizing, and sand control both in-house and  externally to customers. A constant theme in this teaching is the need to demystify the world of hydraulic fracturing in an attempt to make the process more accessible and less intimidating. He is the author or coauthor of numerous SPE papers and has served on the technical committees for several SPE events. He is the author of BJ Services' Hydraulic Fracturing Manual, and co-editor of the book Modern Fracturing: Enhancing Natural Gas Production. Martin has also recently been awarded the SPE Central and Southern Europe Region Technology Award for contributions to Production and Operations.

Martin graduated from Imperial College, London, with an honour's degree in mechanical engineering and a master's degree in petroleum engineering.


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