Hydraulic fracture mechanics is critical for designing well completions in unconventional reservoirs to best connect the wellbore to the target reservoir system and optimize reservoir contact area and system conductivity. Because of the high activity of unconventional reservoir developments, it is timely to bring together the collective knowledge of industry experts to discuss lessons learned and uncertainties associated with vertical connectivity/containment and hydraulic/effective geometries in complex reservoir architectures.
Sessions will include industry leading speakers on the following topics:
Workshops maximize the exchange of ideas among attendees and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices.
Many of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and members of the press are not invited to attend.
Proceedings from the workshop will not be published; therefore, formal papers and handouts are not requested of speakers or panel members. A URL containing released copies of the workshop presentations will be available to attendees following the workshop.
In remaining consistent with workshop objectives and SPE guidelines, commercialism in presentations will not be permitted. Company logos should be used only to indicate the affiliation of the presenter(s).
Attendees will receive 2.0 CEUs
One CEU equals 10 contact hours of participation. CEUs will be awarded through SPE Professional Development for participation and completion of SPE workshop. A permanent record of a participant’s involvement and awarding of CEUs will be maintained by SPE.