Hydraulic fracturing has become one of the most effective technologies in today’s oil and gas industry. For unconventional resources, it is the only means to economically extract hydrocarbon from nano-Darcy formations. From early-time single fractures in vertical wells to current multiple-stage fracture stimulation in horizontal wells, there exists a wealth of knowledge in understanding, designing, executing and optimizing hydraulic fracture treatment. This workshop will focus on current technologies in hydraulic fracturing with an emphasis on applying what we have learned from the last several decades to the new challenges in conventional and unconventional resources. The advances in hardware, materials, diagnosis and modeling will be reviewed. Each reservoir rock is different, and correct techniques should be selected when fracturing is applied to enhance performance. Field cases of hydraulic fracturing in the Asian area and also around the globe will be presented for fracturing in tight sand, shale and carbonate formations.
This workshop will provide excellent networking opportunities for sharing of latest technologies, applications, and best practices. The perspective subjects for discussion are: