SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 24 - 26 Jan 2017 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas, USA

Training Courses

MEMBERS: USD 750

NONMEMBERS: USD 950
 

23 January 2017 | 0800-1700

Design of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations

Instructors: Dennis Dria and Bill Shroyer

This one-day training event introduces completion, production, surveillance and reservoir engineers to the design of fiber-optic DTS (distributed temperature sensing) and DAS (distributed acoustic sensing) well installations.  A basic understanding of the principles and benefits of DTS, DAS and surveillance monitoring technology, in general, is assumed.

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Re-Fracturing – Candidate Selection & Design

Instructor: Michael B. Smith and Carl Montgomery

If I want to re-frac a well “just because” – maybe I am disappointed in the production – that is most likely a BAD idea. This course discusses how I can go about selecting a candidate (there are no really “good” candidates since having to re-frac indicates original fracs were not adequate) that will benefit from such a workover. Then, what extra considerations are involved in a treatment design.

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Water Treating for Hydraulic Fracturing

Instructor: John M. Walsh

This course provides both an overview of water management and an in-depth look at critical issues related to sourcing (acquiring), reusing, recycling, and disposing of water in hydraulic fracturing operations. The course starts with a background of hydraulic fracturing operations and the different plays around North America. Options being used for transport, storage, reuse, and disposal are described for each of the different regions. The water management practices being used in the different regions are described and explained in terms of regional climate, type of shale and hence type of fracturing fluids being used, and the regional regulatory framework.

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27 January 2017| 0800-1700

Fracpacking for Sand Control

Instructor: Wm. David Norman

This course is for both the novice and the experienced practitioner. It will demonstrate why fracpack technology has become popular as a sand control method. This will include defining some basic terminology associated with the two technologies that lead to successful fracpacking. Then cover basic information needed for designing and planning the execution of a fracpack sand control completion. It will also cover some selected topics regarding the technology regarding the execution issues (e.g. TSO, NS-plots, & Calibration testing) and evaluation of the installed completion. These include the definition of an execution scorecard and using this scorecard to define operating limits (e.g. Event timing, annular pack assessment, mechanical integrity).

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Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions

Instructor: Dr. Neal Nagel and Marisela Sanchez-Nagel

Geomechanics – in both completions and drilling operations – has become a critical technology in the development of Unconventional Plays. This course presents the basics of oil field geomechanics and its application to unconventional developments; specifically, the role of stress, pore pressure, mechanical properties, and natural fractures on hydraulic fracturing operations. The first portion of the course will focus on the fundamentals of oil field geomechanics including stress, mechanical properties, and failure. The latter part of the course will focus on hydraulic fracturing for Unconventional Resources with an emphasis on the characterization, geomechanics, modeling and field aspects of Unconventionals hydraulic fracturing (hydraulic fracturing in heterogeneous rock masses with the presence of discontinuities and weakness planes).

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27-28 January 2017 | 0800-1700

Hydraulic Fracturing-Design and Treatment

Instructor: Michael B. Smith and Carl Montgomery

This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments.

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