SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 23 - 25 Jan 2018 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas, USA


Monday, January 22

08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 17:00
TC01  Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions Montgomery B
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).
08:00 - 17:00
TC02  Fracturing Fundamentals for Non-Fracers Waterway 7
The course presents the fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing, along with addressing the general process, the "terminology", and many of the "real-world" problems - in a concise format. The overall emphasis of the day is how hydraulic fracturing fits-in with, is impacted by, or impacts geologic concerns, reservoir engineering, and operations. The day will provide a general familiarity with fundamentals of the complete hydraulic fracturing process. That is - why it works (or doesn't), where is it applicable, and what might be considered in order to "do better".
08:00 - 17:00
TC03  Unconventional Completions - Wellbore Completions and Fracturing Montgomery A
This course gives an overview for completing, fracturing, and refracturing shales and other low-permeability formations that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Participants will learn the primary types of wellbore completion options, plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems, and coiled tubing-activated systems, and how they compare in different applications. Participants will also learn hydraulic fracturing and refracturing theory and design, including slick-water fracturing, cross-linked gels, fluids, proppants, additives, refracturing options, and identifying refracturing candidates.
08:00 - 17:00
TC04  Design of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations Waterway 6
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.
13:00 - 17:00
16:00 - 17:00

Tuesday, January 23

07:00 - 18:00
07:30 - 17:30
09:00 - 09:30
09:00 - 18:00
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09:30 - 10:00
SE01  Welcome and Legend of Hydraulic Fracturing Award Presentation Waterway 1-8
Speaker(s) Richard Burl Sullivan - Anadarko Petroleum Corp
Richard Sullivan, 2018 Program Committee Chairperson, will welcome the conference attendees and present the 2018 Legend of Hydraulic Fracturing award.
10:00 - 11:30
SE02  What Do Hydraulic Fractures Really Look Like Waterway 1-8
Moderator(s) Stephen A. Holditch - Texas A&M University, Stephen A. Holditch - Texas A&M University
Speaker(s) Mark D. Zoback - Stanford University, Roberto Suarez-Rivera - W.D. Von Gonten & Co., Kevin Thomas Raterman - ConocoPhillips Co
The theme of the plenary session will focus on “ What Do Hydraulic Fractures Really Look Like”. We are very fortunate to have Dr. Mark Zoback, Dr. Kevin Raterman, and Dr. Roberto Suarez-Rivera, all noted experts in Fracture Characterization, as Panelists for this Year’s Plenary Session.
11:30 - 12:45
13:00 - 17:00
01  Frac Diagnostics I Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Ding Zhu - Texas A&M University, Paul M Weddle - Liberty Resources LLC
Fracture diagnostics play an important role in understanding and improving fracture stimulation. In this session, we discuss different methods for fracture diagnostics, from downhole fiber optic sensors to diagnostic fracture injection tests and readily available flowback and pressure data. A focus on innovative uses of data collected to help in stacked pay delineation, well-bore spacing decisions and the assessment of single entry point fracture initiation will be presented.
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1345 189842 Completions KEYNOTE: Hydraulic Fracture Placement Assessment in a Fiber Optic Compatible Coiled Tubing Activated Cemented Single Point Entry System G.A. Ugueto, Shell; P.T. Huckabee, Shell Exploration & Production Co; A. Reynolds, K. Somanchi, M. Wojtaszek, D.B. Nasse, R. Tummers, Shell; M.L. Stromquist, J.E. Ravensbergen, D. Brunskill, R.A. Whyte, D. Ellis, NCS Multistage
1345-1410 189835 Completions Delineating Stacked Pay With Existing and Emerging Diagnostic Tools
K. Haustveit, H. Greenwood, Devon Energy
1410-1435 189881 Completions Diagnostic Testing and Analysis of Hydraulically Fractured Dual-Porosity Formations Y. Elwaziry, M.Y. Soliman, University of Houston
1435-1500 189844 Completions Estimating Unpropped Fracture Conductivity and Compliance from Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests H. Wang, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
1545-1610 189851 Completions Improved Well Stimulation Through the Application of Downhole Video Analytics G. Roberts, T.B. Lilly, T.R. Tymons, EV
1610-1635 189894 Completions Flowback-Based Minimum Stress Estimate in Low-Permeability Environment: Procedure, Interpretation, and Application in the Vaca Muerta Shale S. Pichon, Schlumberger; R. Varela, Tecpetrol; J. Manière, Consultant; J. Hasbani, E. d'Huteau, YPF S.A.
1635-1700 189882 Completions Integrated Approach to Determine Optimum Well Spacing in Saudi Tuwaiq Mountain Formation
B. Abaza, A.M. Al-Momin, A.M. Sadykov, J. Rueda, K. Mechkak, K.M. Bartko, Saudi Aramco
Alternate 189885 Completions Wavelet Analysis of Fracturing Pressure Data

E. Unal, F. Siddiqui, M.Y. Soliman, University of Houston
13:00 - 17:00
02  Proppant Transport and Fracture Conductivity Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Harold Brannon - Sun Drilling Products Corp., Joseph H Frantz - Range Resources Corp.
The topics of this session relate to proppant transport and fracture conductivity. Proppant transport evaluations include studies on the effects of characteristics, fracture inclination, high viscosity friction reducers. Other notable papers investigate the effects of triaxial stress on fracture conductivity in the Niobrara Formation, and share stimulation results from nano-dispersion technology applications in the Delaware Basin.
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1345 189856 Completions KEYNOTE: Analysis and Modeling of Proppant Transport in Inclined Hydraulic Fractures R. Kou, G.J. Moridis, T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University
1345-1410 189892 Completions Visual Analysis on the Effects of Fracture-Surface Characteristics and Rock Type on Proppant Transport in Vertical Fractures H. Huang, Xi'an Shiyou University; T. Babadagli, H. Li, University of Alberta; K. Develi, Istanbul Technical University
1410-1435 189846 Production & Operations Applying Subsurface DNA Diagnostics and Data Science in the Delaware Basin K. McGuire, J. Silva, R. Bailey, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; L. Ursell, L. Percak-Dennett, M. Karimi, Biota Technology
1435-1500 189899 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Impact of Stress on Propped Fracture Conductivity and Gas Recovery in Marcellus Shale
M.N. El Sgher, K. Aminian, S. Ameri, West Virginia University
1545-1610 189876 Completions Enhancing Delaware Basin Stimulation Results Using Nanoparticle Dispersion Technology F.E. Syfan, Syfan Engineering LLC; D.L. Holcomb, Pentagon Technical Services; T. Lowrey, Rhino Chemical , Inc; A.B. Sam, Caza Petroleum Inc; R.L. Nickerson, Caza Petroleum; Y.K. Ahmad, Nissan Chemical America, Inc.
1610-1635 189871 Completions Fracturing Fluid Selection to Maximize Well Productivity for Tuwaiq Mountain Source Rock

A.M. Al-Momin, K. Mechkak, J. Rueda, K.M. Bartko, Saudi Aramco; R. Tineo, A. Viswanathan, Schlumberger Saudi Arabia; G. Waters, D. Shan, M.N. Gurmen, Schlumberger
1635-1700 189839 Completions Fracture Conductivity, Geochemical, and Geomechanical Monitoring of the Niobrara Formation under Triaxial Stress State J.G. Iriarte, Colorado School of Mines & Well Data Labs; D. Katsuki, A.N. Tutuncu, Colorado School of Mines
Alternate 189895 Completions Proppant Transport in Complex Fracture Networks K. Shrivastava, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
15:00 - 15:45
17:00 - 18:00

Wednesday, January 24

07:30 - 16:00
07:30 - 17:30
08:30 - 12:30
03  Frac Performance and Design Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Karen Olson - Southwestern Energy Company, Junjing Zhang - ConocoPhillips Co
This session aims at analyzing fractured well performance in different shale plays. Various experimental and numerical methods will be presented to build correlations between the well performance and well designs, geology, geophysical events, geomechanical and petrophysical properties. Well performance in many active shale reservoirs will be discussed in this session.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 Keynote: Extending Laboratory EOR Experiments to Well Performance in Unconventional Plays D.S. Schechter, Texas A&M University
0915-0940 189854 Completions Impact of Near Well-Bore Geology on Hydraulic Fractures Geometry and Well Productivity: a Statistical Look Back at the Utica Play E. Gourjon, A. Bertoncello, Total E&P USA, Inc.
0940-1005 189863 Completions Geometry and Failure Mechanisms from Microseismic in the Duvernay Shale to explain changes in Well Performance with Drilling Azimuth
B. Stephenson, E. Galan, W. Williams, J. Macdonald, A. Azad, R. Carduner, Shell Canada; U. Zimmer, Shell (SEPCO)
1005-1030 189832 Completions Laboratory Measurement of Microproppant Placement Quality using Split Core Plug Permeability under Stress B. Kim, I. Akkutlu, Texas A&M University; V.N. Martysevich, R.G. Dusterhoft, Halliburton
1115-1140 189875 Completions Production Performance of Infill Horizontal Wells vs. Pre-existing Wells in the Major US Unconventional Basins G.J. Lindsay, G. Miller, T. Xu, D. Shan, J.D. Baihly, Schlumberger
1140-1205 189859 Completions Benefits of Engineering Fracture Design. Lessons Learned From Underperformers in Midland Basin. S.G. Parsegov, G. Niu, D.S. Schechter, Texas A&M University; M. Laprea-Bigott, Texas Oil and Gas Institute
1205-1230 189862 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Developing Guidelines for Selection of Appropriate Fracture Models in the Numerical Simulation of Well Performance Behavior for Liquid Rich Ultra-Low Permeability (ULP) Reservoirs A.G. Sivon, G.J. Moridis, T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University
Alternate 189845 Completions Hydraulic Fracture Design In the Presence of Highly-Stressed Layers: A Case Study of Stress Interference in A Multi-Horizontal Well Pad

K. Ueda, INPEX Corporation - Japan; S. Kuroda, INPEX Corporation; A. Rodriguez-Herrera, Schlumberger; X. Garcia-Teijeiro, Schlumberger IPM-SPM; D. Bearinger, C.J. Virues, Nexen Energy ULC; H. Tokunaga, INPEX CORPORATION; D. Makimura, Schlumberger; J. Lehmann, C. Petr, Nexen Inc.; K. Tsusaka, T. Shimamoto, INPEX CORPORATION
Alternate 189896 Completions Fracturing in a Tectonically Stressed Area under Anomalously High Gradients D. Abdrazakov, Schlumberger Logelco Inc; N.T. Bolyspayev, SPE; G. Voigtlaender, T. Nauruzov, A. Bigeldiyev, Zhaikmunai LLP
08:30 - 12:30
04  Frac Modelling Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Michael Smith - NSI Technologies Inc., Xiaowei Weng - Schlumberger
Reservoir heterogeneities such as natural fractures bedding interfaces, and highly layered formation with layers on the order of inches (each of which may have different stresses) play a critical role in hydraulic fracture height growth and potential development of complex fracture networks. In order to more accurately model these heterogeneities and to incorporate 3D geomechanical effects of fracture interactions and depletion, increasingly more sophisticated 3D hydraulic fracture models are developed and applied in both improving the fundamental understanding and in the field studies. This session presents some excellent papers in this endeavor.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 189890 Completions KEYNOTE: Modelling Near-Wellbore Hydraulic Fracture Branching, Complexity and Tortuosity: A Fully Coupled Geomechanical Modelling Approach W. Ferguson, G. Richards, A. Bere, Rockfield Software; U. Mutlu, Rockfield Global Technologies America; F. Paw, Rockfield Software
0915-0940 189889 Completions 3D Hydraulic Fracture Simulation Integrated With 4D Time-Lapse Multicomponent Seismic and Microseismic Interpretation, Wattenberg Field, Colorado A. Alfataierge, J.L. Miskimins, T.L. Davis, R.D. Benson, Colorado School of Mines
1005-1030 189834 Completions Development of Acid Fracturing Model for Naturally Fractured Reservoirs A. Ugursal, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University
1115-1140 189861 Completions Hydraulic Fracture Height Growth Under the Combined Influence of Stress Barriers and Natural Fractures J. Huang, J.P. Morris, P. Fu, R.R. Settgast, C.S. Sherman, F.J. Ryerson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1140-1205 189883 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Mitigating Risks in Hydraulic Fracture Design for a Complex Carbonate Reservoir G. Izadi, C.A. Barton, L. Cruz, J.A. Franquet, T. Hoeink, Baker Hughes, a GE company; P. Van Laer, ADNOC
1205-1230 189852 Completions Hydraulic Fracture Interaction with Cemented Natural Fracture: A Three Dimensional Discrete Element Method Analysis H.P. Lee, O. Razavi, J.E. Olson, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 189874 Completions Benchmark Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Interaction with Pre-Existing Fractures: Impact on Fracture Geometry, Proppant Distribution and Microseismic Response

S.C. Maxwell, IMaGE; J. Hazzard, Itasca Consulting Group; W. Pettitt, Itasca Consulting Group Inc.
Alternate 189864 Completions Mechanisms for the Formation of Complex Fracture Networks in Naturally Fractured Rocks K. Shrivastava, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
09:00 - 16:30
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10:30 - 11:15
12:30 - 13:30
14:00 - 17:00
05  Unconventional Fracturing Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Mukul Sharma - The University of Texas At Austin, Kathryn Briggs - Southwestern Energy Company
The design and diagnosis of completions in unconventional reservoirs are discussed through models, laboratory measurements and field studies.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1440 189848 Completions KEYNOTE: Effectiveness Of Geometric Versus Variable Shot Clusters To Stimulate A Percolating Crack Network Capable Of Sustaining Flow E.P. Ardakani, A.M. Baig, T.I. Urbancic, ESG Solutions; D. Kahn, J. Rich, D. Langton, K. Silver, Devon Energy
1440-1505 189866 Completions An Engineered Approach to Hydraulically Fracture The Vaca Muerta Shale H.H. Buijs, Wintershall Gmbh; J.E. Ponce, Wintershall Energia SA
1505-1530 189855 Completions Optimizing Well Completion Design and Well Spacing with Integration of Advanced Multi-Stage Fracture Modeling & Reservoir Simulation - A Permian Basin Case Study H. Xiong, W. Wu, S. Gao, Texas Oil and Gas Institute
1615-1640 189888 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Seismic Attributes Application for the Distributed Acoustic Sensing Data for the Marcellus Shale: New Insights to Cross-Stage Flow Communication P. Kavousi Ghahfarokhi, T.R. Carr, L. Song, West Virginia University; P. Shukla, P. Pankaj, Schlumberger
1705-1730 189901 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Interaction Between Hydraulic Fracture and a Preexisting Fracture under Triaxial Stress Conditions
S. Mighani, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; D.A. Lockner, B.D. Kilgore, U.S. Geological Survey; F. Sheibani, B. Evans, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
14:00 - 17:30
06  Environmental and Re-Fracturing Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Stephen Mathis - Chevron ETC, Francisco E Fragachan - Weatherford
This session begins with a fresh view of the EPA study related to the controversial subject of contamination risks to underground sources of drinking water. It evolves into a presentation of needed new API standards for shale developments. Then it turns into a discussion related to frac interference and ways to mitigate this problem. Finally, the session covers the increasing interest in refracturing shale wells and shares experiences that may help defining which wells to refrac.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1440 189873 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility KEYNOTE: A Summary of the US Environmental Protection Agency's Multiyear Study of the Potential Impacts of Hydraulic Fracturing on Drinking Water Resources
S. Dunn-Norman, Missouri University of Science & Tech; W. Hufford, Repsol; S. Almond, S. Almond Consulting
0240-1505 189897 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility New API Standards for Shale Development G. Benge, Benge Consulting; D.L. Miller, S. Miller, R. Goodman, API
1505-1615 189891 Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Choosing the "Right Products" M.C. Boothe, S.H. Videlock, D. Lincicome, R. Greaves, R.E. Hyden, K.E. Olson, Southwestern Energy Company
1615-1640 189853 Completions Frac Hit Induced Production Losses: Evaluating Root Causes, Damage Location, Possible Prevention Methods and Success of Remedial Treatments, Part II
M.F. Rainbolt, Apache Corporation; J. Esco, Colorado School of Mines
1640-1705 189843 Drilling Evaluation of Cement-Isolated Casing Liner and Degradable Particulate Diverter Refracturing Treatments in the Haynesville Shale

R.J. Cadotte, Z. Crowley, B.M. Elbel, Halliburton
1705-1730 189870 Completions Development of Efficiently Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanics Model for Refracturing Optimization in Highly Fractured Reservoirs A. Sangnimnuan, J. Li, K. Wu, S.A. Holditch, Texas A&M University
Alternate 189849 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Parent-Child Fracture Interference: Explanation and Mitigation of Child Well Underperformance R. Manchanda, The University of Texas At Austin; P. Bhardwaj, University of Texas At Austin; J. Hwang, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 189902 Completions Analysis of Horizontal Well Fracture Interactions and Completion Steps for Reducing the Resulting Production Interference A. Daneshy, Daneshy Consultants Intl.
Alternate 189887 Completions Experimental and Numerical Investigation of Shear Stimulation and Permeability Evolution in Shales Z. Ye, V. Sesetty, A. Ghassemi, The University of Oklahoma
15:30 - 16:15

Thursday, January 25

07:30 - 10:00
07:30 - 12:15
08:30 - 12:00
07  Frac Diagnostics II Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Paul Huckabee - Shell Exploration & Production Co, Dan Hill - Texas A&M University
This session will discuss applications and new technologies or analysis methods for evaluating stimulation distribution effectiveness, fracture geometry characteristics and well performance. Diagnostics presented include: Optic Fiber Distributed Sensing (Acoustic & Temperature), Microseismic, Proppant & Chemical Fluid Tracers, Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests, and Electromagnetic Imaging. Several authors emphasize the value of integration of complementary diagnostic methods to improve confidence in the interpretations and analysis. Effectiveness of diversion methods and application of diagnostics to calibrate models for frac geometry are also presented.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 189847 Completions KEYNOTE: Prudent Design of Experiment with Integrated Diagnostics Improves Understanding of the Effects of Multiwell Stimulation in a Complex Multibench Reservoir

N. Sahdev, J. Doucette, B. Bagherian, W.D. Salas, P.F. Stark, J. White, Halliburton; C. Ohlson, M. Odegard, Whiting Resources
0915-0940 189858 Completions Demonstration of Proof of Concept of Electromagnetic Geophysical Methods for High Resolution Illumination of Induced Fracture Networks M. Ahmadian, Advanced Energy Consortium, Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin; D. Labrecque, Multi-phase Technologies, LLC; Q. Liu, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Duke University; W. Slack, FRx, Inc.; R. Brigham, Multi-Phase Technologies, LLC; Y. Fang, Duke University; K. Banks, Inversion Technologies, Inc.; Y. Hu, D. Wang, R. Zhang, Duke University
0940-1010 189840 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Reinterpretation of Flow Patterns During DFITs Based on Dynamic Fracture Geometry, Leakoff and Afterflow B. Zanganeh, C.R. Clarkson, University of Calgary; J.R. Jones, NSI Fracturing LLC
1040-1105 189900 Completions Diversion Optimization in New Well Completions
C.W. Senters, M.D. Johnson, R.S. Leonard, C. Ramos, C.L. Squires, T.M. Wood, R.A. Woodroof, ProTechnics Division of Core Laboratories
1105-1130 189886 Completions Measurements While Fracturing: Nonintrusive Method Of Hydraulic Fracturing Monitoring S. Parkhonyuk, A.V. Fedorov, A.V. Kabannik, R.V. Korkin, M. Nikolaev, I. Tsygulev, Schlumberger
1130-1155 189850 Completions Qualifying Diversion in Multi Clusters Horizontal Well Hydraulic Fracturing in Haynesville Shale Using Water Hammer Analysis, Step-down Test and Microseismic Data. M.L. Panjaitan, Schlumberger Well Services; A.T. Moriyama, D.B. McMillan, A. Dunaeva, Schlumberger; L. Delaney Rutledge, Louisiana Technology University; J. Xu, Schlumberger Oilfield Services; S. Parkhonyuk, Schlumberger Well Services; A. Kabanik, Schlumberger; R.V. Korkin, Schlumberger R&D Inc.; M. Warren, V. Shanmugam, Aethon Energy
Alternate 189884 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Mapping Proppant Distribution in Hydraulic Fractures in Cased Wellbores Using Low Frequency Downhole Electrical Measurements P. Zhang, M.K. Sen, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin; J. Gabelmann, D. Glowka, E-Spectrum Technologies, Inc
08:30 - 12:00
08  Case Histories Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Martin Rylance - BP Exploration, Joram Hadden - Sierra Resources, LLC
The Case History session is an opportunity to share in lessons learned from successes and failures of field implementation. This is where Hydraulic Fracturing always learns the most. This session will provide invaluable insight to the tremendous advances in completion efficiency and productivity we have seen this year.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 189838 Completions KEYNOTE: Case History of Completion Optimization in the Utica

C.L. Cipolla, C.J. Gilbert, A. Sharma, J. LeBas, Hess Corp.
0915-0940 189880 Completions Mining the Bakken II - Pushing the Envelope with Extreme Limited Entry Perforating P.M. Weddle, L.G. Griffin, C.M. Pearson, Liberty Resources LLC
0940-1010 189860 Completions Active Well Defense in the Bakken: Case Study of a Ten-Well Frac Defense Project, McKenzie County, ND
P.A. Bommer, M.A. Bayne, Abraxas Petroleum Corp.
1040-1105 189865 Completions The San Andres Play: Observations and Challenges in Horizontal Wells on the Central Basin Platform, Permian Basin F. Alimahomed, E. Haddad, E.I. Velez, Schlumberger; R. Foster, T. Downing, C. Seth, Triumph Exploration; S. Melzer, W. Downing, Melzer Consulting
1105-1130 189868 Completions Optimization of Bakken Well Completions in a Multivariate World W.P. Scanlan, K.J. Pierskalla, D.W. Sobernheim, Keane Group; J. Christian, Sinclair Oil Corp.; R. Dutta, A. Sharma, Drilling Info, Inc.; S. Siegel, Drilling Info; B. Zhang, Quantico Energy Solutions; W.F. Boykin, NuTech Energy Alliance
1130-1155 189893 Completions Case Studies of High Viscosity Friction Reducers (HVFR) in the STACK Play
K. Dahlgren, B. Green, B. Williams, J. Inscore, Devon Energy Corporation; M. Van Domelen, A. Fenton, Downhole Chemical Solutions
Alternate 189869 Completions Stimulation Design and Treatment in the Sycamore Formation of the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province Area of the Anadarko Basin

J. Jackson, Ward Petroleum Corp.; J. Calvin, B.T. Drake, Halliburton
10:10 - 10:40

Friday, January 26

08:00 - 17:00
TC05  Hydraulic Fracturing-Design and Treatment Montgomery C
2-day Session
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.
08:00 - 17:00
TC06  Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production Montgomery A
2-day Session
This course acquaints participants with the basics of oil and gas shale evaluation and current shale selection, well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale reservoirs. The interactive format includes field data, current approaches and use of technologies suited for shale developments. Technologies include logging, frac interval selection, multistage fracturing in horizontal wells, and a summary of field data from many shale plays.
08:00 - 17:00
TC07  Water Treating for Hydraulic Fracturing Montgomery B
2-day Session
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. Fluid characteristics are then described. The unique features of hydraulic fracturing fluids are given and compared to those of conventional oil and gas and fluids from other industries such as starch manufacture, pulp and paper, and food and beverage. Throughout the course, field experiences, practical issues, and field performance of equipment is presented.