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

Training Courses


Training Courses are not included in the workshop registration fee.
 

 

Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions

22 January 2018

Instructors: Neal Nagel, 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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Multistage Completions, Fracturing, and Refracturing in Shales

22 January 2018 

Instructors: W. Aaron Burton, Sergey Kotov

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.

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Designer of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations

22 January 2018

Instructors: Dennis Dria, 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 is assumed.

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Fracturing Fundamentals for Non-Fracers

22 January 2018

Instructor: Carl Montgomery

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".

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Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing, and Production

26-27 January 2018 

Instructor: George King

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.

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Water Treating for Hydraulic Fracturing

26-27 January 2018

Instructors: John M. Walsh, Kris Bansal

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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Hydraulic Fracturing - Design and Treatment

26-27 January 2018 

Instructors: Michael Smith, 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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