An Overview of Multistage Completion Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing
Shales and other low-permeability formations require multistage completions, hydraulic fracturing, and horizontal wells to produce at economic rates. This course focuses on the multistage completion systems that are used in these applications, including plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems (frac sleeves), and coiled tubing-activated systems (annular fracturing). Participants will learn the different types of multistage completion options and how they compare in different applications. They will also get an overview of low-permeability plays and learn the basics of hydraulic fracturing and refracturing.
- An overview of applications that require multistage hydraulic fracturing
- The basics of hydraulic fracturing and refracturing theory and design
- Evolution of multistage completions
- Wellbore completion options for multistage hydraulic fracturing
- Plug-and-perf completions
- Ball-activated completion systems (frac sleeves)
- Coiled-tubing-activated completions systems (annular fracturing)
- New multistage completion technologies
- Benefits and considerations for each completion system
- Application specific solutions for wellbore completion design
- Refracturing options for existing wells
- Identify the different types of multistage completions
- Recognize the benefits and considerations for each type of completion system
- Use knowledge gained to select completion based on their specific application
- Understand basic theory and design of fracturing and refracturing wells
At the end of this course, participants will be able to:
Introductory to Intermediate
In the last decade new production from shales and other low-permeability reservoirs that require multistage hydraulic fracturing has significantly influenced the price and supply of hydrocarbons. The success of these plays in North America has operators around the globe trying to identify similar reservoirs. In order to replicate these results in new plays and implement a more sustainable and improved approach to unconventional resource development in existing plays, it is important to understand and recognize the multiple options and challenges of multistage completion systems in these types of wells.
Who Should Attend
This course is designed for all Oil & Gas Industry professionals involved in planning, drilling, completing, hydraulic fracturing, asset management, and operating wells with multistage hydraulic fracturing that want a better understanding of the different completion options available for this application.
0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.
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