Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment, Design and Evaluation

Course Description

As part of stimulation techniques, hydraulic fracturing is a key component for enhancing hydrocarbon production. The latest evolution of hydraulic fracturing includes the success of unconventional shale gas development in the USA. This course will provide a foundation on the concept of hydraulic fracturing, why it is used, and how it works. The course will cover, but is not limited to, the following topics:

  • Introduction
  • Fracture geometry optimization
  • Fracture design models: 2D and 3D solutions
  • Selection of fracturing fluid and additives
  • Selection of proppant
  • Design methodology
  • Field execution

Learning Level

Introductory to Intermediate

Why Attend

To understand the relationship between Reservoir Engineering, Production Engineering, and Hydraulic Fracturing, this course provides comprehensive knowledge. Upon completion of this course, participants will understand the reasons why hydraulic fracturing is utilised, be capable of designing simple hydraulic fracturing jobs, comprehend the necessary preparations for executing the treatment, and possess the ability to evaluate, comment on, and revise Service Company Fracturing proposals or analysis.

Who Attends

Production and Reservoir Engineers involved in Production Optimization or Production Enhancement Program.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be received no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Refunds will not be given due to no show situations.

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SPE reserves the right to cancel or re-schedule courses at will. Notification of changes will be made as quickly as possible; please keep this in mind when arranging travel, as SPE is not responsible for any fees charged for cancelling or changing travel arrangements.

We reserve the right to substitute course instructors as necessary.


Areiyando Makmun has over 25 years of experience in Production Technology and the Hydraulic Fracturing domain. Before joining Pertamina 2 years ago, he spent 23 years of his career with Schlumberger, primarily on international assignments in 8 different countries. He has conducted numerous courses for NeXT Training Schlumberger as well as IATMI. He possesses strong expertise not only in the technical aspects of stimulation but also in field and operational experiences. Many attendees have expressed their satisfaction, giving his course a perfect rating of 5 out of 5, as they are able to design and understand fracturing upon completion.