SPE works with recognized experts in their fields to develop training courses covering a wide range of industry topics. Participants receive 0.8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for one-day courses and 1.6 CEUs for two-day courses.
6 February 2018 | 0800 - 1700 hours
Instructor: 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.
5- 6 February 2018 | 0800 - 1700 hours
Instructor: Pavel Bedrikovetsky
Over the last decade, the scale of produced water re-injection (PWRI) in industry has increased tremendously. PWRI is not only used for disposal purpose but also for voidage replacement and sweep in waterfloods. It is widely acknowledged that if injection under fracturing conditions is allowed, injection water quality specifications can be relieved significantly. However, injection under induced fracturing conditions does not resolve all injectivity issues. The productivity issues during waterflooding are water production, fines migration and oilfield scaling. Similar formation damage problems occur during low-salinity, smart and polymer flooding. Course materials (handouts, numerous exercises, etc.) will be made available to the attendees.