SPE/ICoTA Workshop: Refracturing Through Optimized Interventions 9 - 10 Oct 2018 Hyatt Regency Hill Country San Antonio, Texas, USA


Monday, October 08

08:00 - 17:00
Training Course: Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production
Ticketed Event
Instructor(s) George E. 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.


  • Candidate selection criteria to identify shale “sweet spots”

  • Complex fractures and role of geomechanics

  • Well orientation, optimum length and perf cluster design

  • Optimizing well completions and stimulations

  • Fracturing risk estimation: strengths and areas to improve

  • Water sources, treatment, reuse and disposal

  • Predicting production, estimating decline and well start-up suggestions

  • Surface equipment and production operations

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