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Hydraulic Fracturing for Geologists
- INSTRUCTOR :
- Randy LaFollette, BJ Services, Tomball, TX
- June 21 - 22, 2012
- Norris Conference Center, Fort Worth, TX
(if purchased individually)
Registration for the entire week is $1,795 for members, $1,895 nonmembers. Goes up to $1895/$1995, and/or individual course prices increase by $50/course day after 5/21/2012. Includes refreshments and buffet lunch each day in addition to course notes.
No refunds for cancellations after 5/21/2012.
- 1.5 CEU What is a CEU?
Who Should Attend
This class will be prepared for geoscientists and other technical disciplines that are not already moderately knowledgeable in the theory and application of hydraulic fracturing to vertical wells in conventional or tight gas sandstone reservoirs.
The main goal of the class is to impart a fundamentally sound understanding of why hydraulic fracturing works, the theory of hydraulic fracture growth and input data needed, the materials used in the process, and basic operational practices. By the end of the class, attendees are expected to be conversant in the vocabulary and concepts of hydraulic fracturing.
The class will begin by describing the fundamental rate equation and demonstrating how its variables drive the principal hydraulic fracturing needs of any particular reservoir. Supplemental geological and geomechanical information needed for improved fracture treatment designs will also be identified and described. Basic fracturing calculations will be addressed, and will include injection rate, fracturing pressure, and hydraulic horsepower calculations. The propagation of hydraulic fractures will be discussed in the context of rock mechanical properties description. Fracturing fluid, proppant, and chemical additive materials and their selection will be covered. Fracturing equipment and its layout on location will be defined by function so that attendees can recognize the functions of the various pieces of equipment on location. Fracturing operational sequences will be described to show the reasons behind the order of pumping sequences. Case studies will be used to highlight the impact of fracturing operations on production outcome.