Hydraulic Fracturing in Horizontal Wells


Hydraulic Fracturing in Horizontal Wells
Event on 2016-07-26 08:30:00
Instructor: Dr. Jennifer Miskimins (Colorado School of Mines) The fee includes refreshments, workbook, and PDH certificate This two-day short course focuses on the challenges and issues that arise when hydraulic fracturing operations are conducted in horizontal wells, as compared to vertical systems. The mechanics of completion and diversion techniques and tools, such as plug-n-perf and sliding sleeves, will be discussed, along with the pros and cons of these various horizontal well completion systems. In-situ stress profiles and their effects on transverse and longitudinal fracture growth, both near wellbore and far-field, will be addressed. Stress shadowing and the resulting impacts on cluster and stage spacing will be reviewed. Proppant and fluid selection, proppant transport, and the conductivity requirements will be discussed. The application of diagnostics, such as DFIT’s and geometric measurements (tracers, microseismic, fiberoptics, etc.) will be reviewed, along with how the results can be integrated for enhancing future treatments. Other topics include: perforating, fracture clean-up, flowback, brittleness, enhanced permeability volumes, treatment optimization, and post-treatment analysis. All disciplines are welcome to attend the course, however, a basic understanding of hydraulic fracturing should already be in place prior to enrollment. The Instructor: Dr. Miskimins holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering. Prior to joining CSM, she worked for Marathon Oil Company in a variety of locations. Dr. Miskimins is the founder and past Director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium at CSM. She teaches a variety of short courses including completions and stimulation classes. She is a member of SPE, SPWLA, and AAPG and was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011 and 2013-2014.

at Colorado School of Mines
1500 Illinois St
Golden, United States

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