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E-457 - Basic Hydraulic Fracturing

E-457 - Basic Hydraulic Fracturing

5 days
PRO/HYDFRACE
Sessions
This course is not scheduled.
Who should attend?

Audience

    • Drilling, completion or production engineers, supervisors, laboratory staff, not specialized in wellbore treatment.

Level

  • Foundation
  • This course provides a comprehensive overview of hydraulic fracturing operations.
Learning Objectives
  • Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:
  • identify the impact of fracturing parameters on well productivity,
  • design hydraulic fracturing operations: materials, equipment and procedures used for fracturing,
  • supervise the hydraulic fracturing operations,
  • assess and measure the success of these operations.
Course Content

INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

0.5 day

  • Productivity index, skin effect, flow efficiency.
  • Damage in the formation and in the pack.
  • Candidate selection.

DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESS

0.5 day

  • In situ stress, fracture orientation and fracture propagation.
  • Different types of pressures: net pressure, tortuosity, friction.
  • Fluid leak-off, slurry efficiency, dimensionless fracture conductivity.

FRACTURING FLUIDS, PROPPANTS & FRACTURE CONDUCTIVITY

1 day

  • Types of fracturing fluids.
  • Types of proppants.
  • Fluid and proppant selection.

INPUT & FRACTURE DESIGN

1 day

  • Requirement for fracture design.
  • Fracture growth analysis.
  • Hydraulic fracturing models.

EQUIPMENT & PLACEMENT TECHNIQUES

1 day

  • Surface pumping equipment.
  • Placement techniques in vertical and horizontal wells.
  • Planning and executing operation.

FLOW BACK, FRACTURE MAPPING & POST-JOB ANALYSIS

0.75 day

  • Flow back techniques: wellhead isolation tool, frac valve.
  • Mapping: well test, tracer and micro-seismic.
  • Post-job evaluation.
  • Environmental considerations
CONCLUSION, ASSESSMENT & FEEDBACK 0.25 day

Ways & Means
  • Numerous videos and animations.
  • Practical exercises.