Technologies in Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies Term Paper

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For G&G personnel, it will provide an ability to recognize very early in the evaluation process the potential for fracturing to improve potential target formations, as well as learning what types of formations make the best targets for fracture stimulation.

Hydraulic Fracturing -- Design and Treatment

Michael B. Smith • 9 -- 10 February

This 2-day post-conference course provides a sound engineering approach to fracture treatment design. It covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. The material also includes a thorough discussion of fluid/proppant selection and ancillary fracturing topics such as how to perforate for a frac treatment and how to select appropriate diagnostics.


The SPE Conference I recently attended from February 6 to 8, 2012, at the Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel and Convention Center, the Woodlands, Texas, covered shale fracturing, soft rock fracturing, fracture diagnostics, fracture materials, fracture conductivity, fracture modeling and microseismic.
A number of innovative products were demonstrated that hold significant promise for improved three-dimensional modeling. In addition, new applications of distributed acoustic sensing of multiple fractures in horizontal wells, and other exciting developments in hydraulic fracturing technologies indicate that interest is increasing and researchers continue to build on the growing body of knowledge concerning hydraulic fracturing. Finally, the studies reviewed and presentations that were attended provided me with a valuable snapshot of the latest in hydraulic fracturing technologies and hard- and digital-copies of the reviewed studies, as….....

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