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E-457 - Basic Hydraulic Fracturing

5 jours PRO/HYDFRACE
Niveau
Fondamentaux
Public
  • Drilling, completion or production engineers, supervisors, laboratory staff, not specialized in wellbore treatment
Finalité
  • To provide a comprehensive overview of hydraulic fracturing operations
Objectifs
  • 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
Les + pédagogiques
  • Numerous videos and animations
  • Practical exercises
Observation
See also the course “Wellbore Treatments” (E-455)

INTRODUCTION TO HYDRAULIC FRACTURING 0.5 jour
  • Productivity index, skin effect, flow efficiency
  • Damage in the formation and in the pack
  • Candidate selection
DESCRIPTION OF THE PROCESS 0.5 jour
  • 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 AND FRACTURE CONDUCTIVITY 1 jour
  • Types of fracturing fluids
  • Types of proppants
  • Fluid and proppant selection
INPUT AND FRACTURE DESIGN 1 jour
  • Requirement for fracture design
  • Fracture growth analysis
  • Hydraulic fracturing models
EQUIPMENT AND PLACEMENT TECHNIQUES 1 jour
  • Surface pumping equipment
  • Placement techniques in vertical and horizontal wells
  • Planning and executing operation
FLOW BACK, FRACTURE MAPPING AND POST-JOB ANALYSIS 0.5 jour
  • Flow back techniques: wellhead isolation tool, frac valve
  • Mapping: well test, tracer and micro-seismic
  • Post-job evaluation
QUIZ, ASSESSMENT AND FEEDBACK 0.5 jour