Principles of Hydraulic Fracturing


Course Objectives

Learn to:

  • Create a simple fracture design
  • Determine the critical elements of the design
  • Make decisions that affect fracture optimization
  • Analyze hydraulic fracturing jobs

Course Length: 3 days

Delivery Locations

  • See online schedule
  • Customer on-site course available

Who Should Attend

Personnel involved in hydraulic fracturing design and execution decisions.

  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Completions Engineers
  • Production Technologists
  • Field Engineers

Course Description

Hydraulic Fracturing has become a primary method for building productive wells. This course covers the principles of hydraulic fracturing analysis and design. Through lecture combined with practical exercises and fracture modeling, this course presents the fundamental principles of hydraulic fracturing together with fracture job execution and fracture diagnostics and job monitoring. Using the basic theory of fracture geometry and propagation, and elements of fracture design, the attendees will understand hydraulic fracturing design, selection of proppant and fracture fluid, and the decisions made to create a fracture plan and fracture optimization.

Topics include:

  • Reservoir and fluids
  • Mechanical rock and fluid loss properties
  • Completions
  • Fracturing fluids and materials
  • Fracture a geometry
  • Fracture conductivity
  • Fracture diagnostics and job monitoring
  • Hydraulic fracturing modeling

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