Geomechanics for Hydraulic Fracturing

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Course Objectives

Learn to:

  • Apply theories of fracture geometry and propagation
  • Improve decisions made when designing a hydraulic fracturing job
  • Determine how hydraulic fracturing can be optimized

Course Length: 3 days

Delivery Locations

  • See online schedule
  • Customer on-site course available

Who Should Attend

Personnel involved in drilling and completion optimization, and reservoir behavior.

  • Earth Scientists
  • Geologists
  • Geophysicists
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers

Course Description

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 basic theory of fracture geometry and propagation, and elements of fracture design, the participants 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 geometry
  • Fracture conductivity
  • Fracture diagnostics and job monitoring
  • Hydraulic fracturing modeling

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