Principles of Hydraulic Fracturing - Dr. Jennifer Miskimins

Course Objectives:

This three-day short course is directed at engineering and geoscience professionals involved in hydraulic fracture stimulation of oil and gas wells. The primary focus is stimulation design for tight gas and unconventional reservoirs, but the topics covered apply generally to hydraulic fracture stimulation of all reservoirs. Specific topics include rock mechanics, stresses, modeling, perforating for stimulation, fracture fluid rheology, predicting conductivity, pre-treatment injection tests, proppant transport, and horizontal well stimulation. The main course objective is to review and discuss topics critical for optimizing hydraulic fracturing treatments.

What Participants Can Resonably Expect to Learn:

An emphasis is placed on fracturing treatment design and the input data required to optimize such treatments. The course stresses the interrelationships between data and disciplines in fracture design optimization.

Who should attend?

The course is primarily intended to offer an introduction to hydraulic fracture design and optimization. Those new to the industry, new to hydraulic fracturing completions, or just interested in a refresher on hydraulic fracturing concepts will benefit most from the course.

Course Outline:

  • Hydraulic fracturing theory and practice
  • Modeling fracture geometry
  • Fracture model input data
  • Log processing and calibration
  • Pre-frac injection tests
  • Perforating for stimulation
  • Modeling frac fluid rheology and leakoff
  • Proppant transport
  • Predicting final fracture conductivity
  • Unconventional reservoir stimulation
  • Horizontal well stimulation
  • Damage and water block effects on production

Dr. Jennifer L. Miskimins is a Senior Consulting Engineer with Barree & Associates. Prior to joining the company in 2012, she was an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines for over ten years and was the founder and director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium. Dr. Miskimins holds BS (1990), MS (2000), and PhD (2002) degrees in petroleum engineering. Before joining Mines, she worked for Marathon Oil Company for eight years as a production engineer in a variety of field locations. She specializes in well completions, stimulation, formation damage, and production issues. Dr. Miskimins was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer in 2010-2011 on hydraulic fracturing in unconventional reservoirs, and will serve a second Distinguished Lecturer term in 2013-2014.

G103133Q Mar 19 - 21 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Wed,Thu,Fri  $1,500.00
($1,525.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 1 21.0 Hours

Course Canceled!

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