Completions and Stimulation for Geologists (and other non-petroleum engineering discipline)

Course Description:

This one-day short course provides a basic understanding of completion and stimulation techniques for geoscientists and other non-petroleum engineering disciplines. The design of wells, from casing schematics through initial stimulation, is covered. The course approaches these topics from a multidisciplinary viewpoint to facilitate the input of geological and petrophysical components into completion and stimulation operations.

What Participants Can Reasonably Expect to Learn:

An emphasis is put on definitions and terminology common to completions and stimulation operations. Why certain completion and stimulation techniques are chosen in certain reservoirs versus others is also reviewed. Data and information that should be considered and shared by all disciplines is discussed.

Who Should Attend?

The course is designed specifically for geoscientists and non-petroleum engineers who work with petroleum engineers or who are active in the completion, stimulation, and production of oil and gas reservoirs. All levels of experience have benefited during past courses.

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.


1. Introduction

2. Completion Types
a. Open hole
b. Cased hole

3. Tubing and Tubing Selection

4. Completion Equipment
a. Packers
b. Bridge plugs
c. Seating nipples
d. Sliding sleeves

5. Perforating
a. Process
b. Types
c. Methods

6. Formation Damage

7. Acidizing
a. Types
b. Selection
c. Procedures

8. Hydraulic Fracturing
a. Rock mechanics
b. Stresses
c. Fracturing fluids
d. Proppants
e. Conductivity
f. Execution

G106133Q Mar 24 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Mon  $375.00
($400.00 out-of-state)
Midland College PPDC Building
Registered: 1 7.0 Hours

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