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    Frac Packing Course

    This 5-day course discusses the purpose of frac packing as a well completion technology.

    The course discusses in-depth concepts concerning hydraulic fracturing, geomechanics and sand control techniques.

    The course starts with a revision of sand control techniques, emphasising the application of different sand control methods taking into consideration formation properties, well geometries and production targets. A throughout discussion of geomechanics, applied to hydraulic fracturing, sets the basis for the understanding of frack packing design. During the last two days of the course it is explained how to select fracturing fluids and proppants. The course ends with the explanation of methods to prepare, supervise and evaluate frac paks and predict production.


    At the end of the course, participants will be able to join multi-disciplinary teams to select wells candidates for frac packing and discuss with service suppliers the design of these operations and colaborate in their supervision.

    Day 1
    • Introduction
    • 1st day quiz
    • Introduction to OH vs. CH Sandface technique selection
    • CH sand exclusion
    • Basic concepts of petroleum rock mechanics
    • Frac initiation
    • Near wellbore geometry
    • Fracture containment
    • Frac growth analysis
    • Fracturing treatment objectives
    • Microfrac and SRT
    • Hydraulic Fracturing models
    Day 2
    • Fracturing fluids
    • Fracturing fluids leak-off
    • Frac Pack technique
    • Proppants
    Day 3
    • Wellbore Geomechanics Fundamentals
    • Rock Mechanics Testing and Modeling
    • Well Stability Analysis
    • Geomechanical Stability Analysis for high permeability formations
    Day 4
    • Tip screen out
    • Perforating requirements
    • Alternate Path
    • Sand Control Evaluation
    Day 5
    • Quality control and supervision
    • Production Prediction
    • Last Day Quiz

    Reservoir engineers, production engineers, completion engineers and other personnel in need to deal with sand control methodology, and frac packing in particular.

    Participants need basic concepts of production engineering and well completions. However, exposure to hydraulic fracturing is not required because the course deeply discusses these concepts.

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