Oil & Gas Training
and Competency Development
Competency Management system SLB NEXT

Hydraulic Fracturing Applications

This 5-day course discusses, at skilled level, the hydraulic fracturing process, detailing Design Methodology, Execution & Quality Control and Evaluation. Acid Fracturing is also discussed. Upon completion of the course, Participants will be able to integrate multi-disciplinary teams to select well candidates for fracturing, establish fracturing objectives and discuss with Service Companies the full Design-Execution-Evaluation process.

The course includes numerous exercises to help the understanding of concepts and their practical application.


Nodal Analysis software (Pipesim) and specialized software (FracCADE) are used during the course to illustrate examples and facilitate the understanding of concepts.

Day 1

Hydraulic Fracturing Candidate Selection

1.1: Welcome

1.2: 1st Day quiz

1.3: Overview of Fracturing Treatments

1.4: Selection of Candidates

1.5: Geomechanics

1.6: Fracturing Treatment Objectives

Day 2

Fracturing Models and Fracturing Fluids

2.1: Micro-frac & Step-Rate Testing

2.2: Hydraulic Fracturing Models

2.3: Near Wellbore Geometry

2.4: Fracturing Fluids

Day 3

Hydraulic Fracturing Design

3.1: Fracturing Fluids Leak-off

3.2: Proppants

3.3: Fracture Treatment Design

Day 4

Calibration Treatment and Production Prediction

4.1: Log data

4.2: Minifrac

4.3: Production Prediction

4.4: Re-fracturing

4.5: Tip Screen Out

Day 5

Acid Fracturing, Fracture Evaluation, Quality Control

5.1: Acid Fracturing

5.2: Perforation Requirements

5.3: Fracture Mapping (case studies)

5.4: Fracture Evaluation

5.5: Supervision and Quality Control

5.6: Last Day quiz

5.7: Round Table

Learning activity mix

Drilling, Completion, Production and Reservoir Engineers in need to improve their expertise in Hydraulic Fracturing.

Basic concepts of Reservoir Engineering and Well Productivity, and exposure to fracturing operations. 

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