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Hydraulic Fracturing (Objectives, Models and Near-wellbore Geometry) - RILS

This is a virtual course under Remote Instructor Led Series (RILS), delivered in two half-days in daily 4-hour sessions. The course describes fundamentals of Hydraulic Fracturing, focusing in Hydraulic Fracturing Objectives in Low and High Permeabilities, the most common Hydraulic Fracturing Models and the geometries obtained at the near-wellbore, discussing negative effects and the ways to prevent them. 

Being a practical application of these fundamentals, the course includes series of training exercises, pedagogically executed, that can be used in the future as guidelines to solve real challenges.

Softcopies of the slides will be sent to the Attendants. The Attendants will have to print hardcopies to be used during the lecture; formulas and exercises will be provided electronically in the form of a toolbox - a Practical Companion to Hydraulic Fracturing (Objectives, Models and Near-wellbore Geometry).

A pre-course quiz will be electronically sent to the Attendants to enable the Instructor to adjust the lecture to optimum effciency, and a last-day quiz will measure improvement.

At the end of the course, Attendants will become conversant in these topics of Hydraulic Fracturing.

Day 1
  • Introduction to the course
  • Basic concepts (Non-dimensional Fracture Conductivity and Equivalente Wellbore Radius)
  • Fracturing objectives in low permeability formations
  • Fracturing objectives in high permeability formations
  • Fracturing Models in 2D and P3D
  • Exercises related to these topics
Day 2
  • Near-wellbore effects and fracture geometry
  • Effect of Perforations
  • Tortuosity 
  • Tortuosity and Pressures
  • Consequences of Tortuosity
  • Prevention of turtuosity
  • Horizontal wells
  • Multiple fractures
  • Minimizing negative effects
  • Exercises related to these topics
Learning activity mix

Production, Stimulation, Reservoir and Drilling and Completion Engineers, other professionals requiring the fundamentals of the discipline. The course is particularly interesting to new comers and those taking new jobs related to Hydraulic Fracturing and Production Optimization.

Attendants need basic knowledge of oil and gas subsurface production and wel completions, and a degree in a scientificor engineering discipline.

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