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Well Stimulation Workshop: Practical and Applied (Live Online)

April 18 11:00 PM - April 22 3:00 AM CDT



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SCA Well Stimulation Workshop: Practical and Applied (Live Online - 10 Half-Day Sessions / April 18-22 & 25-29, 2022)
$ 3,600.00
30 available

INSTRUCTOR: Gerrit Nitters and Leo Roodhart, PhD
DISCIPLINE: Engineering, Unconventional Reservoirs
COURSE LENGTH: 10 Half-Day Sessions, 11:00PM – 3:00AM CT (40.0 Hours)
April 18-22 & 25-29, 2022
AVAILABILITY: Public, In-House, & Live Online 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND: Senior technologists and middle management, those involved in development planning, economics and production operations, production chemists, well stimulation specialists and well completions design engineers, in conventional as well as unconventional plays including shale gas, coal bed methane, etc. This includes completion, production, reservoir and drilling engineers; economists, asset managers and geologists.

COURSE DESCRIPTIONThis course is designed for those involved in all aspects of inflow performance and well completion/outflow design, and has the emphasis on well stimulation. Obviously, to be able to make decisions it is important to understand the characteristics of the “drainage volume” in relation to the well paths. Candidate selection is therefore key and time will be spent discussing candidate selection strategies, how that will affect the inflow performance and consequently, the stimulation design. The course includes acidizing and fracturing design, quality control, conducting the treatment, analyzing pressures and other critical parameters, during and after the treatment.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases. The aim is that the time is spent both on lecturing and students working on case studies divided into teams to evaluate and design stimulation treatments.

Participants are encouraged to bring their own cases. The aim is that the time is spent both on lecturing and students working on case studies divided into teams to evaluate and design stimulation treatments.

  • INTRODUCTION Well Stimulation
  • Introduction and the basics: A brief introduction to what the course will cover and the different stimulation treatments that will be discussed.
  • Inflow/Outflow performance, the basics

The basic principles of well inflow performance need to be understood to make an informed decision on the application of any form of production optimization.

  • Candidate selection

An imaginary oil/gas producing reservoir will be used to identify the best candidates for hydraulic fracturing and/or acidizing treatments based on simple selection criteria

  • Formation damage – causes and remediation

Almost all wells suffer from restrictions to flow caused by nature or invoked by the action of drilling and producing the well.

  • Homework Exercise to select hydraulic fracturing and matrix acidizing candidates from a database
  • Acidizing
  • Acidizing – the chemistry behind it

Treatment with acids is the most common method to restore the natural productivity. Understanding the chemistry of the acidizing process is essential for successful application.

  • Acidizing placement and diversion techniques

Equally important is to make sure that the acid is placed where it is needed.

  • Acidizing treatment design and execution
  • Quiz on candidate selection and acidizing to conclude this section of the course
  • Hydraulic Fracturing – Design
  • Development options and economics using hydraulic fracturing

Hydraulic fracturing is essential for the development of many oil and gas reservoirs, the calculation of the (economically) optimum fracture dimensions is key to success

  • Fracturing fluids and proppants

Selection of fracturing fluids and proppants is one of the first steps in the design of a fracturing treatment. In addition to technical and economical criteria, environmental issues play an important role as well.

  • Fracturing design

Fracturing is a complex process involving the combination of a number of disciplines, such as rock mechanics, reservoir engineering and chemistry.

  • Homework Exercise on simple hydraulic fracturing design by hand
  • Hydraulic Fracturing – Execution
  • Execution procedures and minifrac/DFIT analysis

Hydraulic fracturing operations are usually preceded by a minifrac/datafrac/DFIT test to identify critical design parameters such as Fluid-Efficiency and Net Pressure and to quantify near well bore restrictions.

  • Solving near well bore restrictions

“Well Stimulation: What, Why, and How”


April 18 11:00 PM CDT
April 22 3:00 AM CDT
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REGISTRATION should be made at least one month before the start of a course. It is recommended that participants register early due to limited seating. However, we will accept paid registrations up to the last business day before the class, provided there are seats available. Registrants will receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of registration and will receive complete venue information two weeks prior to the first day of class.

As a reminder: your seat in a course is not confirmed until payment is received.