This course will begin with a brief introduction to frac packing and how it evolved into the standard completion for cased hole sand control. Participants will review the fundamentals of fracturing with a detailed discussion of defined terms that are used in both hard rock and soft rock fracturing; these terms have specific meaning in the context of frac-pack environments, but are different within the hard rock fracturing community.
This course provides a hands-on intensive overview of NSI Technologies’ StimPlan&trade Version 8; fracture design/analysis software with detailed examples and data files provided to participants. This course covers the essential elements of using StimPlan&trade Version 8; effectively including loading logs, defining geologic layering for simulations, input of fluid and proppant data, as well as performing a gridded 3-D simulation. Topics include log analysis for modulus and stress, simulation of multi-frac horizontal wells, and frac-pack simulations.
Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing/Applied Fracture Pressure Analysis
This three day NSI Technologies course is designed for engineers involved in detailed design and analysis of hydraulic fracture treatments. A good understanding of, and familiarity with, fracturing fundamentals, materials selection (fluids/ proppant), and applications is required. Emphasis is placed on analyzing fracturing pressure data during pumping, and during the subsequent pressure decline, and use of this data to recognize common problems.
This five-day course emphasizes the multi-disciplinary nature of hydraulic fracturing, covering the “Reservoir Engineering” aspects, integrated with the “Fracture Mechanics” aspects, and coupled with “Operational” considerations. This integration is absolutely necessary in order to present how to recognize opportunities for fracturing from hard rock tight gas, to offshore “frac-pack” completions, to multi-fractured horizontal shale wells.
StimPlan™ is a complete software solution for hydraulic fracture design, analysis and optimization.