7 February, 2022
8 months
Hydraulic Fracturing. Basic Course

Hydraulic fracturing is one of the main methods of increasing oil recovery. With the gradual development of current hydrocarbon reserves and the involvement of hard-to-recover reserves in development, the number of hydraulic fracturing operations increases. The importance of hydraulic fracturing is evidenced by the fact that a “shale revolution” in the USA c. Understanding the basics and physics could not occur without it. Understanding the hydraulic fracturing basics as well technology and materials required for the HF operations will be useful for those specialists who encounter hydraulic fracturing in their professional activities. 

The course presents the theoretical foundations of hydraulic fracturing: goals, objectives, evolution, hydraulic fracturing fluids and proppants. Parameters affecting the fracturing process and fracture are described. The mathematical models that are used for modelling are analyzed. Special attention is paid to the HF Field application. The stages of operations preceding the hydraulic fracturing are described: well preparation, conducting and analyzing test injections, geomechanical model calibration, changes to the initial processing parameters. Also, special attention will be paid to the equipment utilized for HF processes. 

The tasks of optimizing the design of hydraulic fracturing according to a unified methodology for calculating the optimal parameters of fracturing (Unified Fracture Design) with subsequent practical work on the creation of a processing design are presented. Approaches to the analysis of hydraulic fracturing pressure to clarify the crack parameters, as well as geomechanical and filtration-capacitance properties of the formation, are described. 

Meet the instructor: 

Denis Vagizovich Kashapov – Hydraulic Fracturing General Manager, Frac Gradient, LLC and Ufa State Technology Petroleum University associate professor, Digital Technologies of Petroleum Fields Development and Operations Department. 

Mr Kashapov graduated from Bauman Moscow State Technical University.

He has more than 10-years of experience in international and national petroleum companies (Schlumberger, RN-UfaNIPIneft LLC, CET-MIPT LLC, RN-BashNIPIneft LLC).  

He is an expert in hydraulic fracturing, extensive engineering and scientific experience in unconventional reservoirs development (Bazhen, Domanik formations). 

Author of many scientific papers and technical research in the field of hydraulic fracturing. 

How to attend: 

Registration is available here. 

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All the sessions will be in Russian. 

Sessions will be held each Tuesday, at 1400 (Moscow Time Zone) 

First Session – 24 March 2022. 

The course is free for SPE members. 

if you are not an SPE member you may join here. 

Once your SPE membership is active you may register for the course and make the most of other SPE benefits. 

Students, PhD Students and professionals are welcome to attend the course. 

E-seats are limited.

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