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SC05 Mini Frac (DFIT) Applications for the Unconventional

Sponsored by: SPE

Sunday, 19 June 2022, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.  |  Houston, Texas

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Who Should Attend

course is aimed at all the technical staff such as reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists, geophysicists, and geologists who are involved in well production/injection optimization of the unconventional and hydraulic frac design.


  • Obtain a quick overview on well test analysis techniques
  • Understand the benefits of the DFIT and what reservoir parameters and rock mechanic parameters could be obtained
  • Why DFIT is frequently combined with Step-up and/or step-down tests
  • Learn the applications of the (DFIT) or Mini Frac to meet the requirements of the AER
  • Learn how to extract parameters from DFIT used for frac design
  • Learn how to design DFIT to ensure conclusive results are obtained

Course Content

Offer the most practical applications of the Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFIT). The DFIT has become an essential tool to obtain reservoir information that cannot be obtained using conventional Pressure Transient Test (PTA); such as flow and buildup tests. Also, useful information obtained from the DFIT analysis are critical to the design of hydraulic frac treatment. Test interpretations including pre-frac closure and after closure analysis will be discussed in details; both the theory and practical applications. The application of DFIT is extended to cap rock integrity testing. Several case studies will be reviewed using commercial software.


Members $750
Non-Members $950
Students $300
Room Assignment
George R. Brown Convention Center
Attendee Limit:
40 People
Educational Credits:
0.8 CEU
Digital Course Material
1-day course with lecture
Access to SPE's Learning Management System
Class exercises and discussion
Morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch


SC05 Mini Frac (DFIT) Applications for the Unconventional
George R. Brown Convention Center
1001 Avenida De Las Americas
Houston, Texas 77010
United States
(713) 853-8000


Saad Ibrahim
Saad Ibrahim Petro Management Group Ltd
Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng, president of Petro Management Group Ltd. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas Industry as a worldwide highly recognized engineering consultant and a distinguished instructor. He also completed a post-graduate program with the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The focus of Mr. Ibrahim’s experience lies in the area of Reservoir management, and well test planning/analysis. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of APEGA and SPE.