SC 05: Basics of Multi-fractured Deviated Wells for Conventional and Unconventional Wells (SPE)
Monday, 12 June 2023, 9:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m. | Denver, Colorado
This course delivers industry experience from both successes and failures, and links the learnings into basic influences of geology, geomechanics, and formation flow.
Development or re-development of reservoirs with multi-fractured deviated or horizontal wells (MFHW) has changed the landscape of well design and operation in the last three decades. Both on-shore and off-shore examples of MFHWs have added to the knowledge of advantages, disadvantages and necessary changes to design and operations to make these wells more efficient.
- Introduction – Examples of successful and un-successful Multi-Fractured Deviated Wells.
- Basics of formation and well flow that drive well orientation, spacing and stimulation.
- Pad layout and Simultaneous Operations (SYMOPS) basics.
- Well architecture: hole size, casing & coupling options, build angle, extended reach, etc.
- Cementing in vertical and horizontal wells – the good, bad and necessities for success.
- Completion and stimulation options and effect on well performance.
- Stimulation flowback, brine use and water handling and re-use.
- Artificial lift from highly deviated wells – efficiency, what works and what does not.
- Common areas of production system failures and how to prevent problems.
- Fracture driven interactions (aka “Frac Hits”); cause, effects, and recovery.
- Recompletion and repair methods.
- Fee: Member $750 / Nonmember $950 / Student $300
- Limit: 40 Attendees
- Includes: One-day course with lecture, access to SPE's Learning Management System, class exercises and discussion, morning and afternoon refreshments and lunch. .08 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) are awarded for this one-day course.
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St