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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

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Course Content

Why Attend

This course delivers industry experience from both successes and failures, and links the learnings into basic influences of geology, geomechanics, and formation flow.

Course Content

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.


George King
Principal, GEK Engineering, PLLC


SC 05: Basics of Multi-fractured Deviated Wells for Conventional and Unconventional Wells (SPE)
Colorado Convention Center
700 14th St
Denver, Colorado 80202
United States