Training and Events

 

February 8, 2019 / StimPlan Version 8 User Course w/ J.Y. Deng – The Woodlands, TX

$500 USD

Course will be held at The Westin at The Woodlands – 2 Waterway Square Pl, The Woodlands, TX 77380

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.

Developed by fracturing industry expert and innovator Dr. Michael B. Smith, StimPlan™ is the global leading software solution for hydraulic fracture design, analysis and optimization. StimPlan™ is known for having the industry’s most rigorous geometry models, the most advanced 30 finite element simulation, and the most accurate results used by the world’s largest oil and gas companies.

Key Version 8 elements that will be highlighted in this course:

– Interface Overhaul -based on user feedback overhaul includes dynamic dialogs for improved intuitive workflow

– Sensitivity Studies -expanded batch capabilities for improved sensitivity studies

– Shift Geologic Layering -new input allowing for geologic layering shifts allowing for the creation of a new geologic model for each stage

– Analysis -Added spherical flow analysis and improved type curve analysis to After Closure Analysis feature

– Reservoir Simulation Compatibility-direct output of gridded fracture simulation results into reservoir simulators like Well Whiz, Halliburton·s Quiklook, and CMG

– StimPlan™ 30 Simulations -expanded finite element techniques for improved accuracy

– StimPlan™ Shale -Discrete Fracture Network Reservoir Simulations create an improved simulation of the natural fractured reservoir while Stage-to-Stage Interference inputs allow for state-to-stage interference simulation

– Expanded Help Function -engineering help added [e.g., pre-frac test design] in addition to traditional StimPlan software help

– Improved Search Function and Auto save

– StimPlan™ Mobile -enter, review and analyze data from your mobile device

– Cloud Server Option -cloud server option allows for improved simulation time however local server option is still available

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

April 16 – 18, 2019 / Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing w/Mike Smith – Houston, TX

$2800 USD

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.
A wide range of real field problems will be tackled in the practical sessions (which comprise more than 50% of the course)

The “workshop” format for this course uses examples of actual problem wells from various environments. These examples place emphasis on 3-D fracture modeling for analysis/design, and the sessions are conducted using NSI’s fracture simulators StimPlan. The course includes NSI’s comprehensive manual, augmented with special material discussing fracturing in complex formations. This also includes multiple, detailed, solved case histories ranging from Australian tight gas wells, to Gulf of Mexico “frac-packs”, to North Sea tip screenout (TSO) treatments.

Practical applications during the week are built on complete, detailed, real field problems. This format, used very successfully in other courses, enables participants to work with many real field examples and thus gain a deeper understanding of the subject in a short time.

Participants are encouraged to bring data sets from their own fractured (or fracture candidate) wells for use in the practical sessions.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

April 22 – 26, 2019 / Hydraulic Fracturing w/ Carl Montgomery – Houston, TX

$3750 USD

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.

Also covered is how to estimate required data for planning and preparing preliminary job designs, how to design, perform, and analyze pre-frac tests, and finally how to arrive at an “optimum” final design. Along with an Introduction to Fracturing, the course covers Reservoir Response, Rock Stresses, Fracture Geometry, Fracture Pressure Analysis, Fracture Fluid & Proppant Selection, Multi – Fractured Horizontal Wells, and Field Application & Quality Control.

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

April 30 – May 1, 2019 / StimPlan Version 8 User Course w/ J.Y. Deng – Houston, TX

$750 USD

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.

Developed by fracturing industry expert and innovator Dr. Michael B. Smith, StimPlan™ is the global leading software solution for hydraulic fracture design, analysis and optimization. StimPlan™ is known for having the industry’s most rigorous geometry models, the most advanced 30 finite element simulation, and the most accurate results used by the world’s largest oil and gas companies.

Key Version 8 elements that will be highlighted in this course:

– Interface Overhaul -based on user feedback overhaul includes dynamic dialogs for improved intuitive workflow

– Sensitivity Studies -expanded batch capabilities for improved sensitivity studies

– Shift Geologic Layering -new input allowing for geologic layering shifts allowing for the creation of a new geologic model for each stage

– Analysis -Added spherical flow analysis and improved type curve analysis to After Closure Analysis feature

– Reservoir Simulation Compatibility-direct output of gridded fracture simulation results into reservoir simulators like Well Whiz, Halliburton·s Quiklook, and CMG

– StimPlan™ 30 Simulations -expanded finite element techniques for improved accuracy

– StimPlan™ Shale -Discrete Fracture Network Reservoir Simulations create an improved simulation of the natural fractured reservoir while Stage-to-Stage Interference inputs allow for state-to-stage interference simulation

– Expanded Help Function -engineering help added [e.g., pre-frac test design] in addition to traditional StimPlan software help

– Improved Search Function and Auto save

– StimPlan™ Mobile -enter, review and analyze data from your mobile device

– Cloud Server Option -cloud server option allows for improved simulation time however local server option is still available

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

May 13 – 17, 2019 / Frac Packing for Sand Control w/ David Norman – Houston, TX

$3750 USD

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.

A workflow will be presented that will aid participants in being able to generate a design and procedure for executing frac-pack completions. Class problems are used to reinforce the workflow, assure understanding of specific topics, and generate procedural elements to address known and probable issues. After covering a high-level summary of the entire installation scenario, participants will begin to formulate process stages and procedural elements to make the measurements necessary to calibrate the model, redesign the schedule, and monitor the installation.

There will also be discussion on how to utilize the data collected to identify possible issues. Finally, participants utilize a score card to input key indicators as they review of the planning, design, execution, and evaluation process.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

May 21 – 23, 2019 / Productive Shale Fracturing w/ Michael B. Smith – Denver, CO

$2800 USD

The course emphasizes the unique properties of productive shale formations starting with “What is a productive shale?” Starting there, how do we recognize differences between various shale formations and how do these differences impact selecting appropriate well completion/stimulation procedures.

The course emphasizes how fracturing of horizontal wells has raised geomechanical questions that have never before been of any significant importance to oil & gas production, and will look at how we can answer these questions. These questions include such things as well azimuth, optimum perforation cluster length/separation, optimum number of clusters per stage, vertical position of horizontal well within the formation, …. Finally, how do in situ geomechanical factors affect the risks and what can be done to mitigate these risks.

The course is based on visual aids keyed to NSI’s comprehensive manual. The manual contains the most up-to-date collection of state-of-the-art shale fracturing concepts/practices, and provides an excellent reference for later applications.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

September 16 – 20, 2019 / Frac Packing for Sand Control w/ David Norman – Houston, TX

$3750 USD

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.

A workflow will be presented that will aid participants in being able to generate a design and procedure for executing frac-pack completions. Class problems are used to reinforce the workflow, assure understanding of specific topics, and generate procedural elements to address known and probable issues. After covering a high-level summary of the entire installation scenario, participants will begin to formulate process stages and procedural elements to make the measurements necessary to calibrate the model, redesign the schedule, and monitor the installation.

There will also be discussion on how to utilize the data collected to identify possible issues. Finally, participants utilize a score card to input key indicators as they review of the planning, design, execution, and evaluation process.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

September 17 – 19, 2019 / Productive Shale Fracturing w/ Michael B. Smith – Pittsburgh, PA

$2800 USD

The course emphasizes the unique properties of productive shale formations starting with “What is a productive shale?” Starting there, how do we recognize differences between various shale formations and how do these differences impact selecting appropriate well completion/stimulation procedures.

The course emphasizes how fracturing of horizontal wells has raised geomechanical questions that have never before been of any significant importance to oil & gas production, and will look at how we can answer these questions. These questions include such things as well azimuth, optimum perforation cluster length/separation, optimum number of clusters per stage, vertical position of horizontal well within the formation, …. Finally, how do in situ geomechanical factors affect the risks and what can be done to mitigate these risks.

The course is based on visual aids keyed to NSI’s comprehensive manual. The manual contains the most up-to-date collection of state-of-the-art shale fracturing concepts/practices, and provides an excellent reference for later applications.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

October 21 – 25, 2019 / Hydraulic Fracturing w/ Carl Montgomery – Houston, TX

$3750 USD

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.

Also covered is how to estimate required data for planning and preparing preliminary job designs, how to design, perform, and analyze pre-frac tests, and finally how to arrive at an “optimum” final design. Along with an Introduction to Fracturing, the course covers Reservoir Response, Rock Stresses, Fracture Geometry, Fracture Pressure Analysis, Fracture Fluid & Proppant Selection, Multi – Fractured Horizontal Wells, and Field Application & Quality Control.

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

October 28 – 30, 2019 / Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing w/Mike Smith – Houston, TX

$2800 USD

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.
A wide range of real field problems will be tackled in the practical sessions (which comprise more than 50% of the course)

The “workshop” format for this course uses examples of actual problem wells from various environments. These examples place emphasis on 3-D fracture modeling for analysis/design, and the sessions are conducted using NSI’s fracture simulators StimPlan. The course includes NSI’s comprehensive manual, augmented with special material discussing fracturing in complex formations. This also includes multiple, detailed, solved case histories ranging from Australian tight gas wells, to Gulf of Mexico “frac-packs”, to North Sea tip screenout (TSO) treatments.

Practical applications during the week are built on complete, detailed, real field problems. This format, used very successfully in other courses, enables participants to work with many real field examples and thus gain a deeper understanding of the subject in a short time.

Participants are encouraged to bring data sets from their own fractured (or fracture candidate) wells for use in the practical sessions.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

October 24, 2019 / StimPlan Version 8 User Course w/ Michael B. Smith – Tulsa, OK

$500 USD

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.

Developed by fracturing industry expert and innovator Dr. Michael B. Smith, StimPlan™ is the global leading software solution for hydraulic fracture design, analysis and optimization. StimPlan™ is known for having the industry’s most rigorous geometry models, the most advanced 30 finite element simulation, and the most accurate results used by the world’s largest oil and gas companies.

Key Version 8 elements that will be highlighted in this course:

– Interface Overhaul -based on user feedback overhaul includes dynamic dialogs for improved intuitive workflow

– Sensitivity Studies -expanded batch capabilities for improved sensitivity studies

– Shift Geologic Layering -new input allowing for geologic layering shifts allowing for the creation of a new geologic model for each stage

– Analysis -Added spherical flow analysis and improved type curve analysis to After Closure Analysis feature

– Reservoir Simulation Compatibility-direct output of gridded fracture simulation results into reservoir simulators like Well Whiz, Halliburton·s Quiklook, and CMG

– StimPlan™ 30 Simulations -expanded finite element techniques for improved accuracy

– StimPlan™ Shale -Discrete Fracture Network Reservoir Simulations create an improved simulation of the natural fractured reservoir while Stage-to-Stage Interference inputs allow for state-to-stage interference simulation

– Expanded Help Function -engineering help added [e.g., pre-frac test design] in addition to traditional StimPlan software help

– Improved Search Function and Auto save

– StimPlan™ Mobile -enter, review and analyze data from your mobile device

– Cloud Server Option -cloud server option allows for improved simulation time however local server option is still available

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course*

A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

November 5 – 7, 2019 / Acid Fracturing w/ Carl Montgomery – Houston, TX

$2800 USD

This three-day course provides the physics and design methodology for carbonate acid fracturing. In addition, methods for removing various types of formation and drilling damage will be discussed. The course begins with a brief history of acid fracturing, highlighting the similarities and differences between an acid and propped frac. Participants then discuss rock stresses and the stress limitations of carbonate rocks and the effect of acid-etched width on stress reduction. A hydraulic fracturing model will be developed using StimPlan, and participants will learn about stoichiometry, carbonate acid chemistry, and various acid concentrations. Acid-reaction kinetics with reservoir minerals and how to measure them, in addition to transport mechanisms, fluid loss, and determining wormholing values, will be discussed. Additional course sections include convection mass transfer, diffusion and parallel plate reactions, and acid-etched conductivity.

*Participants will need to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel to each day of this course

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

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April, 2018 / Acid Fracturing Course: Houston, TX