Training and Events

 

October 15 – 19, 2018 / Sand Control Course: Houston, TX

$3750/USD

Led by David Norman

This course will begin with brief introduction to Fracpacking 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 fracpack environments but are different within the hard rock fracturing community.

A workflow will be presented that should aid the participant in being able to generate a design and procedure for executing fracpack 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, re- design the schedule, and monitor the installation. How to utilize the data collected to identify possible issues will be discussed.

Finally participants will walk through a review of the planning, design, execution, and evaluation process putting key indicators that the progress is addressing the appropriate goals and normalized in a Score card.

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

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

October 23 – 24, 2018 / StimPlan User Course: Houston, TX

$750/USD

Led by Dr. J.Y. Deng

This course provides a hands-on intensive overview of NSI Technologies’ StimPlan™ fracture design/analysis software with detailed examples and data files provided to participants. This course covers the essential elements of using StimPlan™ 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. A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

StimPlan™ is a complete and integrated software solution for hydraulic fracture design, analysis and optimization. With a comprehensive integrated toolkit and the industry’s most rigorous geometry models, StimPlan™ helps operators worldwide maximize their well performance while lowering expenditure however complex their reservoir or fracture treatment design.

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

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

October 29 – November 2, 2018 / 5-day Open Hydraulic Fracturing Course: Houston, TX

$3750/USD

Led by Mr. Carl Montgomery

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

November 5 – 9, 2018 / Applied Fracture Pressure Analysis: Houston, TX

$3750/USD

Led by Dr. Michael B. Smith

This 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/E-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 8 – 12, 2019 / 5-day Open Hydraulic Fracturing Course: Houston, TX

$3750/USD

Led by Mr. Carl Montgomery

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 15 – 19, 2019 / Applied Fracture Pressure Analysis: Houston, TX

$3750/USD

Led by Dr. Michael B. Smith

This 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/E-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

May 7 – 8, 2019 / StimPlan User Course: Houston, TX

$750/USD

Led by Dr. Michael B. Smith

This course provides a hands-on intensive overview of NSI Technologies’ StimPlan™ fracture design/analysis software with detailed examples and data files provided to participants. This course covers the essential elements of using StimPlan™ 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. A complete set of course materials and lunch is included in this course.

StimPlan™ is a complete and integrated software solution for hydraulic fracture design, analysis and optimization. With a comprehensive integrated toolkit and the industry’s most rigorous geometry models, StimPlan™ helps operators worldwide maximize their well performance while lowering expenditure however complex their reservoir or fracture treatment design.

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

Register By Phone: 1 918 496 2071

Recent Events

April, 2018 / 5-day Open Hydraulic Fracturing Course: Houston, TX
April, 2018 / Applied Fracture Pressure Analysis: Houston, TX
April, 2018 / StimPlan User Course: Tulsa, OK
April, 2018 / Acid Fracturing Course: Houston, TX