Application of Mini Fracs

Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer, President Petro Management Group

Interactive Workshops: May 23, 2018, Calgary AB
11:30am – 1:00pm

Application of Mini Fracs

Application of Mini Frac

With the significant increase in frac treatments for both vertical and Multi-stage Frac Hz Wells (MFHW’s), optimization of frac treatments has become very essential. Further, Mini Frac has become a requirement by the ERCB for steam injection in heavy oil projects, to ensure the integrity of the cap rock and to confirm the appropriate ceiling injection pressure. The following will be presented:

  1. Applications/benefits
  2. Types of analysis
    1. Diagnoses of types of Leak-off’s
    2. Pre-Frac Closure and After Closure Analyses (ACA)
  3. Case study from the Duvernay shale gas and other formations

The main objective of the talk is to illustrate how to extract the following key information;
used to fine tune frac treatments, as follow:

  1. Fracture Propagation Pressure (FPP) and Instantaneous Shut In Pressure (ISIP)
  2. Fracture Gradient (ISIP/depth) and Fracture Closure pressure (FCP)
  3. Identify leak-off mechanism and flow regimes

Typically this L&L starts at 11:30 am (complimentary lunch is offered by PMG) and the
technical presentation usually runs from 11:50 am until 12:50 noon, leaving 10 minutes
for questions.

Speaker: Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng. – or Hoshne Banu, P. Eng.


Saad Ibrahim has over 35 years of diversified experience in the Petroleum Industry in Western Canada and Internationally including projects in Yemen, Libya, Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Turkey, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru and Ecuador. His focal experience is in Reservoir Engineering with emphasis on field development planning, evaluation of depletion strategies and production optimization of a wide spectrum of oil and gas fields. He has evaluated and initiated horizontal well applications that resulted in a remarkable increase in production levels. He also has a special interest in well test planning and analysis using state of the art software (F.A.S.T by Fekete and PanSystem). He has been involved in all phases of implementing secondary and tertiary recovery schemes. He has also expertise in technical and economic evaluations of oil and gas properties for acquisition and divestiture ventures. Mr. Ibrahim has conducted numerous technical presentations to the Petroleum Society of the CIM and various training courses to the industry.

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Registration fee: $25 (including GST)

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