(3 days), May 13-15, 2019 – Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Engineer

Do you want to know how to use state-of-the-art tools to maximize the performance of Horizontal Wells?

This course in Performance Evaluation is for YOU!

This course is for reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers and/or technologists, geophysicists and geologists who are involved in the applications and optimization of Horizontal and specifically multi-stage Fracing of Horizontal Wells (MFHW).

We have packaged this 2-day course to specifically teach you all you need to be a successful Horizontal Wells performance evaluator.

When you sign up, you will receive:

  • The latest and most effective information on performance evaluation.
  • A detailed course handout for FREE.
  • Practical on-hands training on Horizontal wells analysis and implementation
  • Learn in a conducive environment
  • Meet with Industry professionals for networking opportunities
  • Ongoing support after course.

Cost: $2600 + (5% GST)
Date: May 13-15, 2019

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Course Objective:

This course provides in-depth background and state-of-the-art tools necessary to maximize the performance of Horizontal wells. Practical examples will illustrate how candidate horizontal wells are selected and designed using multi-disciplined team efforts to ensure both technical and economic benefits are maximized. Methods used to predict well performance; such as, expected producing rate, drainage area, and fluid coning will be explained through class problems. Optimization of Multi-stage Fracing of Horizontal Wells (MFHW), including the number frac stages, spacing between the frac stages, size of the fracs, and how to take advantage of the “sweet spots”, will be illustrated using advanced software. Mini frac benefits to improve the frac design, including test interpretations; pre-closure and post closure data. The art of well test interpretations and the challenges of evaluating the performance of MFHW’s will be discussed for various formations including tight oil (Cardium, Pekisko, Bakken, Spearfish, etc…), shale gas (Horn River, Duvernay, Barrent), and tight gas (Montney, Doig, Baldonnel).

Pressure & Time in Horizontal Wells

What will you learn?

  1. What are the benefits of horizontal wells and why we still need vertical wells!
  2. How reduce geological/drilling/completion risks of Horizontal wells by using the latest technology available
  3. How to maximize Horizontal Well productivity by understand the factors that affect productivity
  4. How estimate the drainage area of Horizontal wells and optimization well spacing
  5. How to optimize the design Multi-stage frac Horizontal wells (MFHW), including:
    1. The number of frac stages and their spacing
    2. The size of frac (amount of proppant tonnage)
    3. Comparison of different completion/frac techniques
  6. Learn to analysis Mini Frac test (DFIT) to improve the main frac design
  7. When conduct well testing vs production analysis to adequately understand well performance
  8. How to performance the challenging task of evaluating reserves for tight formation and determine stimulated reservoir volume (SRV) and contacted reservoir volume (CRV)
  9. Apply various design concepts to maximize production
  10. Numerous case studies will be discussed

Who Should Attend:

This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists, geophysicists and geologists who are involved in the applications and optimization of Horizontal and specifically Multi-stage Fracing of Horizontal Wells (MFHW).

Course Instructor:

Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng,

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president of Petro Management Group Ltd. He has over 35 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas Industry as a worldwide highly recognized engineering consultant and a distinguished instructor. He also completed a post-graduate program with the University of Calgary in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The focus of Mr. Ibrahim’s experience lies in the area of Reservoir management, and well test planning/analysis. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of APEGA and SPE.

Course Agenda:


History and level/types of activities

Benefits/applications of horizontal wells

  • Uncertainties and risks; geological, engineering and economical
  • Well constrains; reservoir – drilling – completion

Well productivity

  • Factors influencing well productivity
  • Horizontal well drainage area (analytical/numerical methods)
  • Productivity estimates of Multi-stage Fracing of Horizontal Wells (MFHW)
  • Productivity of slanted wells

Design optimization of Multi-stage Fracing of Horizontal Wells (MFHW)

  • The number of fracs or frac spacing
  • Size of fracs and frac half-length
  • Open hole vs. cased hole completion/fracing of MFHW’s
  • How to take advantage of the “sweet spots”?

Mini Frac Applications – use of the G-Function

  • Reasons/benefits of Mini Fracing
  • Diagnoses of different types of leak-off
  • Analysis techniques including:
  • Pre-Frac Closure
  • After Closure Analysis (ACA)
  • Case studies

Well test analysis (PTA) and production analysis (PA)

  • Flow geometry/regimes for Horizontal and slanted wells
  • Well test analysis techniques
  • Flow geometry/regimes for Horizontal and slanted wells
  • Well test and production analysis techniques, including MFHW’s
  • Case studies

Fluid coning prediction

  • Determination of the “Critical” rate and time to breakthrough
  • Completion optimizing in the presence of fluid contact(s)

Reserve estimates

  • Estimate of recoverable reserves (Plahn method)
  • Decline analysis, statistical, and empirical methods
  • Use of new numerical techniques to estimate Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) and Contacted Reservoir Volume (CRV)

Screening criteria and design considerations for Horizontal well candidates

  • How to select successful Horizontal candidates
  • Impact of Horizontal well orientation on well productivity
  • Well flow-back considerations (case study)
  • Use of new evaluation tools