Well Stimulation

Mr. Denis Gaudet, P. Eng.
(5 days), Feb. 4-8, 2019

Course Objective:

This course presentation format consists of three segments. They are presented in logical order. First, the complete suite deals with the fundamental and advanced aspects of hydraulic fracturing; frac design and optimization. Second, all aspects of matrix and fracture acidizing. Third, new and emerging technologies are covered in the final portion.

Fees: $3250 + (5% GST)


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Engineers, geologists, technologists and operations personnel who want to learn or advance their knowledge of Hydraulic Fracturing and Acid well stimulation.

D.R. “Denis” Gaudet, P.Eng. is President of DRG Resources. He has over thirty five years of worldwide engineering, operations, and executive management experience with three international service companies (Halliburton, Nowsco and Fracmaster). He has substantial international experience in the land-based and offshore service industries, with emphasis in Europe, Middle East, and Africa. In his role as President of DRG Resources Ltd. He is working in consulting operations in Canada and international operations in drilling, completions, and workover operations. Mr. Gaudet also instructs a number of courses international in the subjects of Well Completions Workovers, Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation, Drilling and Completions, Cementing, Acidizing, and Sand Control Management. Mr. Gaudet is qualified, authorized and experienced in presenting the courses. Mr. Gaudet has served as Canadian Section Chairman for the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Part 1:  Fundamentals of Hydraulic Fracturing

  • Assessing well performance and formation damage
  • Fracturing theory
  • Selecting propping agents
  • Deciding which wells to fracture
  • Basic treatment sizing
  • Predicting results of fracturing
  • Equipment and operations overview
  • Selecting fracturing fluids

Part 2:  Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing

  • Information collection
  • On-site use of 3D simulators
  • Importance of laboratory work
  • Decision-tree for on-the-fly use
  • Development of best strategy
  • Operational guidelines
  • Best design use of 3-D simulators
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Economic optimization
  • Fracture Diagnostics and Mapping

Part 3:  Matrix and Fracture Acidizing, New Stimulation Technologies

  • Types of acids and applications
  • Effective matrix acidizing
  • Sludges, emulsions, iron, precipitates
  • Factors affecting fracture acidizing success
  • Acid placement techniques
  • New developments and emerging stimulation technologies

Detailed Agenda:

Day 1

  • Assessing well performance and formation damage
  • Fracturing Theory
  • Rock Mechanics
  • Deciding which wells to fracture stimulate

Day 2   

  • Predicting results of fracturing
  • Selecting fracturing fluids
  • Selecting propping agents
  • Basic treatment sizing

Day 3

  • Equipment and operations overview
  • Information collection                                            
  • Importance of laboratory work
  • On-site use of 3D simulators
  • Decision-tree for on-the-fly use
  • Development of best strategy

Day 4

  • Operational guidelines
  • Best design use of 3-D simulators
  • Quality assurance procedures
  • Economic optimization
  • Fracture Diagnostics and Mapping

Day 5

  • Types of acids and applications
  • Sludges, emulsions, iron, precipitates
  • Acid placement techniques
  • Effective matrix acidizing
  • Factors affecting fracture acidizing success
  • New developments and emerging stimulation technologies