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  • Recent Advancements in Viscosifying Friction Reducers for Hydraulic Fracturing

    Contains 3 Component(s), Includes Credits Includes a Live Web Event on 10/13/2021 at 11:00 AM (EDT)

    This webinar will review the recent technology advances that have been made with VFR fracturing fluids and provide field examples to demonstrate how they have been applied in various documented projects in North America and Argentina.

    Viscosity-building friction reducers (VFR) have become the fracturing fluid of choice by operators in many unconventional resource plays across North America and other countries over the past several years. These polyacrylamide-based fluids can be pumped at low concentrations for slickwater applications, or higher concentrations to develop enhanced rheological properties and efficient proppant transport characteristics. Key advantages of VFR fluids include reduced equipment and chemical requirements on location, enhanced proppant placement and fracture conductivities, lower water volume requirements and reduced fracturing costs. VFR fluid systems have also evolved over the past 3-4 years, with recent technology advances made in areas including produced water applications, frac-hit mitigation and proppant transport. Operationally,  VFR polymers can now be delivered and pumped as dry powders which eliminates the need for handling of the oil-based liquid forms of the polymer. This onsite delivery method reduces chemical FR volumes by about 75% and provides a significant reduction in the carbon footprint and safety risks, as well as the potential for further cost savings.    

    This webinar will review the recent technology advances that have been made with VFR fracturing fluids and provide field examples to demonstrate how they have been applied in various documented projects in North America and Argentina.

    This webinar is categorized under the Completions technical discipline.

    All content contained within this webinar is copyrighted by Mark Van Domelen and its use and/or reproduction outside the portal requires express permission from Mark Van Domelen.

    Mark Van Domelen

    Vice President of Technology, Downhole Chemical Solutions

    Mark Van Domelen is the Vice President of Technology for Downhole Chemical Solutions, where his primary areas of expertise are hydraulic fracturing, well completion methods, and fracturing fluids. Prior to joining DCS, Mark worked for Halliburton for 31 years in a variety of roles including technology, engineering, operations management, supply chain, and training positions. Nearly half of his career has been spent in international positions in The Netherlands, Angola, Egypt and Denmark. Mark has a degree in Mining Engineering from the University of Wisconsin and has authored numerous SPE papers and served on several committees for the Society of Petroleum Engineers. Mark was also an SPE Distinguished Lecturer from 2018-2019 where his speaking topic was “Developing the Next Generation of Completion Engineers”.

    SPE Webinars are FREE to members courtesy of the

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  • Utility Systems and Equipment

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This topic presents information on fuel system design, providing guidelines for determining the facility fuel requirements and information on selecting equipment needed to treat fuels prior to use.

    Description:

    This topic presents information on fuel system design, providing guidelines for determining the facility fuel requirements and information on selecting equipment needed to treat fuels prior to use. Technical explanations on Fired heaters and their uses, along with guidelines for selecting and specifying a fired heater is presented. The next tutorial provides methods for determining the amount of waste heat energy available, and presents information and procedures on the design of a waste heat recovery system. Then, various components of refrigeration and heating systems are described, and a procedure is established for sizing evaporator duties, condenser duties, compressor horsepower, fan horsepower and duct sizes. In the last two subtopics, a basic understanding of reciprocating and centrifugal pumps is provided.

    Duration:  5 hours, 20 minutes

    Content:

    • Fuel Gas Systems
    • Fired Heaters and Hydrate Control
    • Heat Transfer Systems
    • Waste Heat Recovery
    • Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
    • Reciprocating Pumps
    • Centrifugal Pumps
    • Utility Systems and Equipment: References and Additional Information

    This online training course is categorized under the Projects, Facilities, and Construction discipline.

    0.53 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Reservoir Environments and Characterization

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces important depositional environments and processes.

    Description:

    Introduces important depositional environments and processes. Explains the geological, geophysical and engineering information vital to reservoir characterization, and its use in reservoir management.

    Duration:  1 hour, 20 minutes

    Content:

    • Sandstone Reservoir Environments
    • Carbonate Reservoir Environments
    • Reservoir Characterization
    • Reservoir Environments and Characterization: References and Additional Information

    This online training course is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.

    0.13 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces fluid flow and natural drive mechanisms.

    Description:

    Introduces fluid flow and natural drive mechanisms. Describes basic reservoir engineering goals and the tools and resources employed by reservoir engineers. Describes the behavior of gas and gas condensate reservoirs, using the real gas equation of state and the P/Z versus cumulative production approaches. Discusses major drive mechanisms and the calculation of OIP using material balance equations.

    Duration:  1 hour

    Content:

    • Basic Concepts in Reservoir Engineering
    • Reservoir Fluid Flow and Natural Drive Mechanisms
    • Fundamentals of Reservoir Engineering: References and Additional Information

    This online training course is categorized under the Reservoir discipline.


    0.1 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Horizontal Wells: Completion and Evaluation

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces the deliverability equation for horizontal wells.

    Description:

    Introduces the deliverability equation for horizontal wells. Compares horizontal and vertical well performance. Identifies formation characteristics that favor horizontal wells, and discusses methods for their determination. Describes basic well configurations and completion designs. Looks at practical aspects of cementing, zonal isolation, casing design and sand control. Address guidelines for matrix acid treatments and hydraulic fracture stimulations.

    Duration:  2 hours

    Content:

    • Horizontal Wells in a Reservoir Management Strategy
    • Horizontal Well Completions
    • Matrix Stimulation of Horizontal Wells
    • Hydraulic Fracturing of Horizontal Wells
    • Horizontal Wells: Completion and Evaluation: References and Additional Information
    • Multilateral, Multibranched and Multilevel Wells

    This online training course is categorized under the Completions discipline.


    0.2 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Sand Control

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Covers sand control topics from rock mechanics to equipment.

    Description:

    Covers sand control topics from rock mechanics to equipment. Emphasizes estimation and control methods. Presents gravel-pack design and placement procedures in detail, describing surface equipment used, as well as downhole screens and associated equipment.

    Duration:  2 hours, 40 minutes

    Content:

    • Sand Production in Oil and Gas Wells
    • Completion and Production Practices
    • Liners and Screens
    • Gravel Packing
    • Frac-and-Pack Techniques
    • Consolidation Techniques
    • Sand Control in Wells Producing Heavy Oil
    • Sand Control: References and Additional Information

    This online training course is categorized under the Completions discipline.

    0.27 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Acidizing and Other Chemical Treatments

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces safe, cost-effective acid treatment design.

    Description:

    Introduces safe, cost-effective acid treatment design. Covers three basic treatments: acid washing, matrix acidizing and acid fracturing. Describes the costs and potential hazards of acidizing, and emphasizes proper justification and care in field procedures. Reviews fundamentals of acid chemistry and testing and field procedures.

    Duration:  3 hours

    Content: 

    • Introduction to Acidizing
    • Acid Treating Solutions
    • Additives in Acidizing Fluids
    • Matrix Acidizing
    • Fracture Acidizing
    • Diverting Materials in Acidizing
    • Wellbore Cleanout and Scale Removal
    • Paraffins and Asphaltenes
    • Acidizing and Other Chemical Treatments: References and Additional Information

    This online training course is categorized under the Completions discipline.

    0.3 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Completion Equipment

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    This topic presents design and selection considerations for the equipment that makes up the lower completion, including tubulars, packers, seals and elastomers, along with downhole accessories for flowing and gas lift wells, positive displacement pumping systems and unconventional wells.

    Description:

    Well completion pertains to the equipment and procedures necessary to safely and efficiently bring a well on production or injection. This topic presents design and selection considerations for the equipment that makes up the lower completion, including tubulars, packers, seals and elastomers, along with downhole accessories for flowing and gas lift wells, positive displacement pumping systems and unconventional wells. The topic also describes the equipment that comprise the upper completion, including the wellhead, production or injection tree and associated flow control equipment.

    Duration:  6 hours

    Content:

    • Completion Tubulars Overview
    • Completion Tubulars Design
    • Packers
    • Seals and Elastomers
    • Completion Equipment for Positive Displacement Pumping Systems
    • Downhole Completion Accessories for Flowing and Gas Lift Wells
    • Downhole Completion Accessories for Unconventional Wells
    • Upper Completion

    This online training course is categorized under the Completions discipline.

    0.6 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Cementing

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces the chemistry and classification of oil well cements.

    Description:

    Introduces the chemistry and classification of oil well cements. Discusses the use of additives, API testing requirements, and slurry flow properties. Describes cementing equipment, procedures, and evaluation techniques for primary and remedial cementing.

    Duration:  3 hours, 20 minutes

    Content:

    • Introduction to Cementing
    • Chemistry and Classification of Oilwell Cements
    • Cement Additives
    • Cement Testing Procedures
    • Cement Slurry Flow Properties and Mud Displacement
    • Cementing Equipment
    • Primary Cementing
    • Squeeze Cementing
    • Plug Cementing
    • Cement Evaluation

    This online training course is categorized under the Drilling discipline.


    0.33 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00

  • Basic Completion Design and Practices

    Contains 2 Component(s), Includes Credits

    Introduces features used to categorize well completions, emphasizing the importance of correct tubing design and techniques.

    Description:

    Introduces the key components, functional specifications, constraints and planning considerations involved in well completion design. Reviews the common types of completions and their areas of application. Describes the stages in the completion design process, the role of company policies, industry standards and regulatory requirements, and the typical tasks of a completions team.

    Duration:  6 hours 48 minutes

    Content:

    • General Criteria for Completion Design
    • Basic Downhole Configurations
    • Lift Methods and Completion Design
    • Specialized Completion Designs
    • Completion Productivity and Injectivity
    • Completion Planning

    This online training course is categorized under the Completions discipline.

    0.2 CEUs offered.

    Members : USD 115.00

    Non-members : USD 150.00