Tech Talks: The Near-Field Drives Production

Includes a Live Event on 01/27/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)

This SPE Tech Talk will focus on the importance of near wellbore stimulation and its relationship with performance. 

In this discussion, learn about different diverter types and diverter’s ability to help promote more near field stimulation. Other topics to be discussed are some of the challenges and things to consider when trying to achieve uniform cluster distribution across a stage. 

This Tech Talk is categorized under the Production and Operations technical discipline.

David Gibson (Moderator)


SPE Live

David Gibson has earned a reputation as a disruptive thought leader in the field of emerging oilfield technology.An engineer-turned-entrepreneur, David now owns and manages Gibson Reports, a MWD and Directional Drilling market research firm as well as a partner and board member for several start-up companies. Launching his oilfield career as a UTA-trained Mechanical Engineer, David has a 14-year track record of working for both major and independent service providers in global and domestic onshore and offshore capacities operating a wide range of tools from survey-on-connection to offshore penta-combos.Serving in leadership roles ranging from Sub-Committee Chair to Board of Directors in several professional oil and gas associations like IADD, SPE, AADE and IADC, David is a highly-requested public speaker and has been featured on 25+ different industry podcasts and livestreams to date.Known for his catchphrase, "know your industry", David's core mission is to drive the oil and gas industry toward a more knowledgeable, sustainable future.

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Nick Koster

VP of Technology and Applications


Nick Koster is the Vice President of Technology and Applications for DiverterPlus, LLC, which provides particulate diverters to operators and service companies around the world.  He has over 20 years of experience in the oil and gas industry with a focus on hydraulic fracturing and production optimization.  Nick holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines.

Steven Bourgoyne

Sr. Operations Manager


Steven Bourgoyne is the Sr. Operations Manager at Seismos and has been a part of the initial team for bringing a startup company to life and tremendous success. Steven has 14 years of experience in completion operations with a wide variety of focus on optimizing sand control and stimulation treatments - frac packs, HRWP, OHHGP, thermal, and acidizing. Steven holds a degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from Louisiana Tech University.

This SPE Live Tech Talk is sponsored by DiverterPlus and Seismos.



SPE Live: Tech Talks
01/27/2022 at 10:00 AM (EST)   |  30 minutes
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