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Unconventional Completions--Wellbore Completions and Fracturing

Recorded On: 10/09/2013

This webinar discusses strategies for completing unconventional wells that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. This webinar defines completions as both the wellbore completion and the hydraulic fracturing.

Participants will learn the different types of wellbore completion options as well as the hydraulic fracturing options and how they compare in different applications. This will include plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems, coiled tubing-activated systems, fracturing fluids, proppants, additives, and general fracturing theory and design.

Aaron Burton is the business development manager for Unconventional Completions, a group primarily focused on the completion of shales and similar unconventional plays that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Burton joined Baker Hughes as a field engineer trainee for completion tools after graduation. During his tenure in operations, he has held the roles of field engineer, operations coordinator, and district engineer. He has completed wells in several unconventional plays in North America, including the Bakken, Marcellus, and the Lower Huron.

Burton holds a BS in mechanical engineering from Mississippi State University.

Sergey Kotov is the manager of the simulation, unconventional resources team, global marketing at Baker Hughes. He has over 17 years’ experience in stimulation of oil and gas reservoirs.

He started with Canadian Fracmaster Company as a well stimulation department interpreter in 1995. After the acquisition of the company by BJ Services in 1999, he developed his career as a filed stimulation/cementing engineer. He designed and implemented hydraulic fracture treatments in all major oil and gas fields in Russia from the South of the Arctic Circle. As an application engineer of BJ Services Technology Research Center, he participated in the development and optimization of new stimulation technologies and implemented field trials in the US. He also provided technology transfer both domestically and internationally.

As a senior stimulation specialist, Kotov provided engineering support to BJ Services operations in North Africa (fracturing, acidizing, water control, and etc.). He developed the stimulation strategy for several fields in Algeria and Libya.

Kotov holds a M.S. in petroleum engineering from North Caucasus State Technical University in Stavropol, Russia; and a M.A in linguistics from State Linguistic University, Pyatigorsk, Russia.


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