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Well Integrity for Fracturing and Re-Fracturing: What is Needed and Why?

Recorded On: 03/15/2016

Fracturing, multiple fracturing and re-fracturing often create peak loads for well design. Identification of areas within new or older wells that may be damaged by single or cyclic fracturing stimulations are the scope of this presentation. The discussion will center on stresses created by stimulations and potential damage to the well that would remove the well from candidate selection as well as methods of repair or protection that could allow stimulation. Specific subjects include common areas of damage within gas and oil wells and common types of damages including corrosion, wear, fatigue and erosion. Investigation methods include pressure testing, cement evaluation tools (CET), cement and stimulation pump charts, downhole imaging devices (cameras, calipers, electrical logging tools), and other approaches are also discussed.

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George E. King


George E. King is a Registered Professional Engineer with over 44 years oilfield experience since starting with Amoco Production Research in 1971. He is currently Apache Corporation's Distinguished Engineering Advisor. His technical background includes basic research on energized fracturing, workovers. chemicals, acidizing, well integrity, horizontal well completions and unconventional formations and includes 75 technical papers, book chapters and articles. Education includes a BS, majoring in Chemistry from Oklahoma State, a BS in Chemical Engineering and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from University of Tulsa, where he taught at night for 11 years while working for Amoco. Accomplishments and awards include SPE Distinguished Lecturer (1985/86), the Amoco Vice President's Award for technology in 1997, SPE Production Operations Award (2004), 2012 Engineer of the year for the Houston Region of Society of Professional Engineers and Distinguished Member of the SPE in 2015.

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Web Event
03/15/2016 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
03/15/2016 at 9:00 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
CEU Credit
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit