|Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Completions and Stimulation - HML2|
|Applied Reservoir Engineering - RE|
|Evaluating and Developing Shale Resources - SRE|
|Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Analysis and Design - HML1|
Discipline: Reservoir Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Ding Zhu
|This course is designed to better advance well concepts including horizontal and multilateral wells as they have become a dominant feature of new field development and redevelopment opportunities. They can, when used appropriately, dramatically improve the economic profitability of field development operations, for both unconventional and conventional resources. The complex, interdisciplinary decisions in advanced well projects are emphasized in this course. The application and benefits of horizontal and multilateral wells are analyzed. The process of candidate screening and selection, involving geological, reservoir, and production characteristics are considered, as well as constraints on drilling and completion options. Methods to predict well performance and recovery from horizontal and multilateral wells are presented with integration of inflow and wellbore flow performance for individual and multilateral wells. Well completion options and its impact on well performance for horizontal and multilateral wells are summarized. The improvement by well stimulation (multistage hydraulic fracturing and matrix acidizing) is evaluated. Economic and risk analysis are also presented with a number of case histories to highlight the performance and benefits of horizontal wells and the elements of risk and uncertainty at the initial design stage. The instructor will use the examples from participants' field cases for analysis in the class as demonstration exercises. Field problems will be analyzed and suggestions will be provided through the course.|
Geologists, reservoir engineers, production and completion engineers, and development, asset, and project managers.
You Will Learn:
DR. DING ZHU is Associate Professor and holder of the W. D. Von Gonten Faculty Fellowship in Petroleum Engineering at Texas A&M University. Her main research areas include general production engineering, well stimulation, and complex well performance. She is an author of more than one hundred technical papers and a co-author of the SPE book, Multilateral Wells. She has been a chairperson and a committee member for many Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) conferences and events, and a technical editor for SPE Production and Facilities Journal and Journal for Natural Gas Science and Engineering. She received a B.S. in mechanical engineering from the Beijing University of Science and Technology and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
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