Hydraulic Fracturing Virtual Training

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Monday November 15, 2021 | Magdi El Naggar | VIRTUAL TRAINING


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Monday November 15, 2021 | Magdi El Naggar | VIRTUAL TRAINING

This course is designed to provide better understanding, enhance knowledge and strengthen the decision making capability of the participants about Hydraulic Fracturing Operations implemented to recover or enhance well performance.

The size, cost, and critical contributions of the current hydraulic fracturing technology is driving increased requirement to evaluate fracturing treatments so that their impact under different reservoir conditions can be better understood and forecasted. Emerging technologies for implementing and evaluating hydraulic fracturing treatments willbe covered along with review of the reservoir properties which dictate suitable type of the treatment.

Through the development of hydraulic fracturing techniques, vital sources of energy have been unlocked in various coal and shale throughout the world. As the operators in Asia pacific region taking more interest and moving into unconventional gas development, this course is a perfect opportunity to be ahead and develop vital skills required for energy sources challenges coming ahead.

Efforts will be exerted at the early phase of the course to understand the geological and reservoir properties for vertical, horizontal and multilateral wells prior to developing the basic concepts of formation damage and hydraulic fracturing. Moreover, the course includes fracturing quality control, conducting treatments, monitoring pressures and other critical parameters, during and after the treatments.A vital part of the course is class teamwork whereby attendee's teams evaluate and design Frac treatments to bring out important information and parameters discussed during the course.

Monday November 15, 2021 | Magdi El Naggar | VIRTUAL TRAINING

Module 1 : Reservoir Characterisation

  • Definition of Reservoir
  • Reservoir Heterogeneities
  • Reservoir Characteristics
    • Porosity
    • Permeability
    • Relative Permeability
    • Saturation
    • Natural Fracturing
    • Pressures
    • Reservoir Pressure
    • Basic Pressure Calculations
    • Pressure Differential
    • Well Temperature
    • Drilling Fluids
    • Completion Fluids
    • Geological Setting
    • Rock Properties and Petrophysical Considerations

Module 2 : Well Characterisation

  • Well Drilling
  • Vertical vs. Horizontal Wells
  • Pilot Holes
  • Drilling Fluids
  • MWD and LWD
  • Wellbore sizes and Lateral
  • Drilling Challenges and Mechanical Considerations

Module 3 : Well Completions

  • Definition & Concept of Well Completion
  • Completion Classification
  • Cased vs. Open Hole
  • X-mas Tree
  • Wellhead
  • Casings
  • Liners
  • Production Tubing String
  • Packers
  • Sub-Surface Control System (SC-SSSVs)
  • Wellhead Control System
  • Artificial Lift Completions (ESP, GL)
  • Smart Completions

Module 4 : Well Perfomance Evaluation

  • Impact of Well Completion Selection on Future Operations in the Well
  • Perforation Schemes
  • Stimulation Design and Considerations
  • Production Logs
  • Production Forecasting and Reserve Calculations
  • Perfomance Analysis and Decline Curve Analysis

Module 5 : Reservoir Fluids Properties

  • Physical properties of Hydrocarbons
  • Qualitative phase behavior
  • Vapor-Liquid Equilibrium
  • Water Hydrocarbon behavior

Module 6 : Formation Damage

  • Types of Formation Damage
  • Classification of Formation Damage by Process
  • Sources of Formation Damage
  • Skin and Impact on Well Productivity
  • Formation Damage Laboratory Tests (return permeability test, formation initiation pressure test, cake lift off test, etc)
  • Formation Damage from Drilling Mud/Processes
  • Formation Damage from Perforations
  • Formation Damage from Completions and Workover Fluid
  • Formation Damage from Oil and Gas Production Activities
  • Formation Damage from Scales
  • Formation Damage from Organic Deposits
  • Formation Damage from Wettability Changes
  • Formation Damage from Acid Stimulation
  • Formation Damage from Injection (Water Injection, CO2 Injection,
  • Polymer Flooding, Steam Flooding)
  • Laboratory Techniques :
    • Core Flood Test
    • Formation Damage Test
    • Screen Plugging Test
    • Sand Retention Test
    • Particle Size Distribution (PSD)
    • Rheological Measurements
    • Compatibility Tests / Emulsion Stability
    • Solubility Tests

Module 7 : Hydraulic Fracturing

  • Rock properties and fracture mechanics related to the fracturing process
  • Basic fracturing principles
  • Frac height prediction
  • Frac height design
  • Frac pressure prediction
  • Completion design for Frac well candidates
  • Perforation strategy
  • Fracturing fluid mechanics
  • Proppant transport
  • Pre-frac injection test analysis
  • Fracture closure
  • Fracture monitoring and fracture measurement
  • Fluid leak-off
  • Fluid selection
  • Propping Agents and Proppant Selection
  • Unconventional Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Fracture Acidizing Including Matrix Acidizing
  • Near Wellbore Tortuosity
  • Well Diagnostics and Fracture Mechanics
  • Quality Control for Slick Water and Acid Treatments
  • Rigging Up On Location
  • Re-fracturing considerations
  • Evaluation of post-frac well performance
  • Five types of technical objectives for creating a hydraulic fracture
  • Data and concepts required to select appropriate treatment interval
  • Methods for evaluating a treatment and common evaluation mistakes
  • Common mistakes in designing treatments
  • Sand Control Completion
    • Frackpack
    • Perforating for sand control
    • Frac pack completion: success of a frac pack, frac pack limitations,
    • Frac pack fluids, frac pack installation and treatment procedure
    • Gravel pack / Frac pack evaluation

Case Histories

Module 8 : Multi-Stage Fracturing Technology

  • Application in open hole horizontal well using swelling packer and stimulation sleeves
  • Application in cased hole vertical to deviated wells using composite plug technology
  • Real life field case history from planning, design, completion installation, stimulation to clean-up
  • Example from carbonate reservoir

Module 9 : Stimulation of Sandston & Limestone Reservoirs

  • Why stimulating Sandstone & Limestone reservoirs
  • Sandstone & Limestone reservoir description - mineralogy
  • Acid formulation and lab tests e.g.acid response curve, compatibility
  • test, return permeability test, etc.
  • How much overflush is required for Sandstone reservoirs
  • What is the deal about wormholes in Limestone reservoir
  • How to avoid fluoride precipitation in sandstone stimulation
  • How to ensure zonal coverage

Module 10 : Comparison Between Fracturing & Stimulation Techniques

  • Concept
  • Process
  • Cones & Prones
  • Applications
  • What is the deal about wormholes in Limestone reservoir
  • How to avoid fluoride precipitation in sandstone stimulation
  • How to ensure zonal coverage
Monday November 15, 2021 | Magdi El Naggar | VIRTUAL TRAINING
  • Understand the geological and basic reservoir properties.
  • Better understand rock properties and rock mechanics related to fracturing applications.
  • Understand the formation damage concept and mechanism.
  • Understand the effect of formation damage on revenue to the operator.
  • Understand the impact of skin damage effect on productivity for both vertical and horizontal wells.
  • Better understand hydraulic fracturing and compare with various types of wellbore treatments to remove formation damage.
  • Better understand fracturing fluid mechanics and proppant transport.
  • Acquire knowledge on how to select the best fluid (less damaging) at every phase of the well development: drilling, completion, cementing, perforating, stimulation, gravel packing, workover, production and injection operations.
  • Understand fracturing fluid mechanics and Proppant transport.
  • Understand the factors influencing hydraulic fracturing applications.
  • Use pre-frac injection test data and real-time fracturing treatment data in fracturing applications to define fracture parameters and improve frac treatment design.
  • Consider factors influencing post-frac fracture conductivity and well cleanup.
  • Develop an overall understanding of advanced drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques.
  • Learn about the importance of the correct fluid and Proppant selection on Treatment of high permeability reservoir.
  • Best practices for rigging up and operation on location.
  • Develop understanding of shale and water frac applications.
  • More effectively design fracturing treatments through better understanding of factors influencing hydraulic fracturing applications.
  • Realize the strengths and limitations of existing hydraulic fracturing technology and fracture models.
  • Expand fracturing applications to fit a wider range of reservoir types and conditions process.
Monday November 15, 2021 | Magdi El Naggar | VIRTUAL TRAINING
  • Operations Engineers
  • Operations Supervisors
  • Production Engineers
  • Petroleum Engineers
  • Reservoir Engineers
  • Drilling Engineers
  • Field Service Engineers
  • Completion Engineers
  • Geophysicists
  • Geologists
  • Technical Support Staffs
Monday November 15, 2021 | Magdi El Naggar | VIRTUAL TRAINING

Magdi El Naggar

Managing Director at Oil Fields Global Consultants (OFGC)


Magdi El Naggar is officially Certified as Professional Petroleum Engineering Consultants (License 116/7). He has 46 years of professional experience n various phases of Petroleum Engineering including Petroleum/Reservoir/Production/Drilling & Workover Engineering as well as field operations with several multi-national international companies including ARAMCO (Saudi Arabia) and ADNOC (UAE). He has extensive professional experiences in all phases of well intervention operations including coiled tubing, especially during well emergency cases, well control and extended reach operations.

He specialized in well intervention operations, especially, during emergency cases and well blowouts. He also has extensive experiences in full field development studies, Production Enhancement for oil fields as well as various types of wells, CO2 Injection and EOR operations, IWCF & IADC certification.