Hydraulic Fracturing Basics

A Guide to the Treatment Design & Environmental Impacts.

Energy and Power, Environment

Hydraulic Fracturing Basics 28 Jul 2014 Informa, Sydney, Australia
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Receive an executive overview of hydraulic fracking for unconventional reservoirs: what it is, key terminology, how its designed, what it does, what are its benefits, costs, impacts & risks: all to help you understand fracking & discuss it more confidently with stakeholders. Key Learning Outcomes Understand the objectives and applications for hydraulic fracturing Review the key terminology Understand what type of equipment and services are needed Gain insights into what determines the type and size of a treatment List the types of fluids and additives and their basic purpose Review the basic process of selecting the appropriate proppant and additives Understand how treatments are monitored and evaluated Outline simple methods for monitoring and evaluating the service providers Review the most significant environmental risks and how they can be minimised Understand why hydraulic fracturing has continued to grow and spread Gain insights on future trends and the latest advancements in frackingAbout the CourseThis unique course provides an overview of the hydraulic fracture treatments that are vital to the commercial success of most CSG, shale gas, shale oil and tight rock reservoirs.The vast majority of all wells in the world receive injection treatments to improve the flow of oil or gas but hydraulic fracture treatments are one of the most effective, and most controversial, treatments being applied.The reasons for these treatments, how they are designed, the wide variety of treatment options, the key terminology, and the controversial aspects will all be covered. The information will be presented at a level appropriate for those familiar with the oil and gas industry who want a basic review of the process. The technical segments of the course will be presented at a level appropriate for those not experienced with well operations or frac design.