Frac-Driven Interactions in Horizontal Wells; Types, Effects & Damage Mitigation
Instructor: Dr. Ali Daneshy
March 10, 2020, Houston
(private in-house course offered by mutual agreement)
About the course. Using actual field data, this course offers a comprehensive discussion of Frac-Driven Interactions (FDI)s in horizontal wells; their types, positive and negative attributes, and methods of mitigating their costly damage.
FDIs occur within fractures in the same well (intra-well) and in adjacent wells (inter-well). Some types of FDIs are known to cause drilling problems, liner damage, frac fluid and proppant invasion damaging the production equipment, production loss, and more.
Identification of the harmful types of FDIs is an essential first step in managing the process and mitigating their costly effects.
Course contents, supported by actual field data, include;
- Identification of the different types of FDIs and their potential effects
- Multiple simple and cost-effective detection methods
- Current mitigation techniques and their effectiveness
- Engineering computations and methods of controlling the process
Analysis of FDIs is also a very effective technique for determination of critical fracturing parameters, including;
- Estimates of fracture length, height, orientation and growth pattern
- Role and contribution of natural fractures
- Detecting zonal isolation defects