Application of FDI for Real-time Horizontal Well Frac Execution

Instructor: Dr. Ali Daneshy

Date: TBA

Location: 3200 Wilcrest, Ste 430, Houston TX, 77042

0.8 CEU
Note: Participants receive a one-year subscription to Hydraulic Fracturing Journal

Note: Participants receive a one-year subscription to Hydraulic Fracturing Journal


New technologies have made it possible for US unconventional reservoir Operators and Service Companies to substantially enhance the financial and production effectiveness of their fracturing treatments.

The in-person format of this workshop facilitates a thorough interactive determination of the properties of the existing fractures adjacent each segment of the new well, review of various action options, and the consequences of each option.

About the workshop: Frac-Driven Interactions (FDI) is the technology gateway to the next generation of fracturing treatments. It offers the unique benefits of giving us the information needed to determine, reliably and in real-time, when a new frac stage has reached its optimum effectiveness. The allure of this technology lies simultaneously in its dependability, ease and low cost of its application.

The target audience: This workshop will be highly beneficial for both Service Companies and Operators. It presents actions which each party can take in real-time and collaboratively to get optimum value and effectiveness from each stage of fracturing treatment in a horizontal well.

Workshop content: After a general discussion of the various aspects of FDI technology, attendees use their acquired knowledge to determine, during each separate frac stage, the extent and conductivity of the existing previous fractures adjacent the location of the new frac stage and implement treatment changes that are needed for new fractures to reach their planned and expected extent and conductivity for effective drainage of the reservoir.

Workshop content consists of two parts:

Part 1 (Morning session)

  • Brief discussion of frac initiation and extension in horizontal wells
  • In-depth discussion of Frac-Driven Interactions (FDI): their types and characteristics
  • Review and analysis of multiple actual field data and assessment of the engineering characteristics of the created fracs
    • Growth pattern
    • Orientation
    • Length and height
    • Conductivity

Part 2 (Afternoon session)

Review and analysis of actual data from multiple completed well FDI’s, and group discussion of the range of options for real-time changes in treatment execution for each new well frac stage.

Note: Each participant will receive a copy of the following book authored by Dr. Ali Daneshy

“Frac-Driven Interactions (FDI): Guides for Real-time Analysis & Execution of Fracturing Treatments”