Comprehensive Horizontal Well Fracturing & Reservoir Engineering

Prof. Ali Daneshy
Prof. John Lee

Course Duration: 5 days
CEUs: 4.0


These courses cover two important aspects of production from horizontal wells; completion and fracturing, and, reservoir engineering. The emphasis is on practicality, and helping technical and management staffs make better decisions about day-to-day operations. The two globally recognized instructors bring a wealth of hands-on experience on their selected topics. While each course is separate and independent on its own, more comprehensive knowledge is gained if they are taken together.

Completion and Hydraulic Fracturing (3 days). This is a new and expanded version of our very popular course on horizontal well fracturing. It covers fracture initiation & extension, proppant transport, completion options for both open and cased holes and their operational & production features, fracturing materials and diagnostic tools. Two new segments added include application of new and simple fracture mapping systems, and, treatment data analysis with view towards job improvement.

Instructor: Dr. Ali Daneshy is well-known for his fracturing expertise. He is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer and winner of SPE Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to hydraulic fracturing. He has over 40 technical publications on the subject and has led and participated in planning, execution and optimization of many horizontal well fracturing campaigns in all parts of the world.

Reservoir Engineering (two days). Topics covered include production and recovery from horizontal wells with multi-stage hydraulic fractures, fluid flow in horizontal wells (including well productivity, type curves and identification of flow regimes), production forecasting and reserves estimation (including presentation of several decline models), etc.

Instructor. Prof. John Lee is globally known for his reservoir engineering expertise. Currently he is Professor of Petroleum Engineering and holder of the Cullen Distinguished University Chair at The University of Houston. He served as an Academic Engineering Fellow with the U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission (SEC) in Washington during 2007-8, and was a principal architect of the new SEC rules for reporting oil and gas reserves. His consulting experience includes reservoir engineering aspects of unconventional gas resources. John is the author of three textbooks published by SPE and has received numerous awards from SPE, including the Lucas Medal, the DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal and Honorary Membership.