Performance Evaluation of Horizontal Wells

Oct. 28 ~ 29, 2013, Houston

Instructor: Saad Ibrahim

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This course provides in-depth background and state-of-the-art tools necessary to maximize the performance of Hz wells.  Practical examples will illustrate how candidate horizontal wells are selected and designed using multi-disciplined team efforts to ensure both technical and economic benefits are maximized. Optimization of Multi-stage Fracing of Horizontal Wells (MFHW), including the number frac stages, spacing between the frac stages, size of the fracs, and how to take advantage of the “sweet spots”, will be illustrated using advanced software. The art of well test interpretations and the challenges of evaluating the performance of MFHW’s will be discussed for various formations including tight oil (Cardium, Pekisko, Bakken, Spearfish), shale gas (Horn River, Duvernay, Barrent), and tight gas (Montney, Doig, Baldonnel)

Who Should Attend:

 This course is aimed at reservoir, petroleum and exploitation engineers/technologists, geophysicists and geologists who are involved in the applications and optimization of Hz and specifically Multi-stage Fracing of Hz Wells (MFHW).


Mr. Saad Ibrahim, P. Eng.  President of Petro Management Group Ltd., has over 30 years of diversified experience in the oil and gas industry as a worldwide highly recognized engineering consultant and distinguished instructor. He completed a Post-graduate program with the University of Calgary, in Chemical and Petroleum Engineering. The focus of Mr. Ibrahim’s experience lies in the area of reservoir management and well test planning/analysis. Mr. Ibrahim is a member of APEGGA and SPE.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Benefits/applications of horizontal wells
  • Well productivity
  • Design optimization of Multi-stage Fracing of Hz Wells (MFHW)
  • Mini Frac Applications – use of the G-Function
  • Well test analysis (PTA) and production analysis (PA)
  • Fluid coning prediction
  • Reserve estimates
  • Screening criteria and design considerations for Hz well candidates