Date: Thursday, 16 November 2017
Speaker: R. V. Hawkes, Trican Well Service
Location: Petroleum Club
Time: 7:30 - 10:00 am
Cost: $20 SPE Members, $25 Non-members, $5 Students
Numerous terms and procedures are used to conduct tests in which a volume of fluid is injected into a target formation to create a hydraulic fracture: data frac, minifrac, microfrac, leakoff test (LOT), fracture calibration test and DFIT. These terms are at times used interchangeably to refer to a fracture injection test. The design and interpretations of these tests have also evolved over time as we move from high permeability reservoirs (conventional) to more unconventional reservoirs that may extend over many weeks to achieve tests objectives.
The purpose of this talk is to briefly review the evolution of fracture injection test and review basic diagnostic techniques. Build upon this understanding to develop an understanding of some of the current diagnostic techniques to help identify non-ideal and complex fracture closure signatures.
Robert graduated from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology in Calgary, Alberta with a diploma in Petroleum Engineering Technology in 1979. Robert has authored over 18 papers and was co-Author, Chapter 3 “Gas Well Testing and Evaluation” of the 2007 Modern Fracturing - Enhancing Natural Gas Production, engineering textbook.
Robert has been the recipient of numerous awards and was a Distinguished Lecturer with SPE in 2008. In 2011, Robert was the recipient of the SPE Canadian “Reservoir Description and Dynamics” award and recently was recognized for his achievement as the recipient of the 2016 Canadian “Completions Optimization and Technology” award. Robert has served on a multitude of SPE workshops and conferences focused towards pre and post fracture diagnostics and in-situ testing.
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November 16, 2017
From 7:30 AM to 10:00 AM