Fracturing Horizontal Wells

by: Mohamed Y. Soliman, Ph.D., P.E., NAI, Ron Dusterhoft


Abstract: Effectively apply modern fracturing methods in horizontal wells. Improve productivity and maximize natural gas extraction using the practical information contained in this comprehensive guide. Written by world-renowned experts, Fracturing Horizontal Wells features complete details on the latest fracking tools and technologies. Illustrations, tables, and real-world examples are found throughout. Discover how to handle site selection and testing, build accurate simulations, and efficiently extract energy from horizontal sources, including shale formations. Environmental standards, regulatory compliance, and safety protocols are also included. Fracturing Horizontal Wells covers: • Fracture Stimulation of Horizontal Wells • Transitioning from Vertical to Horizontal Wellbores • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Horizontal Wells • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Fractured Horizontal Wells • Fracturing Horizontal Wells: Rock Mechanics Overview • Drilling of Horizontal Wells • Proppant and Proppant Transport • Fracture Diagnostic Testing • Interval Isolation • Horizontal Completion Fracturing Methods and Techniques • Use of Well Logging Measurements and Analysis for Fracturing Design • Fracture Treatment Diagnostics • Environmental Stewardship
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Title: Fracturing Horizontal Wells

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education: New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Athens, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Milan, New Delhi, Singapore, Sydney, Toronto

Copyright / Pub. Date: 2016 McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 9781259585616

Authors:

Mohamed Y. Soliman, Ph.D., P.E., NAI is the Chairman of the Petroleum Engineering Department at the University of Houston. Prior to joining the University of Houston, Dr. Soliman was the George P. Livermore Professor of Petroleum Engineering at Texas Tech University. Before that, he worked for Halliburton Energy for more than 30 years in several technical and managerial positions. He is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, licensed as a Professional Engineer by the State of Texas, and a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). Dr. Soliman is also a visiting professor at King Saud University in Saudi Arabia. He has authored or coauthored more than 200 technical papers and holds 27 U.S. patents with more than 10 patents pending.

Ron Dusterhoft is a Technology Fellow at Halliburton. He has worked in the petroleum industry for 32 years in multiple locations around the world in different engineering positions. His research interests include hydraulic fracture design, modeling, and performance for both unconventional shale assets and deepwater sand control applications. Mr. Dusterhoft has authored or coauthored more than 30 technical papers and holds more than 60 issued patents. He earned a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Alberta in Canada and is a Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

Description: Effectively apply modern fracturing methods in horizontal wells. Improve productivity and maximize natural gas extraction using the practical information contained in this comprehensive guide. Written by world-renowned experts, Fracturing Horizontal Wells features complete details on the latest fracking tools and technologies. Illustrations, tables, and real-world examples are found throughout. Discover how to handle site selection and testing, build accurate simulations, and efficiently extract energy from horizontal sources, including shale formations. Environmental standards, regulatory compliance, and safety protocols are also included. Fracturing Horizontal Wells covers: • Fracture Stimulation of Horizontal Wells • Transitioning from Vertical to Horizontal Wellbores • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Horizontal Wells • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Fractured Horizontal Wells • Fracturing Horizontal Wells: Rock Mechanics Overview • Drilling of Horizontal Wells • Proppant and Proppant Transport • Fracture Diagnostic Testing • Interval Isolation • Horizontal Completion Fracturing Methods and Techniques • Use of Well Logging Measurements and Analysis for Fracturing Design • Fracture Treatment Diagnostics • Environmental Stewardship