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Acid Stimulation

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, Design and Appraisal of Hydraulic Fractures offers a basic yet comprehensive introduction to the completion and reservoir engineering aspects of hydraulic fracture stimulation. The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 covers the design and placement of a hydraulic fracture stimulation; topics include the basics of the hydraulic fracturing process, stress issues, fracture geometry, controls on generated length and width, fluid and proppant selection, quality control, and quality assurance. Section 2 introduces the use of dynamic data to characterize the in-place hydraulic fracture, outlining the methods of pressure-transient analysis for both pressure-drawdown and pressure-buildup tests. The discussion includes effective wellbore radius, effective fracture half-length, equivalent skin, and their relationships; simulated and field examples illustrate the basic analysis procedure and many common pitfalls. The final section covers the prediction of long-term rate performance and recoverable volumes. Three approaches are discussed: rate-decline type curves, analytical and semianalytical methods, and numerical simulation. Essential elements are given for each and illustrated with field examples. Design and Appraisal of Hydraulic Fractures is a valuable reference for all members of the geotechnical and surface engineering communities who need to understand the important issues around and the full impact of hydraulic fracture stimulation on well performance.

About the Author

Syed A. Ali is a technical adviser at Schlumberger Technology Corp. He began his career as a project geologist at Gulf Research and Development Co. in 1976 and held various positions at Chevron starting in 1981. He joined Schlumberger in 2007. Ali is recognized as an expert in formation damage control, sandstone acidizing, and production chemistry and is the author of approximately 150 technical papers. Ali received the 2014 SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, the 2006 SPE Production and Operations Award, the 2012 Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Membership in 2013, and the 2015 Honorary Membership Award. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer in 2004 2005. In 2009, Ali played an instrumental role in establishing the SPE International Production and Operations Conference. He also helped establish the SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in 2010 and was co-chair of the 2014 conference. He is chair of the JPT Editorial Committee. Ali holds BS and MS degrees in geology from the University of Karachi in Pakistan, an MS in geology from Ohio State University, and a PhD in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Leonard J. Kalfayan is a Global Advisor with Hess Corp. based in Houston. His background is in oil, gas, and geothermal production enhancement; new technology development and implementation; and business development. He was a 2005 SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has served on numerous SPE program and technical committees. He is author of more than 30 SPE and other journal publications and serves as a technical reviewer for SPE Production & Operations. He is also author of the book Production Enhancement With Acid Stimulation and co-author of the book The Energy Imperative.

Carl T. Montgomery, SPE, is a Senior Project Advisor with NSI Technologies based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Formerly, Carl was with ConocoPhillips, Arco, and Dowell Schlumberger and has worked on wells in 54 different countries around the world. Carl has served SPE as a Distinguished Lecturer, was the first SPE International Technical Director for Drilling & Completions, has presented SPE short courses on fracturing, and was awarded the 2007 SPE Drilling and Completions award. He has authored a textbook on Hydraulic Fracturing, numerous papers and chapters in several additional stimulation and cementing books, and holds 27 US/international patents.

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Type: Softcover
Size: 7x10
Pages: 305
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781613994269

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Using an interdisciplinary approach, Design and Appraisal of Hydraulic Fractures offers a basic yet comprehensive introduction to the completion and reservoir engineering aspects of hydraulic fracture stimulation. The book is divided into three sections. Section 1 covers the design and placement of a hydraulic fracture stimulation; topics include the basics of the hydraulic fracturing process, stress issues, fracture geometry, controls on generated length and width, fluid and proppant selection, quality control, and quality assurance. Section 2 introduces the use of dynamic data to characterize the in-place hydraulic fracture, outlining the methods of pressure-transient analysis for both pressure-drawdown and pressure-buildup tests. The discussion includes effective wellbore radius, effective fracture half-length, equivalent skin, and their relationships; simulated and field examples illustrate the basic analysis procedure and many common pitfalls. The final section covers the prediction of long-term rate performance and recoverable volumes. Three approaches are discussed: rate-decline type curves, analytical and semianalytical methods, and numerical simulation. Essential elements are given for each and illustrated with field examples. Design and Appraisal of Hydraulic Fractures is a valuable reference for all members of the geotechnical and surface engineering communities who need to understand the important issues around and the full impact of hydraulic fracture stimulation on well performance.

About the Author

Syed A. Ali is a technical adviser at Schlumberger Technology Corp. He began his career as a project geologist at Gulf Research and Development Co. in 1976 and held various positions at Chevron starting in 1981. He joined Schlumberger in 2007. Ali is recognized as an expert in formation damage control, sandstone acidizing, and production chemistry and is the author of approximately 150 technical papers. Ali received the 2014 SPE DeGolyer Distinguished Service Medal, the 2006 SPE Production and Operations Award, the 2012 Distinguished Service Award, Distinguished Membership in 2013, and the 2015 Honorary Membership Award. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer in 2004 2005. In 2009, Ali played an instrumental role in establishing the SPE International Production and Operations Conference. He also helped establish the SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in 2010 and was co-chair of the 2014 conference. He is chair of the JPT Editorial Committee. Ali holds BS and MS degrees in geology from the University of Karachi in Pakistan, an MS in geology from Ohio State University, and a PhD in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Leonard J. Kalfayan is a Global Advisor with Hess Corp. based in Houston. His background is in oil, gas, and geothermal production enhancement; new technology development and implementation; and business development. He was a 2005 SPE Distinguished Lecturer and has served on numerous SPE program and technical committees. He is author of more than 30 SPE and other journal publications and serves as a technical reviewer for SPE Production & Operations. He is also author of the book Production Enhancement With Acid Stimulation and co-author of the book The Energy Imperative.

Carl T. Montgomery, SPE, is a Senior Project Advisor with NSI Technologies based in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Formerly, Carl was with ConocoPhillips, Arco, and Dowell Schlumberger and has worked on wells in 54 different countries around the world. Carl has served SPE as a Distinguished Lecturer, was the first SPE International Technical Director for Drilling & Completions, has presented SPE short courses on fracturing, and was awarded the 2007 SPE Drilling and Completions award. He has authored a textbook on Hydraulic Fracturing, numerous papers and chapters in several additional stimulation and cementing books, and holds 27 US/international patents.

Details
Type: Softcover
Size: 7x10
Pages: 305
Published: 2016
ISBN: 9781613994269

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SKU: 9781613994269
UPC: 9781613994269
Condition: New
Weight: 1.80 LBS
Width: 7.00
Height: 10.00
Depth: 0.75
Author: Syed A. Ali | Leonard Kalfayan | Carl Montgomery
Type: Softcover