Horizontal and Multilateral Wells: Completions and Stimulation - HML2
Discipline: Production and Completions Engineering
Duration: 5 days
Instructor(s): Steve Metcalf, Subhash Shah
Successful multilateral and horizontal wells require new considerations, interdisciplinary planning, and special techniques. This intense course focuses on the critical need for a proper understanding of all aspects of horizontal and multilateral design and completion. It also addresses basic stimulation design and analysis concepts. It is designed for those planning or working with horizontal and multilateral wells and interested in effective use of the latest technology. Basic understanding of important reservoir characteristics, hole stability, formation damage, crucial zonal isolation, and hydraulic fracturing are just some of the critical issues addressed by this course. Hydraulic fracturing aspects of unconventional resources plays, including conductivity, proppant selection, and practices, are discussed. A combined practical and technical theme is employed, with emphasis on economy and efficiency in designing, completing, and producing horizontal and multilateral wells.
"The group project was good for collaborating and I like how it built on the learnings in the class. Good well rounded class. Thanks!" - Completions Engineer, United States
"I have attended many courses. I have never enjoyed one more." - Operations Engineer
Completion, production, reservoir, and research engineers; geologists; managers in completion, production, drilling, and exploration; others involved in various phases of horizontal and multilateral wells or interested in gaining an interdisciplinary up-to-date understanding of this continually evolving technology.
You Will Learn:
- Successfully design and optimize horizontal and multilateral well completions
- Engineer wells, taking into account limitations imposed by well bore stability and borehole friction
- Determine the appropriate zonal isolation methods for horizontal and multilateral wells
- Identify key components of fracture design and analysis in horizontal wells
- Design damage removal, stimulation, and workover operations
- Reservoir characteristics for horizontal and multilateral well applications
- Well performance prediction
- Wellbore stability of horizontal wells
- Stress field effect on drilling, completion, production, and stimulation
- Multilateral well structure, junction, and application
- Formation damage and its effect on horizontal well performance
- Well completion and its effect on horizontal and multilateral wells
- Intelligent completion: downhole monitoring and control
- Well trajectory and completion optimization
- Horizontal well fracturing
- Acidizing of horizontal wells
- Other stimulation methods
MR. STEVE METCALF has worked in the petroleum industry for approximately 40 years in both service and operating companies in Texas and Oklahoma. Within his career, he held various research and engineering positions, including 11 years in Acid Research. With Baker Hughes, he held the position of Senior Engineering Advisor with a primary focus in Production Enhancement. He also spent nearly seven years as the Technical Manager in the Permian Basin area for Baker Hughes US Land Pressure Pumping in Midland, TX. In addition to facilitating a variety of top tier, engaging learning events for Oil and Gas Skills, Steve owns an independent consulting company, Dead Branch Consulting LLC. Mr. Metcalf has a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, with a double minor in Mathematics and Physics from Emporia State University. He also has a Master's of Science Degree in Physical Chemistry from Kansas State University. Steve is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer in Oklahoma since 1988, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers since 1977, and has co-authored over 60 papers in the areas of cementing, acidizing, and fracturing. In addition, Mr. Metcalf is an inventor and co-inventor on six US patents.
DR. SUBHASH N. SHAH is the Stephenson Chair Professor and Director of the Well Construction Technology Center at the Mewbourne School of Petroleum and Geological Engineering at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, Oklahoma. He has a distinguished career in the Oil and Gas (O&G) industry for over 35 years 18 years in industry predominantly with Halliburton Energy Services and 17 years in academia. He enjoys teaching at undergraduate and graduate levels and supervises students' research leading to masters and doctoral degrees in petroleum engineering (PE). He directs a well-established center to conduct PE research and collaborates with several industry partners. He travels world-wide to deliver lectures and to provide consulting services to the O&G industry. He has authored over 250 technical papers in more than 20 international journals. His areas of expertise include onshore/offshore drilling, stimulation, well completions, and the emerging technologies of horizontal wells and coiled tubing. He is a Chairman of ISO 13503 Procedure for Friction Pressure Measurements, and serves on the Editorial Boards of SPE since 1984, Petroleum Science since 2006 and International Journal of Oil, Gas and Coal Technology since 2006. He has been well-recognized by his peers and is a recipient of numerous industry and academic awards. He has a BS from the MS University of Baroda as well as an MS and PhD from the University of New Mexico, all in Chemical Engineering. He is a registered licensed professional engineer.
In-House Course Presentations
All courses are available for in-house presentation to individual organizations. In-house courses may be structured the same as the public versions or tailored to meet your requirements. Special courses on virtually any petroleum-related subject can be arranged specifically for in-house presentation. For further information, contact our In-House Training Coordinator at one of the
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