Applied Technology Workshop: Hydraulic Fracturing in Russia: Current Experience and Perspectives

Thursday, 22 July 2010 Read 4102 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)
Hydraulic fracturing, as a method of well stimulation, started in USA in the late nineteen forties. In the Soviet Union it was employed for the first time in 1952.

Applied Technology Workshop

Hydraulic Fracturing in Russia: Current Experience and Perspectives

September 28 – September 30, 2010
Conference Hall, TNK-BP Company
14, Kuzovatkina street, TNK-BP office, Nizhnevartovsk, Western Siberia, Russia

Registration Deadline: September 10, 2010

Register online at www.spe.org/atws or use this form doc-file (100 Kb).

ATTENTION NON-MEMBERS:

JOIN SPE DURING THIS WORKSHOP AND RECEIVE YOUR FIRST YEAR’S (Yr 2010-2011) MEMBERSHIP FREE! SUBMIT YOUR MEMBERSHIP APPLICATION FORM ONSITE!

Workshop Description
Hydraulic fracturing, as a method of well stimulation, started in USA in the late nineteen forties. In the Soviet Union it was employed for the first time in 1952. Hydraulic fracturing was initially a primarily completion method for injection wells in the course of peripheral waterflooding at that time, less often it was performed on oil wells. Later on in the former Soviet Union hydraulic fracturing was done in oil wells with river sand employed as proppant material.

When development of high production rate oil fields had started in Western Siberia, the interest in hydraulic fracturing dissipated nearly completely. As a result, hydraulic fracturing was not employed on a commercial scale in the Russian petroleum industry between the early seventies and the end of nineties of the 20th century.

The second coming of hydraulic fracturing took place consequently on dramatically worsened structure of reserves in Russia in the early 1990-s. It was employed not only as a production enhancement method but also as a commercially viable method of developing hydrocarbon accumulations in low permeability reservoirs. This was facilitated by availability of modern hydraulic fracturing procedures adapted to specific geological conditions of the Russian Federation. By now the Russian oil and gas companies have accumulated substantial experience in hydraulic fracturing operations under various geological conditions.

Our goal is to ensure this Workshop is attended by representatives of the major operators and service companies and is an exemplar forum for a free dialogue that would offer an opportunity for the experienced companies to share accumulated knowledge and to gain knowledge for those in search of solutions.

Workshop Objectives and Deliverables

  • Evaluation and discussion of existing fracturing experience in Russia
  • Exchange of ideas for future development of Russia’s fracturing market.

Who Should Attend

  • E&P company personnel involved in field development planning
  • Completion and Stimulation Engineers
  • Engineers carrying out hydraulic fracturing activities and looking to expand the application of their knowledge to different reservoir types
  • Service company staff offering products and technologies for hydraulic fracturing

Program Committee List

  • Suleyman Sitdikov Rosneft (Co-Chair)
  • Andrey Dedurin TNK-BP (Co-Chair)
  • Alexander Bogdanov CAToil
  • Brian Davidson Carbo Ceramics
  • Philippe Enkababian Schlumberger
  • Ivan Kashtanov Gazpromneft
  • Pavel Kuzovenkov Russneft
  • Vladimir Makienko Lukoil West Siberia
  • Andrey Mikhin Lukoil Engineering
  • Maxim Mikitin Trican Well Services
  • Murray Pike Trican Well Services
  • Antonina Prudnikova Halliburton
  • Pavel Rusinov Fores Chemicals

Workshop Timetable

TUESDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

0845–0930 SPE Registration, Coffee

0930–0945 Workshop Opening

0945–1030 Session 1: Well Candidate & Treatment Selection

1030–1100 Coffee Break

1100–1230 Session 1: Continued

1230–1330 Lunch

1330–1500 Session 2: Latest Technology Achievements in Hydraulic Fracturing

1500–1530 Coffee Break

1530–1700 Session 2: Continued

1730 -1930 Reception

WEDNESDAY 29 SEPTEMBER

0830–0900 Morning Coffee

0900–1030 Session 3: Practical Application of Spatial Fracture Orientation Technology in Re-Fracturing. Necessity and Efficiency of Re-Fracturing operations

1030–1100 Coffee Break

1100–1230 Session 3: Continued

1230–1330 Lunch

1330–1500 Session 4: Horizontal Well Fracturing

1500–1530 Coffee Break

1530–1700 Session 4: Continued

THURSDAY 30 SEPTEMBER

0830–0900 Morning Coffee

0900–1030 Session 5: Acid Fracturing

1030–1100 Coffee Break

1100–1230 Session 5: Continued

1230–1330 Lunch

1330–1500 Discussions

1500–1530 Coffee Break

1530–1700 Discussions: Continued

1700 Workshop Closing

All information and Registaration form in pdf-file (1.5 Mb)

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter the (*) required information where indicated. HTML code is not allowed.