February 19 Noon-1pm Online meeting link coming soon
Join CPGE on Friday, February 19, at noon for a free webinar to hear perspectives on the geology and technology that sustained the boom in shale fracturing from Drs Jon Olson, Mukul Sharma and Zoya Heidari with the Center for Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering.
Horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing have revolutionized oil and gas production in the United States over the past decade. We give an overview of some of the geologic and geo-mechanical aspects of fracturing in shales. In particular we look at hydraulic fracture / natural fracture interaction, stress shadow effects that impact simultaneous fracture propagation from adjacent perforation clusters in horizontal wells, and the advances in proppants and novel frac fluid formulations. We conclude by weighing the environmental concerns about hydraulic fracturing with the benefits society has derived from the application of the technology. Read more>>>