Hydraulic Fracturing with GOHFER (36 hours)

This course will consist of 12, 3 hour sessions via Microsoft Teams from 9 am to noon Houston time.  
   Part 1 will be held on Tuesday, July 26th, thru Friday, July 29th
   Part 2 will be held on Tuesday, August 2nd, thru Friday, August 5th
   Part 3 will be held on Tuesday, August 9th, thru Friday, August 12th

The course begins with a general introduction to the GOHFER Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation software. No prior experience with GOHFER is required, but students should have general knowledge of hydraulic fracturing. During the course we will build several projects using data we provide. This will include a complete vertical well project, a single lateral horizontal well project, and a project with multiple laterals.

Please note that an active GOHFER license is required to take part in this course. The training is free of charge to one student per current licensed copy of GOHFER. Training licenses are available on a limited basis for a small fee.

This course will be taught by Dr. Robert Barree, Technology Fellow for Production Enhancement with Halliburton, assisted by Kevin Svatek and Andy Benson.

Registration must be complete by end of business Friday, July 22, 2022

To register please click here

Basic GOHFER Training Class


Who Should Attend: This course targets individuals who are new to the GOHFER software or those who want a refresher course. All facets and modules of the GOHFER software will be discussed and demonstrated including the new GOHFER v9.0 Multi-Well Fully 3D Geo-Mechanical Model.

Description and objective: To demonstrate, along with class participation, the GOHFER integrated geomechanical fracture simulation software project workflow with actual data while discussing individual inputs, functions and features of the application. Provides basic understanding of how to use and navigate the user interface and apply the program to individual project.

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Advanced GOHFER Training Class

GOHFER – Multi-Well Fully 3D Geo-Mechanical Model & GPA (Production Analysis)


Who Should Attend: This course is intended for EXPERIENCED GOHFER USERS ONLY. This course will discuss and demonstrate the latest GOHFER Multi-Well Fully 3D Geo-Mechanical Model and GOHFER Production Analysis (GPA). This course assumes the students have received previous GOHFER training and are proficient with the current customer version. Basic/beginner topics and other modules will not be covered.


  • Multi-wells, including vertical and horizontal, in same model
  • Fracture stress-shadow interference between fractures and stages, on each well
  • Multi-layer completions, zipper-fracs, and offset depletion effects
  • Full 3D geo-mechanical earth model input
  • Optional input of 2D surface map w/ reference well logs
  • Geo-steering of laterals and engineered completions
  • Full processing of log or “core” from 3D earth model
  • Decline Analysis / Type Curve Analysis

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Returning Attendee? – If you have already taken either the 3 or 5 day GOHFER course and would like to attend the course again, we are offering the repeat course at ½ price!

Student? – If you are a full time student at a university or college studying in the petroleum industry and are interested in attending either the 3 or 5 day GOHFER course, and if space is available once all paying customers have registered, you may register and attend free of charge.

Instructors: Mr. Kevin Svatek / Mr. Andy Benson

Training classroom

Registration: Registration will only be complete upon receipt of our registration form and deposit or payment in full. Select Register for the desired course at left. There are a limited number of spots available, and registration will be on a first come-first served basis.

Total Cost: : $1,500 USD per person. This includes course material on flash drive, breakfast, lunch and snacks.

Minimum deposit due on registration: $500 USD per person

Time & Location information: The course runs from 8 AM to 4:30 PM each day with a mid-morning and mid-afternoon break. 

If a cancellation is required greater than 14 days before the course start date, your refund will be the cost of tuition paid in excess of $500 USD in the same method that it was paid. The $500 USD tuition deposit is non-refundable and non-negotiable.

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