Instructor: Dr. Bob Barree

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Description: The course covers the fundamental physical processes controlling hydraulic fracturing in both conventional and unconventional reservoir developments. Topics include log petrophysical analysis and log QC, developing calibrated reservoir and mechanical earth models from limited or incomplete data, geo-steering wells and assessing landing points, design and evaluation of treatment fluid systems for sand transport and geometry creation, pre- and post-frac diagnostics applications and interpretation, post-frac production forecasting for single and multiple wells or treatment stages, rate-transient analysis of actual production data, and economic optimization of pattern developments.

Who Should Attend: The course content assumes a sound foundation in petroleum engineering or geoscience. It is appropriate for reservoir, completion, and operations engineers, development geologists, petrophysicists, and managers involved in development planning. Graduate students currently working on dissertations are encouraged to attend.

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Registration: To register, please complete and return the registration from. The total cost of the course is $2,000.00, with a non-refundable $500.00 deposit due upon registration. Registration is on a first-come first-served basis due to limited seating capacity.

Time & Location information: The course runs from 8 AM to 4:30 PM each day at our office in Lakewood, Colorado.

We provide a catered breakfast, lunch, and afternoon snack. Please notify us if you have special dietary requirements. We will do our best to accommodate your needs. A menu of the selected foods is available upon request.

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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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