Instructor: Dr. Bob Barree

  • TBA - Lakewood, CO

Description: Principles of Hydraulic Fracturing is an introductory class that covers the theoretical fundamentals of fracturing. Geared toward engineering and geosciences professionals, the primary focus of this course is on fracture stimulation design for tight gas and unconventional reservoirs. However, the topics covered apply generally to stimulation of all reservoirs, including moderate to high permeability systems, and soft-rock applications.

Topics include:
  • How to select stimulation methods

  • Input Data for fracture design models

  • Designing and Using Pre-Frac Injection Tests (DFIT’s)

  • Perforating for Stimulation

  • Fracturing Fluid Rheology

Training classroom

Registration: To register, please complete and return the registration from. The total cost of the course is $2,000.00, with a $300.00 deposit due upfront. 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, Barree & Associates, LLC, refund will the cost of tuition paid in excess of $300 USD in the same method that it was paid. The $300 USD tuition deposit is non-refundable and non-negotiable.

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