Overview of Hydraulic Fracturing Mechanics

Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing | Est. Length : 1 hr

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Course Content

In today’s oil and gas producing environment, Hydraulic Fracturing and other types of stimulation, play major roles in enhancing petroleum reserves and daily production. This course is a comprehensive course designed to teach the theory, mechanics, and design and post-fracture analysis associated with Hydraulic Fracturing and does not require prior advanced fracturing skills as a prerequisite for registration.

This e-symposium provides highlights of the hydraulic fracturing mechanics, analysis, and design, and is derived from a two and one-half (2-1/2) day course which is designed for drilling, completion, production engineers, engineering technicians, geologists, well-site and completion supervisors, and managers, who desire to possess a comprehensive and integral knowledge of Hydraulic Fracturing.

Topics Include:

  • Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing
  • Introduction
  • History
  • Pre-Treatment Formation Evaluation
  • Geologic Considerations
  • Lithology
  • Clay Content

Who Should Attend

This course is for geologists, geophysicists, engineers, and support technicians who need to know about hydraulic fracturing.

Estimated Time

45 mins of video lectures

15 mins reading and quiz

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Class Curriculum

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does 12 months access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 12 months - across any and all devices you own.
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