Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs: Theories, Operations, and Economic Analysis, Second Edition, presents the latest operations and applications in all facets of fracturing. Enhanced to include today's newest technologies, such as machine learning and the monitoring of field performance using pressure and rate transient analysis, this reference gives engineers the full spectrum of information needed to run unconventional field developments. Covering key aspects, including fracture clean-up, expanded material on refracturing, and a discussion on economic analysis in unconventional reservoirs, this book keeps today's petroleum engineers updated on the critical aspects of unconventional activity.
- Helps readers understand drilling and production technology and operations in shale gas through real-field examples
- Covers various topics on fractured wells and the exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons in one complete reference
- Presents the latest operations and applications in all facets of fracturing
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1. Introduction to Unconventional Reservoirs 2. Advanced Shale Reservoir Characterization 3. Shale Initial Gas-in-Place Calculation 4. Multiscale Fluid Flow and Transport in Organic-Rich Shale 5. Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Systems 6. Proppant Characteristics and Application Design 7. Unconventional Reservoir Development Footprints 8. Hydraulic Fracturing Chemical Selection and Design 9. Fracture Pressure Analysis and Perforation Design 10. Fracture Treatment Design 11. Horizontal Well Multistage Completion Techniques 12. Completions and Flowback Design Evaluation in Relation to Production 13. Rock Mechanical Properties and In Situ Stresses 14. Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test 15. Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing Propagation 16. Operations and Execution 17. Decline Curve Analysis 18. Economic Evaluation 19. The Role of Federal Reserve 20. NGL and Condensate Handling, Calculations, and Breakeven Analysis 21. Well Spacing and Completions Design Optimization 22. Stacked Pay Development 23. Production Analysis and Wellhead Design 24. Application of Machine Learning in Hydraulic Fracture Optimization 25. Numerical Simulation of Real Field Marcellus Shale Reservoir Development and Stimulation
Hoss Belyadi is currently a Senior Subsurface Engineer at EQT Corporations specializing in production and completions optimization, completions and reservoir modeling, machine learning, and project evaluation. Mr. Belyadi is also an adjunct faculty member at Marietta College and Saint Francis University teaching Natural Gas Engineering, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Design. Previously he was an adjunct professor at West Virginia University teaching Hydraulic Frac Stimulation Design and a Senior Reservoir Engineer at CNX Resources Corporation. Mr. Belyadi has been a member of Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) since 2006 and has authored and coauthored several SPE papers on reservoir/completions optimization, production enhancement, and machine learning. Hoss earned his BS and MS, both in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University.
Dr. Fathi is currently an Associate Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University. He has received 2014 (AIME) Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award and SPE outstanding Technical Editor Award in 2013. Ebrahim has authored several peer reviewed journal publications and conference papers. He has been heavily involved in research on various aspects of unconventional reservoir developments, including machine learning, multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells, and prediction of fault reactivation. His research has also included laboratory measurement and characterization of fluid transport and storage in organic-rich shales, innovative research developing new-generation of flow simulators for unconventional reservoirs, and the area of computational fluid dynamics. He earned a BS in Exploration of Mining Engineering and a MS in Exploration of Petroleum Engineering, both from Tehran University, a PhD and Post-doc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma.
Fatemeh Belyadi is currently the founder and CEO of Integrated Smart Data Solutions, LLC. Dr. Belyadi was formerly an Assistant Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at West Virginia University, Exterran Energy Solution Company, and Kish Oil and Gas Company (KOGC) where she specialized in process equipment, gas plant, refinery reactor design, reservoir management, and machine learning. SPE publishes a large portion of her professional activities, where she regularly attends and presents papers in SPE conferences. Her research interests include multi-phase fluid flow, wellbore integrity, designing and managing drilling fluids, machine learning, and enhanced oil recovery especially from stripper wells. Dr. Belyadi received her BS, MS, and PhD in Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering from West Virginia University.