ResFrac Fundamentals Training Course

Simulate the Entire Life Cycle of an Unconventional Well with a Single Simulator

About this event

ResFrac’s simulator training course addresses economic optimization in the context of cluster spacing, well spacing, fluid and proppant volumes, landing depth, stage length, and cluster design. ResFrac is the only commercial code that fully integrates a true hydraulic fracturing simulator with a reservoir simulator (including geomechanics), where at every timestep all governing physics are solved simultaneously. This enables the seamless simulation of the full life-cycle of a well or pad.

Who Should Attend: The course is for new or existing, users of ResFrac, and will cover the basics of  geomechanical and fracturing theory, but participants will ideally have some prior familiarity with hydraulic fracturing.

Description and Objective: In this two-day course, we will cover the technical basis for the modeling approach, give an overview of the software capabilities, and build example models to optimize critical aspects of well design: well spacing, cluster spacing, proppant loading, well sequencing, and more.



Course will cover:  Day 1 will provide an introduction to the software for new users. Day 2 will cover advanced topics that will be useful for both new and experienced users, such as: automated history matching, automated economic optimization, automated uncertainty quantification, frac hit damage mechanisms, refracs, flow allocation by layer, cross-flow outside casing, sealed-wellbore pressure monitoring.  Participants may choose to register for one or both days of the training.

For participants without a ResFrac license, a 30-day trial license will be provided.

Cost: Course cost is $1600 for both days,  and includes two days of breakfast, lunch, and snacks;  course slides. Participants may register for one or both days, at a prorated rate of $ 800 per day.

Instructors: Dr. Mark McClure, Garrett Fowler, and Dave Ratcliff.

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