Frac Packing Handbook

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Frac-packing procedures have advanced significantly since the 1990s, and engineers are in need of a go-to reference book on the subject. The Frac Packing Handbook is a comprehensive collection of technical materials that covers the most basic to the most highly advanced issues in frac-pack operations. The Handbook consists of 20 chapters to assist practitioners in selecting well candidates; frac-pack job design, preparation, and procedure; treatment execution; post-frac-pack treatment analysis; production expectation and evaluation; case histories; quality control; and emerging technologies. Because a properly designed and executed frac-pack job can improve cash flow, industry technical personnel can use this book to assist in improving profits. Additionally, the reader will learn the nuts and bolts of frac-pack technology applications as they are applied around the world. This practical book is intended for completion, production, and reservoir engineers, both highly experienced practitioners and those who are just beginning to deal with this expanding technology.

About the Author

Dr. Ali Ghalambor has over 35 years of industrial and academic merits. Some of the positions he has assumed in the past involved significant engineering and supervisory roles in various companies, like Tenneco Oil Company and Occidental Research Corporation. Additionally, he has provided consultation services to petroleum production and service organizations in both the private and government sectors, and international agencies, including the United Nations.

Syed A. Ali is a technical advisor at Schlumberger Technology Corporation. He began his career in 1976 as a project geologist at Gulf Research and Development Company in Houston, and went on to hold various positions at Chevron starting in 1981, where he stayed until arriving at Schlumberger in 2007. Ali is recognized by the industry as an expert in formation damage control, sandstone acidizing, and production chemistry. He has authored approximately 150 technical papers. Ali received the SPE Production and Operations Award in 2006, the Distinguished Service Award in 2012, and Distinguished Membership in 2013. He served as a Distinguished Lecturer during 2004–05 and his presentation was titled “Fluid Selection for Deepwater Completions—New Frontiers Bring New Fluid Related Challenges.” In 2009 he played an instrumental role, working with James Pappas, in establishing the SPE International Production and Operations Conference. He also helped establish the SPE Deepwater Drilling and Completions Conference in 2010 and was cochair of the 2014 conference. He currently is chair of the JPT Editorial Committee. Ali earned BS and MS degrees in geology from the University of Karachi in Pakistan, an MS in geology from Ohio State University, and a PhD in geology from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

William David Norman is a principal completion engineering SME consultant for NSI Technologies with more than 40 years of global completion experience. Before working with NSI, he worked in various SME capacities for Chevron, Schlumberger, Dowell, and IMCO. He is the coauthor/editor of five books and has published more than 80 articles and technical papers. He has served as technical editor for the focus topics of fracture packing and sand control for the SPE Journal and the Journal of Petroleum Technology. Norman has chaired several SPE Forums and ATWs and the SPE Forum Series Implementation Committee and is an instructor of SPE short courses. He was named an SPE Distinguished Member and SPE Distinguished Lecturer and also received the SPE Gulf Coast Regional Award for Drilling and Completion and Southern Region Distinguished Service Award. He has served on several ATCE committees. He has served on the board of five SPE sections and was chairman of three. Norman holds a BS degree in chemistry from Mississippi College and completed MS degree work in biochemistry from the University of South Mississippi.

Type: Softcover
Size: 7x10
Pages: 628
Published: 2009
ISBN: 9781555631376

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Ali Ghalambor | Syed A. Ali | W. David Norman
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