SPE Seminar


This course presents the fundamentals of fracturing pressure analysis. This includes design parameters that can be determined, uses and limitations of such analysis for on-site design, and field examples. Sessions include real world examples from a variety of environments, from “tight” gas to high permeability, offshore, and “frac-pack” treatments.

Topics covered include in-situ stresses, fracture geometry, closure pressure determination, bottom hole treating pressure interpretation, pressure decline analysis, fluid efficiency, Fluid loss coefficient, pressure vs. fracture height growth—stress profile, proppant/fluid scheduling from pressure decline data.

Learning Level


Course Length

1 Day

Why Attend?

Course participants will be able to:

  • Estimate formation stresses and mechanical properties
  • Design and optimise a hydraulic fracture job
  • Monitor and evaluate a hydraulic fracture job

Who Should Attend

Engineers those involved in design and evaluation of hydraulic fracturing jobs. Petroleum engineers, geoscientists, and supervisors working on well completions, stimulation, tight gas fields, carbonate reservoirs and offshore soft formations sand control will all benefit from this course.

Special Requirements

Participants should have moderate experience or exposure to the topic.


0.8 CEUs (Continuing Education Units) will be awarded for this 1-day course.


Ahmed Abou-Sayed is President/CEO and Founder of Advantek International, a consulting firm in Texas since 1999. He holds advanced engineering degrees from Egypt, France and the USA, and has over twenty-five years of experience within the petroleum industry covering technology development, management, and technical consultancy. His work has been focused within the areas of fracturing/stimulation, well integrity and stability, sand control, associated stream management, production geomechanics and environmental compliance, produced water management and waterflooding and oil field waste disposal.

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