Flowback Analysis (FBA)

Fracture Property Evaluation from Flowback and Early-Time Production Data

Prepared and presented by SPE Distinguished Lecturer C. R. Clarkson and subject matter expert J.D. Williams-Kovacs, University of Calgary

We're pleased to annouce that the contents of Chris Clarkson's FBA course reference Chapter 14 - Flowback and Early-Time Production Data Analysis within Hydraulic Fracturing: Fundamentals and Advancements by Jennifer Miskimins, (Editor-in-Chief) which is published by the Society of Petroleum Engineers.

    Chapter 1 - FBA: Introduction

    1.01 Course Introduction Sample Lesson

    1.02 FBA Introduction

    1.03 Workflows for RTA of Flowback and Early-Time Production Data

    1.04 Overview of Identifying Flow Regimes

    1.05 Flow Regime Signatures

    1.06 Flow Regime Signatures - Shale Gas

    1.07 Flow Regime Signatures for Online Production

    1.08 Workflow to Improve Flow Regime Identification

    Chapter 2 - FBA: Straight Line Analysis (SLA)

    2.01 Straight Line Analysis Introduction (SLA)

    2.02 SLA: Tight Oil & After Breakthrough Analysis

    2.03 SLA: Tight Shale

    2.04 SLA: Early Ontime Production

    2.05 SLA: EOP Two-Phase

    2.06 SLA: EOP Dynamic Drainage

    2.07 SLA: Multiphase Flow

    Chapter 3 - FBA: Type-Curve Analysis (TCA)

    3.01 Performing Type-Curve Analysis

    3.02 Fetkovitch Type Curve Model Overview

    3.03 Wattenbarger Type Curve Model Overview

    3.04 Model History Match Overview

    3.05 First General Models

    3.06 Performing Model History Matching

    Chapter 4 - FBA: Examples and Case Studies

    4.01 Comparing the Flowback and Online Results

    4.02 Additional Workflow Examples

    4.03 Workflow for Flowback and Early Online Production

    4.04 Case Studies Overview

    4.05 Case Study #1: Integrated Frac-Through-Flowback from Montney

    4.06 Case Study #2: FBA of Multi-Well Communication

    4.07 Case Study #3: Semi-Analytical Analysis of Mulit-Phase TLF