This two-day short course provides a broad, basic understanding of completion and stimulation techniques. Focus is placed on the design, construction, and stimulation of both vertical and horizontal wells. Specific topics discussed include wellbore integrity and design, completion types, downhole tools such as packers and bridge plugs, formation damage, and stimulation techniques including hydraulic fracturing and acidizing. As the title implies, the course is designed for geophysicists and other geoscientists and approaches these topics from a multidisciplinary viewpoint to facilitate the input of geological and petrophysical components into completion and stimulation operations. Data and information that should be considered and shared by all disciplines is discussed. Why certain completion and stimulation techniques are chosen in certain reservoirs versus others is also reviewed.
Jennifer L. Miskimins is Senior Consulting Engineer for Barree & Associates in Lakewood, CO. Prior to joining Barree & Associates in 2012, she was an Associate Professor in the Petroleum Engineering Department at the Colorado School of Mines (CSM) in Golden, CO, where she still holds a faculty appointment. Dr. Miskimins holds B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in petroleum engineering. Prior to joining CSM, she worked for Marathon Oil Company in a variety of locations. Dr. Miskimins is the founder and past Director of the Fracturing, Acidizing, Stimulation Technology (FAST) Consortium at CSM. She teaches a variety of short courses including completions and stimulation classes. She is a member of SPE, SPWLA, and AAPG, was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for 2010-2011 and 2013-2014, and currently serves on the SPE Board of Directors as the Production & Operations Technical Director.