Introduction to Hydraulic Fracturing

Production and Operations


This course will provide introductory information on all aspects of knowledge relating to hydraulic fracturing, from the history of fracturing, design, execution, evaluation, and also recent advances in horizontal staged fracturing, which is widely used in unconventional resources like shale gas. Participants will obtain the understanding of design, execution and evaluation process of hydraulic fracturing and knowledge of the critical parameters dictating the success of hydraulic fracturing. The course will also cover the concept and difference between conventional and unconventional fracturing process.

Topics Include:

  • History and introduction to hydraulic fracturing
  • Candidate selection
  • Frac calculations, rock mechanics and modeling
  • Fracturing fluids proppant selection
  • Perforations requirements
  • Design Workflow, Design Optimization
  • Fracturing in high perm reservoir (TSO design)

At the end of this course, participants should have an understanding of:

  • Preparing and executing fracturing jobs
  • Fracturing horizontal wells
  • Fracturing unconventional reservoirs
  • Supervision and quality control
  • Mini-frac analysis
  • Post treatment evaluation
  • Proppant flowback

Learning Level


Course Length

2 Days

Who Should Attend

The upstream O&G engineers/managers who have not been involved in hydraulic fracturing operations but would like to get some insight on this particular discipline.


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Cancellation Policy

To receive a full refund, all cancellations must be received in writing no later than 14 days prior to the course start date. Cancellations made after the 14-day window will not be refunded. Send cancellation requests by email to; by fax to +1.866.460.3032 (US) or +1.972.852.9292 (outside US); or mail to SPE Registration, PO Box 833836, Richardson, TX 75083.


Khay Kok Lee is a stimulation domain manager for the Asia Region with Schlumberger. He has over 16 years of experience in hydraulic fracturing (land & offshore).

He has strong interest in hydraulic fracturing in unconventional and was awarded with American Association of Rock Mechanics (AARM) Original Contribution Award for Master’s Thesis titled “Analyses of Crack Initiation and Propagation Techniques Under Compression.” He is an active member of SPE and an author of multiple technical articles in SPE journals.

Lee holds an MSc in petroleum and geological engineering from University of Oklahoma.

Latief Riyanto is a staff production technologist in specialized study at PETRONAS. Previously he worked for Total E&P Indonesia as production technologist and well service engineer. During the period, he led hydraulic fracturing campaign for tight gas reservoir in Delta Mahakam, Indonesia. In 2009, he joined PETRONAS Carigali (PCSB). As SME, he engineered and supervised PCSB fracturing jobs worldwide e.g.: Oman and Vietnam offshore. He is also PCSB line trainer for in-house hydraulic fracturing course.

He has strong interest in hydraulic fracturing, water shut off and sand control and also an active member of SPE. He is an author for “Selective Water Shut Off in Gas Wells Turns a Liability into an Asset: A Successful
Case History from East Kalimantan, Indonesia” and “Remedial Sand Consolidation: Case Study from Mahakam Delta, Indonesia.”

Riyanto holds an MSc in petroleum engineering from the Institute Francais du Petrole (IFP) and BSc in mechanical engineering from Institut Teknologi Bandung (ITB).