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Day 1. Rock Mechanics Training

Chairs:  Profs. Mark Zoback (Stanford), Maurice Dusseault (U of Waterloo), John McLennan (U of Utah).

8:00-10:00 In-Situ Stresses
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit
10:30-12:00 Rock Properties
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Exhibit
13:00 – 15:00 Fracturing Mechanics
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit
15:30 – 17:00 Geomechanics for Unconventional
18:00 – 20:30 Opening Receptions and Welcome Dinner (Sponsored by Saudi Aramco)

Day 2 AM. Operator Perspectives

Chairs: Adel Qahtani (Aramco), Juan Chavez Florez (PDO)

8:00-10:00 Operator Perspectives I: Aramco, PDO, Oxy, Shell
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit
10:30-12:00 Operator Perspectives II: KOC, Aramco
12:00 – 13:00 Keynote Lunch (ARMA Fellow, Dr. Ahmed Abou-Sayed of Advantek)

Day 2 PM. Technology Highlights

Chairs: Brice Lecampion (EPFL Switzerland), Thomas Finkbeiner (KAUST)

13:00 – 15:00 Technology Highlights I: Stanford, MIT, EPFL, OU
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit
15:30 – 17:00 Technology Highlights II: LLNL, KAUST, MetaRock
17:00 –  18:00 Social with Exhibitors
Social Activities on Your Own

 

Day 3 AM. Case Studies

Chairs: Anastasia Dobroskok (Shell), Tony Addis (Rockfield)

8:00-10:00 Case Studies I: UT Austin, SLB, Golder, Aramco, BHGE
10:00-10:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit
10:30-12:00 Case Studies II: SLB, BHGE, Aramco, CGG
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch and Exhibit

Day 3 PM. Collaboration Discussions

Chairs: Maurice Dusseault (U of Waterloo), Sau-Wai Wang (Rybarock)

13:00 – 15:00 Top list of operation challenges and technology developments
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break and Exhibit
15:30 – 16:30 Collaboration Opportunities
16:30 – 17:00 Closing Mark: Value of Hydraulic Fracturing Technologies (Gang Han)