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SPE | Fracture Driven Interactions (a.k.a frac hits), root causes, definitions, case studies and mit

Date: Tuesday, 1st of October, 2019 Speaker: Michael F. Rainbolt, P.E. Senior Technical Advisor at Abra Controls Corporation

Location: Calgary Petroleum Club Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Cost: Members: $45, Non-Members: $55, Student: $15


Understanding “fracture driven interactions” (a.k.a. frac hits) and how to mitigate them is becoming an industry priority. In this presentation, the root causes of FDIs, terms and definitions will be discussed. Methods to collect and interpret the data will be presented along with case studies and current mitigation techniques.

Speaker Bio:

Mike Rainbolt is a senior technical advisor with Abra Controls Corporation in Houston, TX. He has a BS degree in Civil Engineering from Texas A&M University. During his career he worked for various operators as a production engineer, drilling engineer and for the past 24 years as a completions engineer. He worked in Argentina as stimulation expert and briefly as a drilling manager. Mike’s primary field of expertise is in hydraulic fracturing, design, analysis and execution. He has authored and co-authored multiple papers related to well completion and hydraulic fracturing. He is also a registered professional engineer in Texas and Oklahoma.

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