Title: Microproppants and Their Field Applications (SPE 212341 & URTeC 2020-2983)
Microproppants have been gaining increased applications across multiple basins over the last several years. This talk will give a brief overview of their history and use, and then focus on two field studies – URTEC 2983 which illustrates the operational benefits of microproppant, and SPE 212341 which illustrates production benefits in the Bakken. Ample time will be allowed for Q&A.
Terry Palisch is the vice-president of technology and engineering at CARBO Ceramics, located in Richardson, TX. After completing his BS in Petroleum Engineering at the University of Missouri-Rolla (UMR), Palisch worked as a senior petroleum engineer with ARCO in Alaska and as a petroleum advisor with ARCO in Algeria, North Africa. In 2004 he joined CARBO Ceramics, and in his current position Palisch leads a team of technologists dedicated to developing and championing new products and services as well as advising clients on completion/fracture optimization. He has authored over 50 SPE papers, is past chairman of the SPE Dallas Section and ATCE Technical Program Chair. He recently completed his term as the Completions Technical Director on the SPE Board, and has rejoined the Board as the 2024 SPE President. He has been awarded the SPE MidCon Region Completions Optimization & Technology Award and the Regional Service Award. In 2018 Palisch was recognized as a Distinguished Member of SPE, and received the award for Distinguished Service. He has also been recognized as a Distinguished Alumni at Missouri S&T (formerly UMR).