This is the Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Section of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).
This technical section encompasses the subject of hydraulic fracturing technology through online events, online networking, workshops, conferences, and by promoting diversity in the industry. The purpose of this section shall be to provide a forum from which technical professionals and academia can:
  • Share knowledge, experience, and best practices
  • Identify major issues and technology areas on which to focus cooperation and discussions
  • Maintain and promote industry awareness of related issues and technologies
  • Enhance their own technical competencies that meet the needs of the petroleum industry
We will accomplish our mission through the transfer of knowledge at study groups, monthly meetings, forums, and workshops.

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Please join us for our upcoming SPE HyFTS November Webinar with Yongshe Liu, Reservoir Engineer at ConocoPhillips.

When: November 14th, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

A Special thanks to our sponsor EV The Downhole Visual Analytics Company.



The SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Section (HyFTS) is awarding up to three Outstanding Graduate Student Awards ($500 each with award certificate) for graduate students pursuing research in hydraulic fracturing related areas.

Eligibility Criteria: Must be an SPE member in good standing and a member of the SPE HyFTS.

Application packages will be submitted to the SPE HyFTS Awards Chair Susan Howes by 30th September 2023.

•1 page resume from graduate student.

•1 recommendation letter (1 page) from graduate advisor.

•1 page summary on the graduate student’s technical contribution, that may have resulted in a conference presentation and/or a journal publication related to Hydraulic Fracturing, which may encompass topics related to state-of-the-art and future needs..

SPE HyFTS Outstanding Graduate Student Award recipients will be recognized during the HFTC 2024.

Congratulations to Brendan Elliott, Balnur Mindygaliyeva, Honja Miharisoa Ramanandraibe, and Aishwarya Srinivasan for being awarded the SPE HyFTS 2022 Outstanding Graduate Student Award at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 2023. This prestigious award recognizes their exceptional achievements in the field of Hydraulic Fracturing, including their technical contributions through conference presentations and/or journal publications. The recipients were selected based on their impressive resumes, recommendation letter, and summary of their technical contributions, which highlight their state-of-the-art knowledge and future potential in the field. We wish them continued success in their future endeavors.


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