SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference - North America 13 - 14 Sep 2017 The Petroleum Club Midland, Texas, USA

Schedule

Monday, September 11

08:00 - 17:00
Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production Civic Room
2-day Session
Instructor(s) George King

The Training Course will take place at the Civic Room, at DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Midland Plaza.

Wednesday, September 13

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 18:00
08:00 - 08:15
SE03  Opening Session Ballroom
Speaker(s) Raven Goswick - Chisholm Trail Energy, Amber Voithofer - Elite Optimization
The program committee chairpersons will open the conference by highlighting new session topics for this year and the new conference focus with respect to the volatile commodity price environment.
08:01 - 16:45
05  Knowledge Sharing Posters Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Bilu Cherian - Premier Oilfield Laboratories
The Knowledge Sharing Posters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the overall challenge to apply technical concepts in ways that make fiscal sense when margins are challenged.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-1645 187484 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Incorporating the Effect of Pyrite on Total Organic Carbon Estimation in Eagle Ford Shale S. Jiang, M. Mokhtari, D. Borrok, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
0800-1645 187478 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Experimental Study of Acid Matrix Treatment Performance On Shale Core Samples R. Khalil, A.A. Mansour, T.D. Gamadi, Texas Tech University
08:15 - 09:45
01  Strategic Decision Making Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Jay Stratton - Jagged Peak Energy, Doug Walser - Pinnacle, A Halliburton Service
As industry activity has experienced a rebound from historic lows, operators are regularly dealing with relatively small differentials between breakeven costs and actual commodity prices. This session examines solutions to enable optimization of assets through integration of multiple disciplines, defined sequences of tasks, and the employment of advanced statistical techniques.
Time Paper # Presentation
0815-0845 187492 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Fast Workflow for Uncertainty Assessment of Well Spacing and Pad Sequence in the Permian Basin G. Dashti, B. Liang, Chevron North America Exploration and Production
0845-0915 187494 Management & Information Horizontal Shale Well EUR Determination Integrating Geology, Machine Learning, Pattern Recognition and MultiVariate Statistics focused on the Permian Basin A. Gaurav, Texas Standard Oil Company
0915-0945 187485 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Cluster Spacing and Well Spacing Optimization Using Multi-Well Simulation for the Lower Spraberry Shale in Midland Basin J. Zhu, J. Forrest, H. Xiong, A. Kianinejad, Texas Oil and Gas Institute
09:45 - 10:15
10:15 - 11:45
02  Liquids and Gas-Rich Basins: Practice and Activity Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Raven Goswick - Chisholm Trail Energy, Mark Chapman - RS Energy Group
This session highlights the challenges operators of liquids-rich assets are facing in developing their acreage positions today - specifically: stacked well development, well interference issues, and the use of post-stimulation diagnostics to increase overall economics of liquids rich wells. Case histories will be used to provide examples of practices, challenges, and opportunities for developing unconventional liquids-rich reservoir systems.
Time Paper # Presentation
1015-1045 187496 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Stacked Pay Pad Development in the Midland Basin F. Alimahomed, R. Malpani, R. Jose, E.G. Haddad, E.I. Velez, L.A. Smith, S.R. Lati, Schlumberger
1045-1115 187501 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Analytical Model to Estimate the Fraction of Fracture Hits in a Multi-Well Pad O.M. Molina, M. Zeidouni, Louisiana State University
1115-1145 187480 Completions Niobrara and Codell Horizontal Well Completions: Lessons Learned Through Post-Stimulation Completion Diagnostics and How These Lessons Can Be Employed To Make Better Wells C.R. Ramos, M.N. Warren, S. Jayakumar, ProTechnics
Alternate 187482 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Depressurizing Permian Basin San Andres Residual Oil Zones: A Feasibility Study A. Jamali, A. Ettehadtavakkol, M.C. Watson, O. Zeinuddin, Texas Tech University
12:00 - 13:00
13:15 - 14:45
03  Production Operations Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Amber Voithofer - Elite Optimization, Camie Guerrero - Epic Lift Systems
The high-rate production from multi-well pads in North American liquids-rich basins introduce unique difficulties for artificial lift and facility efficiency. Operators are challenged to minimize pad size, maximize equipment utilization, and optimize artificial lift designs for the initial high rates and steep declines. As a practices, the industry is putting more emphasis on centralized facilities, pipeline utilization and efforts to anticipate artificial lift needs during infrastructure design and planning. Topics in this session include: simplifying wellhead facilities for multi-phase flow, simulation of lateral multi-phase flow, and optimization of gas lift facilities.
Time Paper # Presentation
1315-1345 187490 Production & Operations A Novel Approach to Distributed Field-Based Gas Lift Facilities S. Mullick, Anadarko Petroleum Corp
1345-1415 187502 Production & Operations Production Optimization in the Midland Basin Through Lateral Multiphase Flow Simulation Y.U. Pradhan, H. Xiong, Texas Oil & Gas Institute
1415-1445 187503 Production & Operations Simplifying Wellhead Facilities for Multiphase Production A. Gupta, Statoil; J. Pitts, Hicor Technologies
Alternate 187499 Production & Operations A New, Slickline Accessible Artificial Lift Technology to Optimize the Production Strategy in the Permian Basin G. Wilkes, Broad Oak Energy; D.W. Kimery, J.C. Saponja, HEAL Systems; C. Jensen, Scribe Solutions
14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:45
04  Integrated Completion and Production Monitoring Methods Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Baosheng Liang - Chevron North America Upstream, Robert Reyes - Harmonia Petroleum
The current low oil price environment imposes many constraints on well production and reservoir deliverability potential as the competing goals are to maximize production, but also optimize reservoir energy and deliverability. This session focuses on integrated diagnostic technologies such as advanced logs, microseismic monitoring, pressure transient analysis (PTA), and distributed temperature systems (DTS), to improve completions design for optimized well productivity.
Time Paper # Presentation
1515-1545 187486 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Two-Phase Flow Model for Fractured Horizontal Well with Complex Fracture Networks: Transient Analysis in Flowback Period Z. Chen, China University of Petroleum at Beijing, and The University of Texas at Austin; W. Yu, Texas A&M University; X. Liao, X. Zhao, China University of Petroleum at Beijing; Y. Chen, K. Sepehrnoori, The University of Texas At Austin
1545-1615 187474 Completions An Integrated Approach to Reduce Water Production in the San Andres Formation S.R. Lati, Schlumberger Technology Corp.; F. Alimahomed, G.G. Ferrer, T.L. Pope, Schlumberger Technology Corporation
1615-1645 187495 Production & Operations Development of an Empirical Equation to Predict Hydraulic Fracture Closure Pressure from the Initial Shut-in Pressure after Treatment S.M. El Kholy, I.M. Mohamed, M. Loloi, O.A. Abou-Sayed, A.S. Abou-Sayed, Advantek Waste Management Services LLC
16:45 - 18:00

Thursday, September 14

07:00 - 08:00
07:00 - 17:00
08:00 - 09:30
06  Reservoir Engineering in Low Permeability Plays Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Kyle Scott - Pioneer Natural Resources, Tim Pawlik - Computer Modelling Group
Capitalizing on the latest reservoir engineering analyses and multidisciplinary workflows is critical for operators to make the best development decisions in increasingly complex unconventional plays. This session explores the multifaceted interaction of inter-well connectivity, the best practices for production forecasting, and the current reservoir characterization techniques for unconventionals.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-0830 187504 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Characterizing the Post Stimulation Time-Dependent Connectivity Between Wells and Across Horizons to Develop a Robust In-Fill Drilling Program B.V. Cherian, Premier Oilfield Laboratories; L. Armentrout, C. Baruah, J.A. Ballmer, A.E. Malicse, Murphy Exploration & Production Co.-USA; S. Narasimhan, O. Olaoye, Premier Oilfield Laboratories
0830-0900 187483 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Improving Oil Recovery in Unconventional Liquid Reservoirs by Soaking-Flowback Production Schedule with Surfactant Additives J.O. Alvarez, F.D. Tovar, Texas A&M University (PE DEPT); D.S. Schechter, Texas A&M University
0900-0930 187497 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Unified and Integrated Approach for Reservoir and Fluid Characterization Using Minimal Production and Well Data for the Mississippian Meramec Interval Within the STACK Play of Oklahoma B.R. Cronk, M.P. Gogri, J.E. Ortiz, University of Oklahoma; S. Kalra, A. Cullen, Warwick Energy Group; M.J. Pranter, Z. Reza, University of Oklahoma
08:01 - 17:00
10  Knowledge Sharing Posters Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Bilu Cherian - Premier Oilfield Laboratories
The Knowledge Sharing Posters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the overall challenge to apply technical concepts in ways that make fiscal sense when margins are challenged.
Time Paper # Presentation
0800-1700 187484 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Incorporating the Effect of Pyrite on Total Organic Carbon Estimation in Eagle Ford Shale S. Jiang, M. Mokhtari, D. Borrok, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
0800-1700 187478 Reservoir Description & Dynamics An Experimental Study of Acid Matrix Treatment Performance On Shale Core Samples R. Khalil, A.A. Mansour, T.D. Gamadi, Texas Tech University
09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
07  Drilling and Completions Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Victoria Qiu - Assured Testing Services, Travis Marvel - Energen Resources
In today's environment we must "do more with less," and nowhere in the E&P sector is this more true that in Drilling and Completions. This session focuses on drilling innovation, as well as techniques/models to reduce non-productive time and increase efficiency. For well completions, the session address topics related to the optimization of well stimulation fluids that use less water.
Time Paper # Presentation
1000-1030 187491 Drilling Hydrogen and Helium Detection for Drilling a Lower-Cost Well R. Keller, M. Rowe, Halliburton
1030-1100 187477 Drilling Latest Drilling Techniques Applied to Coring Operations of a Complex Subsurface Geology in WCSB Led to Operational Success and Cost Savings While Setting a Record in North America A. Hooshmandkoochi, Seven Generations Energy Ltd.; F. Shirkavand, Seven Generations Energy Ltd; R. Prokopchuk, Canamera Coring Inc; N. Osayande, A. Yousefi Sadat, Weatherford Canada Ltd; A. Minhas, formerly Halliburton
1100-1130 187487 Drilling Improving Drilling Reliability Through Advanced Drilling Dynamics Models R.A. Gandikota, N. Chennoufi, MindMesh Inc
Alternate 187489 Completions Polyelectrolyte Complex Stabilized CO2 Foam Systems for Hydraulic Fracturing Application R.O. Anandan, S.J. Johnson, R. Barati Ghahfarokhi , University of Kansas
11:30 - 13:00
SE04  Keynote Luncheon: The Evolving Permian Basin Unconventional Resource Play Ballroom
Speaker(s) Steven Gray - RSP Permian
This presentation will focus on the history of the development of the play and what RSP Permian has learned from drilling over 200 horizontal wells in the basin. It will touch on topics relating to the evolution of well completions and well spacing and why acreage in the Permian has become some of the most expensive in North America. It will also share some thoughts on the future of the basin and where we go from here.

Steven Gray has served as the Chief Executive Officer of RSP Permian and as a member of its board of directors since its formation in 2014.  Prior to that he served as Co-Chief Executive Officer of RSP Permian, LLC from its formation in 2010 until the company went public in 2014.  In 2006, he co-founded Pecos Operating Company, LLC, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company with operations in the Permian Basin.  Prior to that, in 2000, he co-founded and was President of Pecos Production Company, an oil and natural gas exploration and production company backed by Natural Gas Partners that operated in the Permian Basin until it was sold to Chesapeake Energy Corporation in 2005.  From 1993 until 2000 he was President and Chief Operating Officer of Vista Energy Resources, an NGP-backed company that he also co-founded.  Prior to forming Vista, he was employed in various capacities for 11 years by Bettis, Boyle, and Stovall, and Texas Oil & Gas Corp.  He received a B.S. in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 1982.

13:15 - 14:45
08  Stimulation Design Ballroom
Session Chairpersons Alejandro Wills - Pinnacle, A Halliburton Service, Yoshi Pradhan - Texas Oil & Gas Institute
This session considers the realities of the current competitive and volatile market in well stimulation services. Well stimulation services must be cost-effective and deliver superior production performance and as a result, stimulation technology is rapidly evolving to meet these competing needs. The work presented in this session focus on novel improvements in proppant and treatment-fluid technologies, fracture modeling, and crossover into reservoir-engineering topics that are of primary concern to operators striving to maximize the value of their assets for long-term growth.
Time Paper # Presentation
1315-1345 187479 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Accounting for Production Shadow in Infill/DUC Well Hydraulic Fracturing Modeling and Calibration D. Gonzalez, R. Holman, Chesapeake Energy; R. Richard, Chesapeake Energy Corp.; H. Xue, A.N. Morales, C. Kwok, T.C. Judd, Schlumberger
1345-1415 187498 Completions Low Density Proppant in Slickwater Applications Improves Reservoir Contact and Fracture Complexity - A Permian Basin Case History K. Jackson, Endurance Resources LLC; O.A. Orekha, CARBO Ceramics
1415-1445 187475 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Effect of Dilute Acid on Hydraulic Fracturing of Carbonate Rich Shales - Experimental Study T. Teklu, Colorado School of Mines; D. Park, H. Jung, KOGAS; K. Amini, H.H. Abass, Colorado School of Mines
Alternate 187488 Completions Complex Toe-to-Heel Flooding: A Completion Strategy to Increase Oil Recovery from Sandstone Formations A.A. Algarhy, Texas Tech University; M.Y. Soliman, University of Houston; L. Heinze, S.B. Gorell, S. Henderson, Texas Tech University; H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
14:45 - 15:15
15:15 - 16:45
09  Panel: Completion Intensity and the Impact on Development Ballroom
Moderator(s) Bilu Cherian - Premier Oilfield Laboratories, Billy Harris - Lodestone Oil & Gas Consulting
Speaker(s) John Lassek - Newfield Exploration, Nabila Lazreg Larsen - Marathon Oil, Ken Lizak - Oxy Oil & Gas, Anoop Sharma - Devon Energy, Danny Wesson - Diamondback Energy
The recent downturn in commodity prices has not hampered innovation surrounding completion technology - in fact, just the opposite, the downturn has inspired the competitive spirit to optimize and economize. As examples: perforation cluster spacing has become tighter, treatment sizes increase, mesh sizes change, well spacing (vertical and horizontal) continues to get tighter, and production has continued to rise in most cases. The work presented in this session addresses the aspects of reservoir characterization that help to drive improvements in well productivities, to understand the uncertainties that influence petrophysics and stress characterization, and to understand the drivers in the evolution of completion and well spacing.

John Lassek, Newfield Exploration

 

Nabila Lazreg, Marathon Oil

Ken Lizak, Occidental Oil & Gas

Anoop Sharma, Devon Energy

Danny Wesson, Diamondback Energy

16:45 - 17:00
SE05  Closing Session Ballroom
Speaker(s) Raven Goswick - Chisholm Trail Energy, Amber Voithofer - Elite Optimization
The program committee chairpersons will close the conference with a brief recap of the conference takeaways and will provide a glimpse into plans for transferring technology in 2018.