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Monday, 4 February

1300–1700

Waterway 1-4

Microseismic and Fracturing Technology

Session Chairpersons: Norman Warpinski, Pinnacle; Richard Sullivan, Anadarko Petroleum

This microseismic monitoring of hydraulic fracture treatments session will emphasize velocity model development, array design, microseismic mechanisms, and comparisons of surface and downhole results. Attendees will also discuss the correlations between production and microseismicity and between microseismicity and treatment pumping parameters that are helpful for interpreting microseismic results.

1300–1345

Keynote: Robin Pearson, Anadarko Petroleum

1345–1410

SPE-163866-MS

Velocity Building for Microseismic Hydraulic Fracture Mapping in Isotropic and Anisotropic Media J. Du, N.R. Warpinski, Pinnacle

1410–1435

SPE-161965-MS

Integrated Microseismic Monitoring for Field Optimization in the Marcellus Shale: A Case Study C.W. Neuhaus, S. Williams-Stroud, C. Remington, W. Barker, MicroSeismic; K. Blair, G. Neshyba, T. McCay, Gastar Exploration

1435–1500

SPE-163871-MS

How Hydraulic Fractures Propagation Regime Affects Frequency Content of Microseismic Data A. Dahi Taleghani, J. Lorenzo, Louisiana State University; J.H. Le Calvez, Schlumberger

1530–1555

SPE-163834-MS

Utilizing Hybrid Surface: Downhole Seismic Networks to Monitor Hydraulic Fracture Stimulations • A. Baig, T. Urbancic, ESG Canada; ESG Solutions; S. Bowman,G. Viegas, ESG Canada

1555–1625

SPE-163843-MS

Analyzing Production Data from Hydraulically Fractured Wells: the Concept of Induced Permeability Field • G. Fuentes-Cruz, E. Gildin, P.P. Valko, Texas A&M University

1625–1650

SPE-163849-MS

Investigation of Improved Conductivity and Proppant Applications in the Bakken Formation • B.A. Kurz, Energy and Environmental Research Center; D.D. Schmidt, Weatherford

1300–1700

Waterway 5–8

Fracture Diagnostics

Session Chairpersons: Rick Gdanski, Shell; Jennifer Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines

This session discusses methods to understand fracture and shale characteristics based on pressure transient testing. This complex subject is approached from various viewpoints including interpretation methods, analysis formulations, and assignment of behavior to a particular property. Additional diagnostic interpretations are provided by tracer technology as well.

1300–1345

SPE-163863-MS

Keynote: D.D. Cramer, ConocoPhillips
Fracture Injection Testing Tactics in Unconventional Reservoirs D.D. Cramer, D.H. Nguyen, ConocoPhillips

1345–1410

SPE-163825-MS

Interpretation of Closure Pressure in the Unconventional Montney Using PTA Techniques • R.V. Hawkes, Pure Energy Services; I. Anderson, Talisman; R.C. Bachman, Taurus Reservoir Solutions; P. McLellan, Talisman; T. Settari, University of Calgary

1410–1435

SPE-163869-MS

Revisiting the Before Closure Analysis Formulations in Diagnostic Fracturing Injection Test H. Lamei, Halliburton; M.Y. Soliman, Texas Tech University; M. Shahri, Halliburton

1435–1500

SPE-163819-MS

Characterizing Hydraulic Fractures in Shale Gas Reservoirs Using Transient Pressure Tests C. Wang, Colorado School of Mines; D.Y. Ding, IFPEN; Y. Wu, Colorado School of Mines

1530–1555

SPE-163858-MS

Net Pressure Trends—Is it Permeability, Complexity or just Fluid Response? A Workflow To Determine Stimulation Effectiveness in Naturally Fractured and Matrix-Based Permeability Reservoirs • L.V. Lehman, W. Al-Tailji, StrataGen Engineering; N. Northington, FracPro

1555–1625

SPE-163847-MS

Hydraulic Fracturing Simulation Case Study and Post Frac Analysis in the Haynesville Shale M.J. Farinas, Shell International E&P; E.R. Fonseca, Shell International E&P

1625–1650

SPE-163846-MS

Evaluation of Horizontal Wells in the Eagle Ford Using Oil-Based Chemical Tracer Technology to Optimize Stimulation Design J.D. Spencer, D. Bucior, Tracerco Technologies; R.D. Catlett, E. Lolon, Marathon Oil

Tuesday, 5 February

0830–1230

Waterway 1-4

Horizontal Wells

Session Chairpersons: Ding Zhu, Texas A&M University; C. Mark Pearson, Liberty Resources

Horizontal drilling is now the focus of some 60% of rigs that are at work in the US as the role of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of these wells has boosted initial rates and ultimate recovery. This session encompasses research on a variety of theoretical design issues for these wells together with field results from some of the leading applications of the technology.

0830–0915

Keynote: Mary van Domelen, Performance Technologies
Optimization of Hydraulic Fracturing Techniques in the Valdemar Field, Offshore Denmark

0915–0940

SPE-163848-MS

Competition Between Transverse and Axial Hydraulic Fractures in Horizontal Wells B. Lecampion, S. Abbas, R. Prioul, Schlumberger Doll Research

0940–1005

SPE-163860-MS

Constraints on Simultaneous Growth of Hydraulic Fractures from Multiple Perforation Clusters in Horizontal Wells • A. Bunger, R.G. Jeffrey, X. Zhang, CSIRO Earth Science and Resource Engineering

1005–1030

SPE-163856-MS

Proppant Distribution in Multistage Hydraulic Fractured Wells: A Large-Scale Inside-Casing Investigation • F. Crespo, N. Kunnath Aven, J. Cortez, Halliburton; M. Soliman, Texas Tech University; A. Bokane, S. Jain, Y. Deshpande, Halliburton

1100–1125

SPE-163857-MS

Evolution of Horizontal Well Hydraulic Fracturing in the Granite Wash: Understanding Well Performance Drivers of a Liquids-Rich Anadarko Basin Formation • K. Srinivasan, B.K. Dean, Z.M. Azmi, Schlumberger

1125–1150

SPE-163832-MS

Fracture Propagation Direction and Its Application in Hydraulic Fracturing • X. Jin, S. Shah, University of Oklahoma

1150–1220

SPE-163878-MS

Evaluating the Impact of Mineralogy, Natural Fractures and In-Situ Stresses on Hydraulically-Induced Fracture System Geometry in Horizontal Shale Wells • C.K. Miller, D. Hamilton, S. Strum, G. Waters, T. Taylor, J.H. Le Calvez, Schlumberger

0830–1230

Waterway 5–8

Fracture Conductivity—Modeling and Materials

Session Chairpersons: Harrold Brannon, Baker Hughes; Karen Olson, Southwestern Energy

Fractured well performance is known to be a strong function of the hydraulic fracture conductivity. This session includes conductivity modeling studies and new technologies directed to conductivity improvement.

0830–0915

Keynote:  Bruce Meyer, Meyer and Associates
Modeling of Proppant Permeability and Inertial Factor for Fluid Flow through Packed Columns

0915–0940

SPE-163851-MS

Proppant Placement Using Alternate-Slug Fracturing • S. Malhotra, E.R. Lehman, M.M. Sharma, University of Texas

0940–1005

SPE-163876-MS

Optimum Fluid and Proppant Selection for Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Reservoirs: A Parametric Study Based on Fracturing-to-Production Simulations • C. Cohen, C. Abad, X. Weng, K.W. England, A. Phatak, O. Kresse, O.V. Nevvonen, V. Lafitte, P. Abivin, Schlumberger

1005–1030

SPE-163839-MS

Laboratory Measurement of Hydraulic Fracture Conductivities in the Barnett Shale • J. Zhang, A. Kamenov, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University

1100–1125

SPE-163818-MS

Self-Suspending Proppant • R.P. Mahoney, D. Soane, K. Kincaid, Soane Energy; P.M. Snider, Marathon Oil Company

1125–1150

SPE-163836-MS

On the Mechanisms of Channel Fracturing • A.V. Medvedev, K. Yudina, M.K. Panga, C.C. Kraemer, A.A. Pena, Schlumberger

1150–1220

SPE-163841-MS

Theoretical and Numerical Simulation of Herschel-Bulkley Fluid Flow in Propped Fractures • L. Ouyang, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University

Alternate

SPE-163824-MS

Development and Use of High TDS Recycled Produced Water for Crosslinked Gel-Based Hydraulic Fracturing • R.A. LeBas, P. Lord, Halliburton; D. Luna, XTO Energy; T. Shahan, Halliburton

1400–1730

Waterway 1–4

Case Histories

Session Chairpersons: Klaas Van Gijtenbeek, Halliburton; Martin Rylance, BP Exploration

Fracturing of shale and unconventional resources relies heavily on the use of specific case history interpretations, but has yet to fully exploit the statistical data available to its fullest extent. The papers presented within this session attempt to demonstrate approaches to use such data, including completion and stimulation techniques, in the optimization of hydrocarbon production from example reservoirs and plays and will be a high-quality reference point for further consideration.

1400–1440

Keynote: Ray Walker, Range Resources

1440–1505

SPE-163852-MS

Application of Multivariate Analysis and Geographic Information Systems Pattern-Recognition Analysis to Production Results in the Bakken Light Tight Oil Play • R. Lafollette, G. Izadi, M. Zhong, Baker Hughes

1505–1530

SPE-163875-MS

Analysis of U.S. Hydraulic Fracturing Design Trends • C.J. Robart, PacWest Consulting Partners; M. Ruegamer, Kingsfield Consulting; Y. Yang, PacWest Consulting Partners

1600–1625

SPE-163827-MS

Breaking Up is Hard to Do: Creating Hydraulic Fracture Complexity in the Bakken Central Basin • C.M. Pearson, L. Griffin, C.A. Wright, Liberty Resources; L. Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services

1625–1650

SPE-163844-MS

Production Review of Current Stimulation Techniques in the Jonah Field • M.L. Paterniti, D.P. Kundert, M. Ramurthy, D.P. Craig, Halliburton

1650–1715

SPE-163815-MS

Case History: Production Results From Partial Monolayer Proppant Fracture Treatments in the Pictured Cliffs Formation Horizontal Wells of San Juan Basin • M. Ramurthy, Halliburton Energy Services; P.W. Sanchez, Energen Resources

1400–1730

Waterway 5–8

Modeling

Session Chairpersons: Xiaowei Weng, Schlumberger; Mukul Sharma, University of Texas

With increasing complexity in fracturing operations involving horizontal well multi-stage completions, as well as more complex and heterogeneous unconventional reservoirs, the ability to model hydraulic fracturing process becomes increasingly challenging. The papers in this session attempt to address some of these complexities in fracture modeling, such as complex fracture propagation, stress shadowing, coupling of fracture propagation and reservoir flow, effect of fluid imbibition, and effect of 3D heterogeneity on acid fracturing.

1400–1440

SPE-163821-MS

Keynote: John Olson, University of Texas
Investigation of Critical In Situ and Injection Factors in Multi-Frac Treatments: Guidelines for Controlling Fracture Complexity • K. Wu, J. Olson, University of Texas

1440–1505

SPE-163840-MS

Acid Fracturing: Fully 3D Simulation and Performance Prediction • C.V. Oeth, A.D. Hill, D. Zhu, Texas A&M University

1505–1530

SPE-163814-MS

Prediction of SRV and Optimization of Fracturing in Tight Gas and Shale Using a Fully Elasto-plastic Coupled Geomechanical Model • M. Nassir, A. Settari, R. Wan, University of Calgary

1600–1625

SPE-163829-MS

Development of the Brittle Shale Fracture Network
Model • A. Mohammadnejad, R.F. Shelley, L.V. Lehman,
K. Shah, D. Gusain, M.T. Conway, StrataGen Engineering

1625–1650

SPE-163850-MS

Development of a Three-Dimensional Three-Phase Fully Coupled Numerical Simulator for Modeling Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Tight Gas Reservoirs • M. Zeinijahromi, J.Y. Wang, T. Ertekin, Pennsylvania State University

1650–1715

SPE-163867-MS

Fluid Selection for Energized Fracture Treatments • KL. Ribeiro, M. Sharma, University of Texas

Wednesday, 6 February

0830–1130

Waterway 1–4

Completions

Session Chairpersons: Dan Hill, Texas A&M University; Michael Conway, Stim-Lab

Multi-stage horizontal completions impact all aspects of asset development. This session will focus on issues such as methodologies to improve the cycle time for stimulation with different stage diversion techniques and potential stress alterations during the primary treatment and subsequent in-field development programs.

0830–0915

Keynote: Martin Rylance, BP

0915–0940

SPE-163820-MS

A Comparison of Proppant Placement, Well Performance, and Estimated Ultimate Recovery Between Horizontal Wells Completed with Multi-Cluster Plug & Perf and Hydraulically Activated Frac Ports in a Tight Gas Reservoir • L. Castro, C. Bass,  A. Pirogov, Baker Hughes; S. Maxwell, Newfield Exploration Company

0940–1005

SPE-163842-MS

Cemented Multi-Stage Sleeve Completion Improves Efficiency of Fracture-Stimulation in an Eagle Ford Shale Well • G.W. Adcock, Sanchez Oil and Gas; B. Wellhoefer, S.R. Daher, E. Fruge, Halliburton

1005–1030

SPE-163816-MS

Evolution of Drilling and Completions in the Slave Point to Optimize Economics • N.B. Lerner, B. Schaab, J. Garcia, D. Bianco, S. Thomas, J. Thompson, Penn West Exploration; J. Hollan, Packers Plus Energy Services

1030–1055

SPE-163835-MS

Using Computational Fluid Dynamics to Accurately Determine Ball Drop Times and Velocities in Fracturing Systems •  C. De Mas, M. Pitts, Maersk Oil UK; D. Jamieson, Prospect Flow Solutions

1055–1120

SPE-163855-MS

Asset Development Drivers in the Bakken and Three Forks • B.V. Cherian, Schlumberger; C.M. Nichols, Continental Resources; M.L. Panjaitan, J.K. Krishnamurthy, J. Sitchler, Schlumberger

0830–1130

Waterway 5–8

Performance

Session Chairpersons: Carl Montgomery, NSI Technologies; Sami Haidar, Fracture Technologies

The final goal of any hydraulic fracturing treatment is to maximize the performance and ultimate return of the well. This session is focused on that goal, and includes as keynote address the impact of liquid loading within hydraulic fractures on the final well performance, and papers forecasting performance in shale gas, new methods of production decline analysis for hydraulically fractured wells, thermal effects on hydraulic fracturing efficiency and a method for increasing fracture conductivity by placing proppant outside the pay.

0830–0915

Keynote: Bob Wattenbarger, Texas A&M University

0915–0940

SPE-163837-MS

Impact of Liquid Loading in Hydraulic Fractures on Well Productivity • S. Agrawal, M. Sharma, University of Texas

0940–1005

SPE-163870-MS

Comparison of Various Deterministic Forecasting Techniques in Shale Gas Reservoirs • K. Joshi, Texas A&M University; W.J. Lee, University of Houston

1005–1030

SPE-163833-MS

Production Forecasting of Hydraulically Fractured Conventional Low Permeability and Unconventional Reservoirs Linking the More Detailed Fracture and Reservoir Parameters • L. Sierra, Halliburton; M.J. Mayerhofer, Pinnacle Technologies

1030–1055

SPE-163872-MS

Thermal Reactivation of Microfractures and Its Potential Impact on Hydraulic Fractures Efficiency • A. Dahi Taleghani, Louisiana State University; J.E. Olson, University of Texas; W. Wang, Louisiana State University

1055–1120

SPE-163877-MS

Proppant Outside the Pay: A Process to Potentially Increase Fracture Flow Capacity, Post-Frac Production and Net Revenue Hydraulic Fracturing • R.W. Veatch, Software Enterprises; C.E. Cooke, Burleson Cooke Law Firm