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Wednesday, 5 February

0830-1230

Waterway 1-4

Fracture Diagnostics

Session Chairpersons:

Paul Thomas Huckabee, Shell Exploration & Production Co; Alfred Daniel Hill, Texas A&M University

This session will discuss applications and new technologies or analysis methods for evaluating stimulation effectiveness, reservoir characterization, inflow profiling, and flowback dynamics. Diagnostics discussed include: Optic Fiber Distributed Sensing (Acoustic & Temperature), DFITs, Production Logging, Microseismic, Non-Radioactive Tracers, Downhole Pressure Monitoring, Electromagnetics, and Water Chemistry. Several authors emphasize the value of integration of complementary diagnostic methods to improve confidence in the interpretations and analysis.

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 Speaker - Observations from an Underground Laboratory: An Integrated Diagnostic Approach to Unlocking Performance in the Niobrara
D. Koskella, Noble Energy
0915-0940 168603 icon:DC Application of Integrated Advanced Diagnostics and Modeling To Improve Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Analysis and Optimization
G.A. Ugueto, Shell; M.O. Ehiwario, Shell Exploration & Production Co; A. Grae, Shell; M.M. Molenaar, Shell Canada Ltd.; K. Mccoy, P.T. Huckabee, Shell Exploration & Production Co; R.D. Barree, Barree & Assocs. LLC
0940-1005 168601 icon:PO Diagnosis of Fracture Flow Conditions With Acoustic Sensing
R. Martinez, A.D. Hill, D. Zhu, Texas A&M University
1005-1030 168606 icon:RDD A New Method for Fracture Diagnostics Using Low Frequency Electromagnetic Induction
S. Basu, M.M. Sharma, University of Texas At Austin
1115-1140 168620 icon:RDD Multiphysics Investigation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests in Unconventional Reservoirs
J. Wallace, C. Kabir, C.L. Cipolla, Hess Corp.
1140-1205 168634 icon:PO Comprehensive Fracture Calibration Test Design
M. Marongiu Porcu, Economides Consultants, Inc.; A. Retnanto, Texas A&M University; M.J. Economides, University of Houston; C.A. Ehlig-Economides, Texas A&M University
1205-1230 168598 icon:RDD Fracture Architecture from Flowback Signature: A Model for Salt Concentration Transient
A. Zolfaghari Sharak, E. Ghanbari, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta; D. Bearinger, Nexen Energy
Alternate 168578 icon:RDD Fracture Propagation, Fluid Flow, and Geomechanics of Water-Based Hydraulic Fracturing in Shale Gas Systems and Electromagnetic Geophysical Monitoring of Fluid Migration
J. Kim, E.S. Um, G.J. Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Alternate 168616 icon:PO A New Look on Fracture Injection Test for Shale Gas: Marcellus Case
M.J. Farinas, Shell Intl E&P Inc.; E.R. Fonseca, Shell Intl. E&P Inc.
Wednesday, 5 February

0830-1230

Waterway 5-8

Developing New Fracture Materials to Meet New Environmental Challenges

Session Chairpersons:

Ding Zhu, Texas A&M University; Michael Wayne Conway, Stim-Lab

This session will present the technology advances in proppant and fracture fluids that enhance fracture stimulation efficiency while meet the environmental challenges .

Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 168645 icon:DC Analysis of US Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid System and Proppant Trends
P.S. Patel, C.J. Robart, PacWest Consulting Partners; M.L. Ruegamer, Kingsfield Consulting, LLC; Y.A. Yang, PacWest Consulting Partners
0915-0940 168631 icon:PO New Technology Yields Ultrahigh-Strength Proppant
T.T. Palisch, CARBO Ceramics, Inc.; B. Wilson, CARBO Ceramics; R.J. Duenckel, CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
0940-1005 168640 icon:MI Spatial and Statistical Analysis of Hydraulic Fracturing Activities in US Shale Plays and the Effectiveness of the FracFocus Chemical Disclosure System
J.D. Arthur, ALL Consulting, LLC; M.A. Layne, H. Hochheiser, R. Arthur, ALL Consulting LLC
1005-1030 168593 icon:DC Mid-Continent Water Management for Stimulation Operations
D.S. Tipton, Newfield Exploration Company
1115-1140 168614 icon:HSE Effect of Dissolved Solids on Reuse of Produced Water and Proppant Handling in Hydraulic Fracturing Jobs in Tight Sand Gas Reservoirs
A. Haghshenas, H.A. Nasr-El-Din, Texas A&M University
1140-1205 168618 icon:DC A Statistical Study of Proppant Type vs. Well Performance in the Bakken Central Basin.
J.R. Flowers, D. Guetta, C.J. Stephenson, Imerys Oilfield Solutions; P. JEREMIE, Imerys Oilfield Minerals
1205-1230 168605 icon:PO Improvements in Downhole Chemical Delivery: Development of Multifunctional Proppants
R.J. Duenckel, J. Leasure, T.T. Palisch, CARBO Ceramics, Inc.
Alternate 168615 icon:PFC Gulf of Mexico Frac-Pack with a 10% Loading of an Intermediate Strength, Chemical-Infused Proppant-Sized Particle Designed to Provide Long-Term Inhibition for Barium Sulfate Scale
S. Szymczak, D.V. Gupta, D. Shen, W.H. Steiner, K. Langlinais, Baker Hughes
Wednesday, 5 February

1400-1730

Waterway 1-4

Case Histories

Session Chairpersons:

Klaas A W Van Gijtenbeek, Halliburton; Martin Rylance, BP Exploration

Several approaches are being presented for analyzing the performance of multistage frac treatments in horizontal and vertical wells. These approaches range from identifying how effective treatments are on a single well basis, to the evaluation of a pilot project, to using statistical techniques in a play in order to model and identify optimum completion and stimulation parameters, and how these findings can result in improved production rates.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1440 168607 icon:PO Re-fracturing Horizontal Shale Wells: Case History of a Woodford Shale Pilot Project
S.W. French, J.L. Rodgerson, BP America Production Co.; C. Feik, BP America Production Company
1440-1505 168610 icon:DC Using Distributed Optical Sensing to Constrain Fracture Models and Confirm Reservoir Coverage in the Permian Basin
E.H. Holley, Pinnacle—A Halliburton Service; T.A. Jones, R.J. Dodson, Berry Petroleum Co.; J. Salazar, Nabors Completions and Production
1505-1530 168628 icon:PO Application of Multivariate Statistical Modeling and Geographic Information Systems Pattern-Recognition Analysis to Production Results in the Eagle Ford Formation of South Texas
R.F. LaFollette, G. Izadi, M. Zhong, Baker Hughes
1615-1640 168632 icon:DC A Comparison of the Effectiveness of Various Fracture Fluid Systems Used in Multistage Fractured Horizontal Wells: Montney Formation, Unconventional Gas
M.M. Reynolds, Ferus Inc.; R.C. Bachman, Taurus Reservoir Solutions Ltd; W.E. Peters, Ferus LP
1640-1705 168585 icon:PO Comprehensive Multiple Fracture Pressure Analysis Tests to Appraise and Develop Unconventional Organic-Rich Carbonaceous Shales in North Kuwait
E. Fidan, Kuwait Oil ; C. Darous, Schlumberger; T. Bloushi, S.P. Pradhan, J.R. Singh, Q.M. Dashti, M.D. Al-Mutairi, Kuwait Oil
1705-1730 168594 icon:RDD Calibration of Well Logs with Mini-Frac Data for Estimating the Minimum Horizontal Stress in the Tight Gas Monteith Formation of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin: A Case Study
B. Lopez, University of Calgary; G. Yu, IHS; R. Aguilera, University of Calgary; A. Settari, TAURUS Reservoir Solutions Ltd.
Alternate 168583 icon:PO New Processes and Tools for Design and Execution to Optimize Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments in Shale Reservoirs
R.G. Dusterhoft, A. Kumar, S. Siddiqui, G. Spade, N.W. Schischka, B.J. Johnson, Halliburton; J.A. Dahl, J. Spaid, Devon Energy Corporation
Wednesday, 5 February

1400-1730

Waterway 5-8

Microseismic

Session Chairpersons:

Eric Robert Davis, ConocoPhillips Co; Norman Raymond Warpinski, Pinnacle

This session examines microseismic interpretation in terms of stimulated reservoir volume, discrete fracture networks, and uncertainty, with particular emphasis on improving our understanding of the value of microseismicity for predicting production. It also looks in some detail at the characteristics of microseismicity that may influence interpretation of data and the effect on the reservoir.

Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1440 168596 icon:PO Stimulated Reservoir Volume: A Misapplied Concept?
C.L. Cipolla, J. Wallace, Hess Corp.
1440-1505 Keynote: C.W. Neuhaus, MicroSeismic, Inc
1505-1530 168591 icon:RDD Enhancing Recovery in Shales Through Stimulation of Pre-Existing Fracture Networks
T.I. Urbancic, A. Baig, Engineering Seismology Group
1615-1640 168647 icon:RDD Time Dependent b and D-values, Scalar Hydraulic Diffusivity, and Seismic Energy From Microseismic Analysis in the Marcellus Shale: Connection to Pumping Behavior During Hydraulic Fracturing.
E.V. Zorn, University Of Pittsburgh, NETL-RUA; R. Hammack, U.S. Department of Energy National Technology Lab; W. Harbert, University of Pittsburgh, NETL-RUA
1640-1705 168580 icon:PO Microseismic Estimates of Stimulated Rock Volume Using a Detection-Range Bias Correction: Theory and Case Study
X. Zhang, M. Holland, W. Van Der Zee, D. Moos, Baker Hughes
1705-1730 168582 icon:PO Discrete Fracture Network Generation from Microseismic Data using Moment-Tensor Constrained Hough Transforms
X. Yu, J.T. Rutledge, S. Leaney, S.C. Maxwell, Schlumberger