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Technical Program

Wednesday, 10 April, 0800–1200

Session 1: Well Completions

Town Center South

Session Chairpersons: Craig Cipolla, Hess; Kent Perry, RPSEA; Javad Paktinat, Anadarko Petroleum

This session focuses on the latest technology for optimizing well completions in unconventional resource systems. Topics include a Marcellus shale case study, a 'time-delayed' fracturing concept, design optimization for shallow shale reservoirs, and modeling of created fractures in a shale oil play. Both horizontal and vertical well completions will be discussed.

0800

Keynote

George King • Apache Corporation, Changing the Rules in Physics-of-Flow: A View of What Will It Take to Drive Significant Recovery of In-Place Oil From Liquid-Rich Shales and Tight Oil Reservoirs

0830

164524

Controlled Hydraulic Fracturing of Naturally Fractured Shales. A Case Study in the Marcellus Shale: Examining How To Identify and Exploit Natural Fractures • J. Ciezobka, I.A. Salehi, Gas Technology Institute

0900

164526

Application of Stress Shadow Effect in Completion Optimization Using a Reservoir-Centric Stimulation Design Tool • K.T. Kanneganti, D. Grant, D. Oussoltsev, Schlumberger; N. Ball, R.M. Offenberger, Pioneer Natural Resources

   

Break

1030

164534  

Time Dependent Fracture Interference Effects in Pad Wells  • R. Manchanda, M.M. Sharma, University of Texas; S. Holzhauser, Shell

1100

164547

Evaluation of Well Performance for the Slot-Drill Completion in Low and Ultra-Low Permeability Oil and Gas Reservoirs • T.O. Odunowo, DeGolyer and MacNaughton/Texas A&M University; G. Moridis, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory/Texas A&M University; T. Blasingame, Texas A&M University; O. Olorode, Afren Resources/Texas A&M University; C. Freeman, Texas A&M University

1130

164537 

Modeling Vertical Multifractured Wells in Vaca Muerta Shale Oil Play, Argentina •  L.J. Monti, M. Suarez, A.R. Thompson, YPF SA; L. Vega, W.D. Von Gonten

Knowledge Sharing ePosters

164535

Innovative Friction Reducer Provides Improved Performance and Greater Flexibility in Recycling Highly Mineralized Produced Brines • M.L. Ferguson, Nalco; C. Anderson, Cudd; P. Eichelberger, Nalco; J.K. Hallock, Cudd; X. Qiu, R.L. Roell, Shell

164527

How Much Can You Extend the Reach of Coiled Tubing in Horizontal Wells Using Pressure-Hammer/Pulsing Tools • B. Guo, Y. Feng, University of Louisiana; J. Li, China University of Petroleum Beijing

1330–1730

Session 2: Formation Evaluation and Characterization

Town Center South

Session Chairpersons: Christopher Clarkson, University of Calgary; Thomas Juranek, ExxonMobil; Dwayne Purvis, The Strickland Group; John Thompson, Fekete

Formation evaluation in unconventional reservoirs requires measurements and interpretations from pore-scale to multi-well scale in order to provide a complete assessment of reservoir quality. This session covers the latest advances in pore-scale and adsorption analysis at the microscale, as well as microseismic and well-completion analysis at the macroscale.

1330

Keynote

Erdal Ozkan • Colorado School of Mines  

1400

164554

NMR T2 Distributions in the Eagle Ford Shale: Reflections on Pore Size • E. Rylander, T. Jiang, P. Singer, R. Lewis, B. Dean, Schlumberger; S. Sinclair, Matador Resources

1430

164552

A Pore-Scale Study Describing the Dynamics of Slickwater Distribution in Shale Gas Formations Following Hydraulic Fracturing • Y. Hu, D. Devegowda, A. Striolo, T.A. Ho, A. Phan, F. Civan, University of Oklahoma; R.F. Sigal, Consultant

   

Break

1600

164540  

Relationship Between Organic Shale Microstructure and Hydrocarbon Generation • M.E. Curtis, C.H. Sondergeld, C.S. Rai, University of Oklahoma

1630

164531

Understanding Unconventionals by Multidisciplinary Integration A Microseismic-Based Tale of the Haynesville Shale •  A.K. Gangopadhyay, A.M. Malayalam, J. Lucas, T. Gillham, S. Liu, I. Faz, F. Wirnkar, BP

1700

164532  

Modeling of Supercritical Fluid Adsorption on Organic-Rich Shales • C.R. Clarkson, B. Haghshenas, University of Calgary

Knowledge Sharing ePosters

164551

Geomechanical Considerations in Seismicity Based-Reservoir Characterization • M. Hosseini, University of Texas; M. Tarrahi, Texas A&M University

164542

Forecasting Well Performance in a Discontinuous Tight Oil Reservoir Using Artificial Neural Networks • Y. Bansal, T. Ertekin, Z. Karpyn, L.F. Ayala, A. Nejad, Pennsylvania State University; F. Suleen, O. Balogun, D. Liebmann, Q. Sun, Chevron

 

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