SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering: featured papers

Enhanced Oil Recovery

142724 – The Role of Diffusion for Nonequilibrium Gas Injection Into a Fractured Reservoir
Y. Yanze and T. Clemens

143035 – Validation of Toe-to-Heel Air-Injection Bitumen Recovery Using 3D Combustion-Cell Results
M. Greaves, L.L. Dong, and S.P. Rigby

144234 – Thermally Active Polymer To Improve Sweep Efficiency of Waterfloods: Simulation and Pilot Design Approaches
R. Garmeh, M. Izadi, M. Salehi, J.L. Romero, C.P. Thomas, and E.J. Manrique

Carbon Capture and Sequestration

137313 – Storage of CO2 as Hydrate in Depleted Gas Reservoirs
O.Y. Zatsepina and M. Pooladi-Darvish

Reservoir Simulation

140935 – Gas Lift Optimization Using Proxy Functions in Reservoir Simulation
Q. Lu and G.C. Fleming


SPE Production & Operations: featured papers

Coiled-Tubing Applications

128003 – From Operations to Desktop Analysis to Field Implementation: Well and ESP Optimization for Production Enhancement in the Cliff Head Field
Z.F. Dholkawala, S. Daniel, and B. Billingsley

143313 – Pushing the Boundaries of Concentric-Coiled-Tubing Technology To Resurrect Subhydrostatic Gas Wells on an Unmanned Offshore Installation
Ann Davies, Matthew Dunning, Mike Kuchel, Tony Roberts, and Michael Taggart

143331 – Inversion of Distributed-Temperature-Sensing Logs To Measure Zonal Coverage During and After Wellbore Treatments With Coiled Tubing
P.M.J. Tardy, P. Ramondenc, X. Weng, R. Burgos, F. Baez, and K. Yekta-Ganjeh


SPE Drilling & Completion: featured papers

Reservoir Navigation and Characterization During Drilling

159247 – Reservoir Characterization Begins at First Contact With the Drill Bit
S. Shayegi, C.S. Kabir, F. If, S. Christensen, K. Kosco, J. Casasus-Bribian, ABM K. Hasan, and H. Moos

140073 – Reservoir-Navigation System and Drilling Technology Maximize Productivity and Drilling Performance in the Granite Wash, US Midcontinent
S. Janwadkar, M. Thomas, S. Privott, R. Tehan, L. Carlson, W. Spear, and A. Setiadarma

Completion Design and Execution

140561 – First Downhole Application of Distributed Acoustic Sensing for Hydraulic-Fracturing Monitoring and Diagnostics
M.M. Molenaar, D.J. Hill, P. Webster, E. Fidan, and B. Birch

135396 – A Technical and Economic Study of Completion Techniques in Five Emerging US Gas Shales: A Woodford Shale Example
A. Agrawal, Y. Wei, and S.A. Holditch

140498 – Designing Multistage Frac Packs in the Lower Tertiary Formation–Cascade and Chinook Project
Z. Haddad, M. Smith, and F. Dias De Moraes

143816 – Reduction of Perforating Gunshock Loads
C.E. Baumann, E.P. Bustillos, J.P. Guerra, A. William, and H.A. Williams

132846 – The Evolution of the Role of Openhole Packers in Advanced Horizontal Completions: From Novel Technology to a Critical Key to Success
P. Gavioli and R. Vicario


SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering: featured papers

Formation Evaluation

128249 –
Characterization of Sampling-While-Drilling Operations

S. Villareal, J. Pop, F. Bernard, K. Harms, A. Hoefel, A. Kamiya, P. Swinburne, and S. Ramshaw

132491 –
High-Resolution Reservoir Monitoring Using Crosswell Seismic
A. Nalonnil and B. Marion

Tight Gas

138843 –
Impacts of the Number of Perforation Clusters and Cluster Spacing on Production Performance of Horizontal Shale-Gas Wells

Y. Cheng

143666 –
Probabilistic Production Forecasting for Unconventional Reservoirs With Stretched Exponential Production Decline Model
B. Can and C.S. Kabir

143990 –
A New Analytical Method for Analyzing Linear Flow in Tight/Shale Gas Reservoirs: Constant-Rate Boundary Condition
M. Nobakht and C.R. Clarkson


SPE Production & Operations: featured papers


145949 –
Hydraulic-Fracture-Height Growth: Real Data

Kevin Fisher and Norm Warpinski

139984 –
Hydraulic Fracture Crossing Natural Fracture at Nonorthogonal Angles: A Criterion and Its Validation
H. Gu, X. Weng, J. Lund, M. Mack, U. Ganguly, and R. Suarez-Rivera

139774 –
Using Real-Time Downhole Microseismic To Evaluate Fracture Geometry for Horizontal Packer-Sleeve Completions in the Bakken Formation, Elm Coulee Field, Montana
Darien G. O’Brien, Robert. T. Larson Jr., Ronald C. Parham, Blane L. Thingelstad, William W. Aud, Richard A. Burns, and Leen Weijers

133234 –
Inflow-Control-Device Design: Revisiting Objectives and Techniques
Ali Daneshy, Boyun Guo, Vitaly Krasnov, and Sergey Zimin


SPE Drilling & Completion: featured papers

Drilling Systems Automation

128286 –
Automation of Drawworks and Topdrive Management To Minimize Swab/Surge and Poor-Downhole-Condition Effects

E. Cayeux, B. Daireaux, and E. Dvergsnes

Drilling Operations

139511 –
Drill Pipe Cutting at Ultra High Pressure Proven for Remediating Deepwater Stuck-Pipe Hazards

J. Segura


144535 –
Comparing the Results of a Full-Scale Buckling-Test Program to Actual Well Data: New Semiempirical Buckling Model and Methods of Reducing Buckling Effects
S. Mitchell, N. Moore, J. Franks, G. Liu, Y. Xiang


Seismic Applications

Gerd Kleemeyer, SPE, Shell–Global Solutions Upstream

Following an increased investment in advanced seismic solutions, we have experienced some remarkable boundary shifts in seismic-data quality in recent years.


Heavy Oil

Cam Matthews, SPE, Director–New Technology Ventures, C-FER Technologies

The rapid growth in interest and in development activities related to unconventional oil and gas resources, including heavy oil, is clearly evident throughout the industry. One outcome has been a tremendous increase in the number of SPE papers written this past year on various topics associated with development and recovery optimization of heavy-oil reservoirs.


Production Operations

Francisco J.S. Alhanati, SPE, Director of Exploration & Production, C-FER Technologies

At the 2011 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Denver, there were many interesting discussions on shale-gas (and/or liquid-rich) resources. While already an important part of the industry, we are just beginning to identify some of the challenges with these resources and how best to deal with them.


Hydraulic Fracturing

Karen Olson, SPE, Completion Expert for Southwestern Energy

It is a good time to be in the oil industry. The rig count, drilling activity, and oil prices are high, and shale plays are a significant reason for each. And, because it is shale, it is an especially good time to be a completion engineer!

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