SPE Workshop: North Sea and Europe Area Stimulation 7 - 8 Nov 2017 The Hague , The Netherlands


Tuesday, November 07

09:30 - 10:30
Session 1: Stimulation in Tight-Gas Sands
Session Chairpersons Lars van Zelm, Wintershall NL; Josef Shaoul, Fenix Consulting Delft

Tight gas well stimulation has a long and sporadic history in the North Sea and Europe and it is still far from being an easy development option in the current economic climate. Onshore, the pause in activity in Germany continues, but there appears to a light at the end of the tunnel, after recent new legislation has been passed. In Poland and Hungary, activity has fallen sharply, but there has been renewed interest in offshore tight gas in the Dutch and UK sectors (stranded gas). In addition to new field development, there is also potential development of tight gas horizons within existing fields. The economics of such developments are much more attractive than standalone tight gas projects, although there are often operational issues that need to be considered.

This session will examine recent developments in tight gas stimulation, both onshore and offshore, and focus on case studies. The emphasis will be building on the recent experience to push the envelope of tight gas stimulation practices.


Session talks include:

"Challenges of stimulation of producing tight gas wells", ONE
"Centrica stimulating in the SNS Chiswick Field: A brief history and forward planning for the 5th well in 2018", Centrica