SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition 5 - 7 Feb 2019 The Woodlands Waterway Marriott Hotel & Convention Center The Woodlands, Texas, USA

Schedule

Monday, February 04

08:00 - 17:00
1-Day Training Courses (Click to See Courses Offered)
Ticketed Event

Shale Hydraulic Fracturing: Design and Analysis

Instructor(s):
Steve Hennings

This course covers the essential technology for planning, monitoring, and evaluating hydraulic fracturing treatments in shale reservoirs. Emphasis is on actual field results, practical approaches to treatment design, and the reasons for altering designs based on fluid and rock properties.

Topics:

  • Shale reservoir properties impacting the fracturing design

  • Five fracture treatment objectives

  • Hydraulic fracturing mechanics

  • Pre-treatment calibration tests

  • Estimating and analyzing treatment dimensions

  • Fracturing fluid options and considerations

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Cost:

SPE Member
USD 750

Nonmember
USD 950


Fracturing Fundamentals for Non-Fracers

Instructor(s):
Carl T. Montgomery

The course presents the fundamentals of hydraulic fracturing, along with addressing the general process, the "terminology", and many of the "real-world" problems - in a concise format. 

Topics:

  • Introduction - What is fracturing?

  • Reservoir Engineering Aspects of Fracturing

  • Fracturing

  • Candidate selection

  • Fracturing Materials

  • Diagnostics

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Cost:

SPE Member
USD 750

Nonmember
USD 950


Critical Geomechanics Concepts and Applications to Unconventionals Completions

Instructor(s):
Dr. Neal Nagel and Dr. Marisela Sanchez-Nagel

This course presents the basics of oil field geomechanics and its application to unconventional developments, specifically, the role of stress, pore pressure, mechanical properties, and natural fractures on hydraulic fracturing operations.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understanding of the key concepts of stress and deformation in rocks

  • Understanding of the critical role of pore pressure and effective stress on rock behavior

  • Review of the critical geomechanics components/inputs for hydraulic fracturing

  • Understanding of the critical geomechanical inputs for hydraulic fracturing in Unconventionals

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Cost:

SPE Member
USD 750

Nonmember
USD 950


Design of Fiber-Optic DTS and DAS Well Installations

Instructor(s):
Dennis Dria and Bill Shroyer

This one-day training event introduces completion, production, surveillance and reservoir engineers to the design of fiber-optic DTS (distributed temperature sensing) and DAS (distributed acoustic sensing) well installations.  A basic understanding of the principles and benefits of DTS, DAS, and surveillance monitoring technology, in general, is assumed.

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Cost:

SPE Member
USD 750

Nonmember
USD 950


Multistage Completions, Fracturing, and Refracturing in Shales

Instructor(s):
W. Aaron Burton and Sergey Kotov

This course gives an overview for completing, fracturing, and refracturing shales and other low-permeability formations that require multistage hydraulic fracturing. Participants will learn the primary types of wellbore completion options, plug-and-perf, ball-activated systems, and coiled tubing-activated systems, and how they compare in different applications. Participants will also learn hydraulic fracturing and refracturing theory and design, including slick-water fracturing, cross-linked gels, fluids, proppants, additives, refracturing options, and identifying refracturing candidates.

Topics:

  • Multistage completion options

  • Benefits and considerations for each completion option

  • Application comparison of completion options

  • General fracturing theory and design

  • Selection of fracturing components – fluids, proppants, etc.

  • Fracturing challenges – proppant transport, conductivity, fracture geometry, etc.

  • Stimulation Design Optimization – stage placement, risk mitigation

  • Refracturing theory and challenges

  • Identifying refracturing candidates

  • Refracturing options and design considerations

Learn more about this training course.

Cost:

SPE Member
USD 750

Nonmember
USD 950

13:00 - 17:00

Tuesday, February 05

07:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 18:00
09:00 - 09:30
09:30 - 11:30
Plenary Session: "Frac Hits", Well Spacing, and the Science (and Art) of Infill Drilling in Unconventionals Waterway 1-8
Moderator(s) Dr. Stephen Holditch, Texas A&M University
Speaker(s) George King, GEK Engineering; Ripudaman Manchanda, The University of Texas at Austin; Piyush Pankaj, Schlumberger; Brendan Elliott, Devon Energy Production

Significant advancements have been made in industry understanding, execution, and optimization of multi-fractured completions, but significantly more complexity and uncertainty results from interactions between infill wells and existing wells due to depletion and connectivity. This session explores the intricacies and additional challenges brought by such scenarios and examines the task of integrating data to accelerate learning and optimize overall economics.

Moderator


Dr. Stephen Holditch
Texas A&M University

Speakers​


George King
GEK Engineering

Ripudaman Manchanda
The University of Texas at Austin 


Piyush Pankaj
Schlumberger


Brendan Elliott
Devon Energy Production

11:30 - 12:45
13:00 - 17:00
01  Case Histories I Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Martin Rylance - BP Exploration, Xiaowei Weng - Schlumberger
The strength of hydraulic fracturing as a technology has been its ability to adapt, change and improve incrementally based on case history and field results. The papers in this session will provide the attendees some excellent examples and the learnings to help develop the insight and understanding, with a view to building improvements into their own operations.
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1345 194345 Completions Trends in the North American Frac Industry: Invention through the Shale Revolution
L. Weijers, C.A. Wright, M.J. Mayerhofer, Liberty Oilfield Services; C.M. Pearson, L.G. Griffin, P.M. Weddle, Liberty Resources LLC
1345-1410 194313 Management & Information Using Land Controlled Source Electromagnetics to Identify the Effects of Geologic Controls During a Zipper Frac Operation - A Case Study From the Anadarko Basin
M. Hickey, Deep Imaging Technologies Inc; O.E. Vasquez, Deep Imaging Technologies; S. Trevino, Deep Imaging Technologies Inc; J. Oberle, Deep Imaging Technologies; D.J. Jones, Deep Imaging Technologies Inc.
1410-1435 194333 Completions Fracture Geometry Control Technology Prevents Well
Interference in the Bakken
K. Vidma, P. Abivin, Schlumberger; D.J. Fox, M. Reid, Lime Rock Resources; F.O. Ajisafe, A. Marquez, W. Yip, J.W. Still, Schlumberger
1435-1500 194365 Completions Nine Plus Years of Production Show Value of Proper Design in oil Window of Barnett Shale
J.W. Ely, J.A. Harper, E.N. Nieto, Ely & Associates; D. Kousparis, A. Kousparis, Eleon LLC; C. Crumrine, W.B. Osborn Oil and Gas
1545-1610 194374 Completions An Eagle Ford Case Study: Improving an Infill Well Completion Through Optimized Refracturing Treatment of the Offset Parent Wells M.E. Garza, J. Baumbach, J. Prosser, S.R. Pettigrew, K. Elvig, Noble Energy
1610-1635 194330 Completions Determining the Most Effective Diversion Strategy Using Pressure Based Fracture Maps : A Meramec (STACK) Case Study J. Kopp, C. Kahn, Reveal Energy Services; C. Allen, J. Huchton, C. Robinson, Chaparral Energy, Inc.; E. Coenen, Reveal Energy Services
1635-1700 194369 Drilling Developing an Evaluation Method for Casing Connections used in Hydraulically Fractured Wells K.A. Hamilton, C-FER Technologies; P.D. Pattillo II, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Alternate 194357 Completions Improving Hydraulic Fracturing Performance and Interpreting Fracture Geometry Based on Drilling Measurements
R.C. Downie, Drill2Frac; D. Daves, Legacy Reserves LP
Alternate 194315 Completions Solving the Hydraulic Fracturing Puzzle in the HPHT KG Basin of India with Geomechanics-Enabled Design and Execution R.R. Gondalia, R.R. Kumar, U. Nand, A. Bandyopadhyay, Schlumberger; S. Narayan, Schlumberger Petrotechnical Services; K. Bordeori, M.M. Singh, Schlumberger; A. Shah, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; S. Das, D.P. Rao, M. Shaik, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
13:00 - 17:00
02  Fracture Modeling Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Michael Smith - NSI Technologies LLC, Mukul Sharma - The University of Texas At Austin
Different approaches to modeling fracture propagation are presented in this session. These models provide a basis for a better understanding of field observations.
Time Paper # Presentation
1300-1345 194321 Completions Multi-Disciplinary Data Gathering to Characterize Hydraulic Fracture Performance and Evaluate Well-Spacing in the Bakken
A. Lorwongngam, C.L. Cipolla, C. Gradl, J.I. Gil Cidoncha, B.E. Davis, Hess Corp.
1345-1410 194359 Completions Apparent Toughness Anisotropy Induced by Roughness of In Situ Stress: A Mechanism that Hinders Vertical Growth of Hydraulic Fractures and Its Simplified Modeling P. Fu, J. Huang, R.R. Settgast, J.P. Morris, F.J. Ryerson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1410-1435 194335 Completions Three-Dimensional Analysis of Interactions Between Hydraulic and Natural Fractures A. Daneshy, Daneshy Consultants Intl.
1435-1500 194328 Completions Simulation and Analysis of Fracture Swarms Observed in the Eagle Ford Field Experiment
V.K. Sesetty, A. Ghassemi, University of Oklahoma
1545-1610 194327 Completions Barriers to Hydraulic Fracture Height Growth: A New Model for Sliding Interfaces W. Xu, Schlumberger-Doll Research; R. Prioul, T. Berard, X. Weng, O. Kresse, Schlumberger
1610-1635 194353 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Case Study of a Landing Location Optimization within a Depleted Stacked Reservoir in the Midland Basin C.W. Defeu, R. Williams, D. Shan, Schlumberger; J. Martin, D. Cannon, K. Clifton, C. Lollar, Diamondback Energy
1635-1700 194307 Completions Bridging Geomechanical and Geophysical Numerical Modeling: Evaluation of Seismic Efficiency and Rupture Velocity with Application to Estimating the Fractured Network Generated by Hydraulic Fracturing F. Sheibani, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; B. Hager, MIT, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences; J. Olson, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 194323 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Analysis of the Coupling Between Geomechanics and Operational Parameters to Optimize Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Proppant Distribution A. Singh, S. Xu, M.D. Zoback, Stanford University; M.W. McClure, ResFrac Corporation
Alternate 194361 Completions Effect of Shear Slippage on the Interaction of Hydraulic Fractures with Natural Fractures S. Agrawal, K. Shrivastava, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin
15:00 - 15:45
15:00 - 15:45
KS01  Knowledge Sharing ePoster I College Park
Session Chairpersons Eric Davis - ConocoPhillips Co
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1515 194366 Completions Well Trajectory, Completion and Fracture Design Changes Improve Execution for Deep Unconventional Tight Gas Targets in the Cooper Basin, Australia R.L. Johnson, Jr., R. Zhong, The University of Queensland; L. Nguyen, Real Energy Corporation Ltd
1515-1530 194344 Completions A Novel Approach for Estimating Formation Permeability and Revisit After-Closure Analysis from DFIT H. Wang, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
1530-1545 194348 Completions DFIT Considering Complex Interactions of Hydraulic and Natural Fractures A. Kamali, A. Ghassemi, University of Oklahoma
15:00 - 15:45
KS02  Knowledge Sharing ePoster II Creekside Park
Session Chairpersons Francisco Fragachan - Weatherford
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1500-1515 194363 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Role of Microemulsion and Shut-in on Well Performance: From Field Scale to Laboratory Scale T. Soleiman Asl, A. Habibi, O.D. Ezulike, M. Eghbalvala, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta
1515-1530 194377 Completions Effects of Heterogeneity in Mineralogy Distribution on Acid Fracturing Efficiency X. Jin, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University; D. McDuff, Chevron ETC
17:00 - 18:00

Wednesday, February 06

07:30 - 18:00
08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 12:30
03  Case Histories II Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Craig Cipolla - Hess Corp., Paul Weddle - Liberty Resources LLC
This session includes data-rich case studies by operators, service companies and a university. Key development challenges operators are facing regarding infill drilling, completion activities, evolving completion designs and results will be covered. Presentations will also include potential cutting edge completion technology advancements.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 194329 Completions Utilization of Far Field Diverters to Mitigate Parent and Infill Well Fracture Interaction in Shale Formations J. Zhang, D.D. Cramer, J. McEwen, M. White, K.H. Bjornen, ConocoPhillips Co
0915-0940 194350 Completions Evolving Completion Designs to Optimize Well Productivity from a Low Permeability Oil Sandstone (Turner) Reservoir in the Powder River Basin: One Operator’s Experience
K. Agarwal, Liberty Oilfield Services; J. Kegel, B. Ballard, Ballard Petroleum; E. Lolon, M. Mayerhofer, L. Weijers, H. Melcher, S. Compton, P. Turner, Liberty Oilfield Services
0940-1005 194324 Completions The World’s First Offshore Multilateral Well Completed with Multistage Proppant Fracturing: A Case Study from Offshore Black Sea A. Tomlins, OMV Petrom SA; J.O. Conrad, Packers Plus Energy Services Inc; B. Bocaneala, OPECS
1005-1030 194354 Completions Child Well Analysis from Poroelastic Pressure Responses on Parent Wells in the Eagle Ford P. Das, Reveal Energy Services; O. Solaja, J. Cabrera, R. Scofield, SM Energy; E. Coenen, S. Kashikar, C. Kahn, Reveal Energy Services
1115-1140 194349 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Evaluating the Impact of Frac Communication between Parent, Child,and Vertical Wells in the Midland Basin Lower Spraberry and Wolfcamp Reservoirs. R.Y. Scherz, Endeavor Energy Resources; M.F. Rainbolt, Abra Controls Corporation; Y.U. Pradhan, Endeavor Energy Resources; W. Tian, ResMetrics
1140-1205 194340 Completions The Role of Micro-proppants in Conductive Fracture Network Development

D. Kumar, R.A. Gonzalez, A. Ghassemi, The University of Oklahoma
1205-1230 194351 Completions Real Time Analysis of Formation Face Pressures in Acid Fracturing Treatments
V.J. Pandey, R.C. Burton, ConocoPhillips Co; K.S. Capps, CAPSHER Technology Inc.
Alternate 194366 Completions Well Trajectory, Completion and Fracture Design Changes Improve Execution for Deep Unconventional Tight Gas Targets in the Cooper Basin, Australia R.L. Johnson, Jr., R. Zhong, The University of Queensland; L. Nguyen, Real Energy Corporation Ltd
08:30 - 12:30
04  Completion Optimization Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Dave Norman - NSI Technologies LLC, Kathryn Briggs - Pioneer Natural Resources
Completion optimization plays a key role in improving well performance and economics. In this session we discuss various ways to enhance completion designs and methods to understand the completion effectiveness on well performance. A case study from the DJ Basin will discuss a workflow to identify the right size completion. The Permian Basin completion evolution and parent/child relationships on type curves will be discussed for Wolfbone and Wolfberry. Various experimental results and other notable papers focused on multi-cluster design efficiency, proppant selection, and mechanical diversion will be presented.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 194312 Completions Right-Sized Completions: Data and Physics-Based Design for Stacked Pay Horizontal Well Development K.V. Tanner, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.; W.C. Dobbs, Anadarko Petroleum Corp; S.D. Nash, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.
0915-0940 194322 Completions Dynamic Fracture Volume Estimation using Flowback Data Analysis and its Correlation to Completion-Design Parameters T.M. Moussa, H. Dehghanpour, Y. Fu, O. Ezulike, University of Alberta
0940-1005 194360 Completions Optimization of Plug-and-Perf Completions for Balanced Treatment Distribution and Improved Reservoir Contact S.S. Yi, C. Wu, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
1005-1030 194310 Completions Permian Basin Production Performance Comparison Over Time and the Parent-Child Well Study T. Xu, W. Zheng, J.D. Baihly, P. Dwivedi, D. Shan, R. Utech, Schlumberger; G. Miller, Schlumberger Petrotechnical Services
1115-1140 194370 Completions “CounterProp”, Finally Adding the Correct Proppant in the Proper Size and Proper Sequence in Slick Water Treatments J.W. Ely, Ely & Associates Of Texas LLC; J. Harper, E. Nieto, Ely & Associates, Corp.; M. Semmelbeck, Battlecat Oil & Gas
1140-1205 194325 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Experimental and Numerical Studies of EOR for the Wolfcamp Formation by Surfactant Enriched Completion Fluids and Multi-Cycle Surfactant Injection F. Zhang, I. Saputra, S.G. Parsegov, I. Adel Abdelraouf, D.S. Schechter, Texas A&M University
1205-1230 194367 Completions Optimize Completion Design and Well Spacing with the Latest Complex Fracture Modeling & Reservoir Simulation Technologies - A Permian Basin Case Study with Seven Wells H. Xiong, S. Liu, University Lands/Texas Oil & Gas Institute; F. Feng, S. Liu, Texas A&M University; K. Yue, The University of Texas at Austin
09:00 - 18:30
10:30 - 11:15
10:30 - 11:15
KS03  Knowledge Sharing ePoster III College Park
Session Chairpersons Michael Smith - NSI Technologies LLC
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1045 194357 Completions Improving Hydraulic Fracturing Performance and Interpreting Fracture Geometry Based on Drilling Measurements
R.C. Downie, Drill2Frac; D. Daves, Legacy Reserves LP
1045-1100 194315 Completions Solving the Hydraulic Fracturing Puzzle in the HPHT KG Basin of India with Geomechanics-Enabled Design and Execution R.R. Gondalia, R.R. Kumar, U. Nand, A. Bandyopadhyay, Schlumberger; S. Narayan, Schlumberger Petrotechnical Services; K. Bordeori, M.M. Singh, Schlumberger; A. Shah, Schlumberger Asia Services Ltd; S. Das, D.P. Rao, M. Shaik, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited
1100-1115 194381 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Big Data Study: Correlations between EUR and Petrophysics/Engineering/Production Parameters in Shale Formations by Data Regression and Interpolation Analysis Y. Liang, The University of Texas at Austin; L. Liao, Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering; Y. Guo, University of Houston
10:30 - 11:15
KS04  Knowledge Sharing ePoster IV Creekside Park
Session Chairpersons Steve Mathis - Chevron ETC
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1030-1045 194323 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Integrated Analysis of the Coupling Between Geomechanics and Operational Parameters to Optimize Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Proppant Distribution A. Singh, S. Xu, M.D. Zoback, Stanford University; M.W. McClure, ResFrac Corporation
1045-1100 194361 Completions Effect of Shear Slippage on the Interaction of Hydraulic Fractures with Natural Fractures S. Agrawal, K. Shrivastava, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin
1100-1115 194368 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simplification and Simulation of Fracture Network Using Fast Marching Method and Spectral Clustering For Embedded Discrete Fracture Model
X. Xue, Texas A&M University; A. Rey, P. Muron, G. Dufour, X. Wen, Chevron Corporation
12:30 - 13:30
14:00 - 17:30
05  Pressure Analysis Diagnostics Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Eric Davis - ConocoPhillips Co, Kyle Haustveit - Devon Energy Production Co. LP
This session includes a variety of pressure diagnostic techniques commonly applied in unconventional reservoirs. Topics include Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test (DFIT), advanced Pressure Transient Analysis (PTA) techniques, as well as a look at poroelastic pressure response interpretations. The session also includes a poroelastic case study evaluating the effectiveness of diverters, a case study integrating pressure modeling with DAS to determine diversion success real-time and an integrated look how DFIT data can calibrate geomechanical simulators to better estimate the Dynamic Stimulated Reservoir Volume.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1445 194352 Completions Numerical Simulation of DFITs Within a Coupled Reservoir Flow and Geomechanical Simulator - Insights Into Completions Optimization L. Ji, V. Sen, K.S. Min, R.B. Sullivan, Anadarko Petroleum Corp
1445-1510 194336 Completions Got Diversion? Real Time Analysis to Identify Success or Failure M. Trumble, M.J. Sinkey, J. Meehleib, Calfrac Well Services
1510-1535 194316 Completions Close Encounters in the 3rd Dimension: Using Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFITs) From the Alberta Duvernay Shale Formation to Quantify Simultaneous Horizontal- & Vertical-Plane Hydraulic Fracture Growth
A.K. Nicholson, Perpetual Energy Inc; R.V. Hawkes, Trican Well Service Ltd.; R.C. Bachman, CGG
1615-1640 194358 Production & Operations Poroelastic Pressure Transient Analysis: A New Method for Interpretation of Pressure Communication between Wells during Hydraulic Fracturing P. Seth, R. Manchanda, S. Zheng, D.P. Gala, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas at Austin
1640-1705 194326 Completions Wavelet Analysis of DFIT Data to Identify Fracture Closure Parameters
E. Unal, F. Siddiqui, M.Y. Soliman, University of Houston; B. Dindoruk, Shell International E&P Co.
1705-1730 194332 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Investigation of Non-Ideal Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests Behavior in Unconventional Reservoirs M.I. Mohamed, Colorado School of Mines; M. Salah, Khalda Petroleum; Y. Coskuner, Colorado School of Mines; M. Ibrahim, C. Pieprzica, Apache Corp; E. Ozkan, Colorado School of Mines
Alternate 194344 Completions A Novel Approach for Estimating Formation Permeability and Revisit After-Closure Analysis from DFIT H. Wang, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin
Alternate 194348 Completions DFIT Considering Complex Interactions of Hydraulic and Natural Fractures A. Kamali, A. Ghassemi, University of Oklahoma
14:00 - 17:30
06  Fluids, Proppants, and Transport Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Jennifer Miskimins - Colorado School of Mines, Junjing Zhang - ConocoPhillips Co
This session includes studies on proppant transport and fracture conductivity. The impact of fluid viscosity on proppant transport, as well as proppant distribution in slickwater-created fractures will be discussed. Novel concepts regarding proppant and fluid development will be presented. Attendees will come away with insights on the current understanding of proppant transport, conductivity and associated effects on production.
Time Paper # Presentation
1400-1445 194382 Completions Proppant Sieve Distribution - What Really Matters? R.D. Barree, Barree & Assocs. LLC; R.J. Duenckel, B.T. Hlidek, Stim-Lab
1445-1510 194317 Completions Can Proppant Transport be Negatively Affected by Too Much Viscosity? T. Galindo, GeoKimika Oil & Gas
1510-1535 194379 Completions Proppant Transport and Behavior in Horizontal Wellbores Using Low Viscosity Fluids


F.A. Ahmad, J.L. Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines
1615-1640 194320 Completions Generation of In-situ Proppant through Hydro-Thermal Reactions S. Tong, C.S. Miller, K.K. Mohanty, The University of Texas at Austin
1640-1705 194309 Completions Power Law Correlation For Slickwater Proppant Dune Height M.A. Al-Otaibi, Saudi Aramco; J.L. Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines
1705-1730 194319 Completions Bridging Criteria and Distribution Correlation for Proppant Transport in Primary and Secondary Fracture R. Kou, G.J. Moridis, T.A. Blasingame, Texas A&M University
Alternate 194363 Reservoir Description & Dynamics The Role of Microemulsion and Shut-in on Well Performance: From Field Scale to Laboratory Scale T. Soleiman Asl, A. Habibi, O.D. Ezulike, M. Eghbalvala, H. Dehghanpour, University of Alberta
Alternate 194377 Completions Effects of Heterogeneity in Mineralogy Distribution on Acid Fracturing Efficiency X. Jin, D. Zhu, A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University; D. McDuff, Chevron ETC
15:35 - 16:15
15:35 - 16:05
KS05  Knowledge Sharing ePoster V College Park
Session Chairpersons Martin Rylance - BP Exploration
Knowledge Sharing ePosters allow one-on-one interactions with presenters and opportunities to study a particular concept at an appropriate level of detail. Subject matter varies, but topics are consistent with the other technical sessions.
Time Paper # Presentation
1535-1550 194356 Completions Wellbore Placement Optimization Using Particulate Oil-Soluble Tracers M.H. Jones, MHJ Consulting LLC; J.L. LaRue, NCS Multistage Tracer Diagnostics
1550-1605 194362 Completions Understanding Frac Fluid Distribution of an Individual Frac Stage from Chemical Tracer Flowback Data W. Tian, A. Darnley, ResMetrics; T. Mohle IV, Contango Oil & Gas Inc; K. Johns, Contango Oil & Gas; C. Dempsey, ResMetrics
17:30 - 18:30

Thursday, February 07

07:30 - 10:00
08:00 - 08:30
08:30 - 11:50
07  Downhole Diagnostics Waterway 1-4
Session Chairpersons Joseph Frantz - Range Resources Corp., Paul Huckabee - Shell Exploration & Production Co
This session will discuss applications and new technologies or analysis methods for evaluating stimulation distribution effectiveness, fracture geometry characteristics and well performance. Diagnostics presented include: optic fiber distributed sensing (acoustic & temperature), downhole video camera imaging, acoustic imaging tools, proppant & chemical fluid tracers, and production logs. Several authors emphasize the value of integration of complementary diagnostic methods to accelerate the optimization process, including potential for "real-time" decision making.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 194334 Completions Integrating DAS, Treatment Pressure Analysis and Video-based Perforation Imaging to Evaluate Limited Entry Treatment Effectiveness D.D. Cramer, ConocoPhillips Co; K. Friehauf, ConocoPhillips; G. Roberts, Epidote, Ltd.; J.L. Whittaker, EV
0915-0940 194371 Production & Operations New Near-Wellbore Insights from Fiber Optics and Downhole Pressure Gauge
Data
G.A. Ugueto, P.T. Huckabee, M. Wojtaszek, T. Daredia, A. Reynolds, Shell
0940-1005 194331 Completions Continuous Use Of Fiber Optics-Enabled Coiled Tubing Used to Accelerate the Optimization of Completions Aimed at Improved Recovery and Reduced Cost Of Development
N.H. Natareno, Oasis Petroleum; M.J. Thelen, Oasis Petroleum Co.; J. Charbonneau, Oasis Petroleum; N. Sahdeb, Halliburton Energy Svcs (SO); P.F. Cook, Halliburton
1035-1100 194314 Completions Improved Completion Economics Through Real-time, Fiber Optic Stimulation Monitoring
P.F. Stark, Halliburton; N.C. Bohrer, T.T. Kemner, SM Energy Company; J. Magness, Halliburton; A. Shea, K. Ross, SM Energy Company
1100-1125 194373 Production & Operations A Novel Technology for Hydraulic Fracture Diagnostics in the Vicinity and Beyond the Wellbore
S.M. Stolyarov, E.A. Cazeneuve, K. Sabaa, D.A. Katz, J. Yang, Baker Hughes, a GE company
1125-1150 194318 Completions Tying Horizontal Measurements to Well Performance Using Production Logs and Chemical Tracers in Multiple Wolfcamp Shale Wells, Delaware Basin
L. Green, D. Entzminger, D. Tovar, A. Alimahomed, MDC Texas Energy; F. Alimahomed, C.W. Defeu, R. Malpani, Schlumberger
Alternate 194356 Completions Wellbore Placement Optimization Using Particulate Oil-Soluble Tracers M.H. Jones, MHJ Consulting LLC; J.L. LaRue, NCS Multistage Tracer Diagnostics
Alternate 194362 Completions Understanding Frac Fluid Distribution of an Individual Frac Stage from Chemical Tracer Flowback Data W. Tian, A. Darnley, ResMetrics; T. Mohle IV, Contango Oil & Gas Inc; K. Johns, Contango Oil & Gas; C. Dempsey, ResMetrics
08:30 - 11:50
08  Well Performance and Re-Frac Waterway 5-8
Session Chairpersons Francisco Fragachan - Weatherford, Joram Hadden - Sierra Resources, LLC
Traditionally, to replace declining production in unconventional wells, operators would drill more wells. Current economics however, have enabled the industry to explore cost-effective ways to sustain and enhance production. Well performance and re-fracturing have become much discussed topics in unconventional reservoirs. This session presents an opportunity to review and brainstorm on these efforts to enhance fracture optimization, re-fracturing and optimize production.
Time Paper # Presentation
0830-0915 194364 Completions Empirical Links Between Sub-surface ‘Drivers’ and Engineering ‘Levers’ for Hydraulic Fracture Treatments and the Implications for Well Performance B. Stephenson, Shell Canada; T. Bai, P.T. Huckabee, J. Tolle, R. Li, SEPCO; J. Macdonald, L. Acosta, Shell Canada
0915-0940 194355 Completions The Limits of Fluid Flow in Propped Fractures- the Disparity between Effective Flowing and Created Fracture Lengths R.D. Barree, Barree & Assocs. LLC; R.J. Duenckel, B.T. Hlidek, Stim-Lab
0940-1005 194346 Completions Three-dimensional Effects of Reservoir Depletion on Hydraulic Fracture Propagation J. Huang, P. Fu, Y. Hao, J.P. Morris, R. Settgast, F. Ryerson, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
1035-1100 194372 Completions Refracturing Technology Restores Profitability of Older Unconventional Wells in Southeast New Mexico A.S. Athavale, A.O. Onafowokan, C. Kasdano, S. Lakshminarayanan, L.J. Sousa, Occidental Petroleum
1100-1125 194338 Completions Validating Refrac Effectiveness with Carbon Rod Conveyed Distributed Fiber Optics in the Barnett Shale for Devon Energy A.A. Attia, Ziebel; J.W. Brady, Devon Energy Production Co. LP; M. Lawrence, P. Robert, Ziebel
1125-1150 194341 Completions Preventing Heel Dominated Fractures in Horizontal Well Refracturing

S.S. Yi, R. Manchanda, M.M. Sharma, The University of Texas At Austin; N.P. Roussel, ConocoPhillips
Alternate 194381 Reservoir Description & Dynamics A Big Data Study: Correlations between EUR and Petrophysics/Engineering/Production Parameters in Shale Formations by Data Regression and Interpolation Analysis Y. Liang, The University of Texas at Austin; L. Liao, Sinopec Research Institute of Petroleum Engineering; Y. Guo, University of Houston
Alternate 194368 Reservoir Description & Dynamics Simplification and Simulation of Fracture Network Using Fast Marching Method and Spectral Clustering For Embedded Discrete Fracture Model
X. Xue, Texas A&M University; A. Rey, P. Muron, G. Dufour, X. Wen, Chevron Corporation
10:05 - 10:35

Friday, February 08

08:00 - 17:00
2-Day Training Courses (Click to See Courses Offered)
Ticketed Event 2-day Session

Water Treating for Shale Operations

Instructor(s):
John M. Walsh and Kris Bansal

This course provides both an overview of water management in conventional and unconventional operations and an in-depth look at critical issues related to sourcing (acquiring), reusing, recycling, and disposing of water in shale operations with emphasis on the Permian basin. The course starts with a background of shale operations and the different plays around North America. Options being used for transport, storage, reuse, and disposal are described and explained in terms of climate, type of shale, type of fracturing fluids being used, and the regulatory framework.

The unique features of hydraulic fracturing fluids and shale produced water are given and compared to those of conventional oil and gas fluids. Water chemistry is discussed which forms the basis for reuse/recycle or disposal. The use of biocides, flocculating agents, and scale inhibitors are discussed for water treatment. Fundamental aspects are emphasized in order to give the attendees a firm basis for project planning, design, implementation and trouble-shooting. Throughout the course, field experiences, practical issues, and field performance of equipment is presented.

Topics:

  • Produced water management overview in conventional and shale operations - differences and similarities.
  • Unconventional oil and gas – Background
  • Chemistry and fluid characterization for unconventional oil and gas.
  • Chemical treatment with emphasis on biocides, flocculating agents, and scale inhibitors.
  • Produced water treatment technologies
  • Why certain technologies work well and others do not 
  • Which technologies are suitable for which kind of fluid
  • Costs to use various technologies at well sites, well pads and clusters, and in centralized facilities
  • Lessons learned and best practices are presented for essentially all phases of the water management life cycle

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Cost:

SPE Member
USD 1400

Nonmember
USD 1800


Hydraulic Fracturing-Design and Treatment

Instructor(s):
Carl T. Montgomery 

This course covers the fundamental principles concerning how hydraulic fracturing treatments can be used to stimulate oil and gas wells. It includes discussions on how to select wells for stimulation, what controls fracture propagation, fracture width, etc., how to develop data sets, and how to calculate fracture dimensions. The course also covers information concerning fracturing fluids, propping agents, and how to design and pump successful fracturing treatments.

Topics:

  • Rock mechanics/in-situ stress aspects of fracturing

  • Reservoir aspects of fracturing (How much fracture do I need?)

  • Fracture mechanics

  • Fracture design variables

  • Perforating for fracturing

  • Fracture diagnostics

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Cost:

SPE Member
USD 1400

Nonmember
USD 1800


Shale Selection, Completions, Fracturing and Production

Instructor(s):
George E. King

This course acquaints participants with the basics of oil and gas shale evaluation and current shale selection, well completion, fracturing, and production technologies for shale reservoirs. The interactive format includes field data, current approaches and use of technologies suited for shale developments. Technologies include logging, frac interval selection, multistage fracturing in horizontal wells, and a summary of field data from many shale plays.

Topics:

  • Candidate selection criteria to identify shale “sweet spots”

  • Complex fractures and role of geomechanics

  • Well orientation, optimum length, and perf cluster design

  • Optimizing well completions and stimulations

  • Fracturing risk estimation: strengths and areas to improve

  • Water sources, treatment, reuse and disposal

  • Predicting production, estimating decline and well start-up suggestions

  • Surface equipment and production operations

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Cost:

SPE Member
USD 1400

Nonmember
USD 1800