SPE Liquids-Rich Basins Conference - North America 11 - 12 Sep 2019 Odessa Marriott Hotel & Convention Center Odessa, Texas, USA

Call for Papers

You are invited to share your operational experience and lessons learned by submitting a paper proposal for consideration. Submission deadline is 2 April 2019.


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Geophysical, Geomechanical, and Petrophysical Applications to LRB

  • Rock physics, petrophysics, and borehole geophysics
  • Use of geomechanics for stacking staggering and landing
  • Thermal maturity, organic porosity, and saturation - log to core challenges
  • Recent advances in 3-D seismic analysis and integration with other technologies
  • Geochemistry an its application in characterization


Liquids and Gas-Rich Basins: Practice and Activity

  • Play-specific challenges and solutions
  • Infill declines - parent vs child wells
  • Extreme design - find the end members (job size and cluster spacing)
  • Case histories


Production Operations

  • ESP/gas-lift and rob pump application in unconventionals - impact on long-term well performance/EUR
  • Facilities/construction configurations in unconventionals
  • Water quality and impact on well performance
  • Water management in LRB


Reservoir Engineering in Low Permeability Plays

  • 3D modeling of ultra-low permeability plays
  • Core to log to history match - challenges
  • Integrated multi-domain well performance understanding
  • Multi-well interactions and understandings
  • Recovery/EUR
  • Lateral and stage spacing


Stimulation Design and Evaluation

  • Optimizing the stimulation of low-permeability reservoirs
  • Integrating geomechanics with reservoir engineering in stimulation design
  • Proppant transport and the importance of mesh size/proppant type
  • Multi-well activities/mega-pad and geomechanical impacts on fracture geometry


Strategic Decision Making

  • Impact of a reduced margin environment
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Multivariate analysis
  • Emerging prospects and testing the limits of the basin


Technology Application

  • Case studies on the application of diversion to understand long term well performance
  • Tracer technology to understand long-term and short-term communication
  • Understand and quantifying cluster performance through diagnostics
  • Lateral solutions for landing, targeting, and characterizing
  • Understand vertical connectivity/reservoir connectivity changes over time
  • Near-wellbore distributed acoustic sensing (DAS) and distributed temperature sensing (DTS)


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