SPE Workshop: Well Completions for Unconventional Resource Development Optimization and Parent Child Interaction 9 - 11 Apr 2019 Pasea Hotel & Spa Huntington Beach, California, USA


Tuesday, April 09

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:10
08:10 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00
Session 1: Sub-Surface Drivers and Interdependence with Resource Development Optimization (RDO) and Parent-Child Interaction Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Jennifer Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines; Tom Blasingame, Texas A&M University

This session will discuss the impacts of well-to-well interference from a reserves and resource development standpoint. Economical aspects and legal considerations regarding parent-child interactions will be addressed. The discussions will “set the stage” for the following engineering technical discussions in the remaining workshop sessions.   

Presenter 1: Brendan Elliott, Devon

Presentation: Fracture Driven Communication: Measurement, Modeling, Mitigation

Presenter 2: Tyler Krolczyk, DrillingInfo 

Presentation: Defining Parent-Child in "Shale 3.0" 

Presenter 3: Richard Krenek, Netherland, Sewell & Associates, Inc. 

Presentation: Parent-Child Relationships - Implications for the Reserves Evaluator

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Stage Design Considerations Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Jed Wagner, Pioneer Natural Resources; Neha Bansal, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

This session discusses the growing design considerations needed to effectively stimulate unconventional rock.  We will discuss the workflows and information needed to execute an effective stimulation design in unconventional rock and set up the high level discussion around stimulation design.  How does workflows effectively pass multi-disciplinary information to the completion design team, and how do the teams balance effective design, with well economics.

Presenter 1: Dave Cannon, Diamondback Energy
Presentation: TBD
Presenter 2: Bob Barree, Barree and Associates
Presentation: Multi-Disciplinary Data for Pad Well Stimulation Designs
Presenter 3: Justin Kitchen, ARC Resources
Presentation: Application of Diagnostics to Enable Extended Stage Lengths in the Montney

12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: Stimulation Distribution Effectiveness - High Cluster Intensity PnP Completions, Single Point Entry, Diversion, ReFrac Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Paul Weddle, Liberty Resources; Kyle Haustveit, Devon

This session will review a variety methods aimed at improving the distribution of fluid and proppant along a lateral. We will discuss the recent movement toward higher perforation friction in many plug and perf operations; we will also review the use of pin-point stimulation. The session will review the diagnostics available to assess the performance of the different techniques.

Presenter 1: Kyle Haustveit, Devon
Presentation: Count vs Control Offsetting Depletion: Limited Entry Plug and Perf vs Pinpoint Completion
Presenter 2: Paul Weddle, Liberty Resources
Presentation: Proppant Transport and Operational Observations from the Williston Basin when using HVFR, XLE, HDP and 1SPC
Presenter 3: Lucas Bazan, Bazan Consulting
Presentation: Post Stimulation Diagnostic Evaluation at Low Rates of Perf Cluster Efficiency

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: Water Volume and Proppant Volume Intensities - Interdependencies Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Leen Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services; Lucas Bazan, Bazan Consulting

Water volumes and proppant loading have increased in recent years generally resulting in improved production.  However, excessive volumes have shown to be problematic with infill development and existing production.  This session will present results of well spacing and the resulting frac-to-well interaction, prevention methods, production responses and economic considerations.

Presenter 1: Mary Garza, Noble
Presentation: Job Design Trials Lead to Improved Infill Completions in the Eagle Ford Shale
Presenter 2: Leen Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services
Presentation: TBD
Presenter 3: Patrick Rutty, DrillingInfo
Presentation: Multivariate Analysis to Quantify Fluid and Proppant Impact on Production from Parent and Child Wells

17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, April 10

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 5: Integrated Diagnostics Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Paul Huckabee, Shell; Eric Holley, Halliburton

This Session will present applications of Integrated Diagnostics to evaluate stimulation distribution effectiveness and stimulation geometry domains in the wellbore/near-wellbore and far-field dimensions. The focus will be on diagnostic efforts that provided actionable results and recommendations for improvement.  Examples will be presented that demonstrate accelerated optimization of well completions and resource development and improve understanding of well-to-well or frac-to-frac behavior. Diagnostic methods presented will include: Fiber Optics Distributed Sensing, Pressure Monitoring, Chemical Fluid Tracers, MicroSeismic Monitoring, and Downhole Video Camera among others.

Presenter 1: Craig Wittenhagen, Ascent Resources
Presentation: Job Design and Evaluation of Parent – Child Well Interactions Using Fiber Optics, BHP, Production Logging and Downhole Camera Data
Presenter 2: Gustavo Ugueto, Shell
Presentation: Application of Distributed Sensing and Pressure Diagnostics to Characterize Near-Wellbore and Far-Field Stimulation Domains
Presenter 3: Ahmed Attia, Ziebel
Presentation: Intervention Based DFO Used to Evaluate Parent-Child Interaction Along the Well Bore

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 6: Fracture/Well Interactions During Stimulation and Production Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Buddy Woodroof, ProTechnics; Brendan Elliott, Devon

Fracture driven communication has been observed in many recent industry case studies, and historically diagnostics have largely been non-existent or not interpreted.  Fortunately, there are many scientific conclusions that can be drawn from stress shadowing, frac shadowing, fracture coalescence, frac and soak, hydraulic fracture closure during production, interactions between wells being fraced and wells being concurrently drilled, and fracture/fault interactions.  This session will investigate these dynamic reservoir interactions and attempt to gauge the positive and negative implications of each.        

Presenter 1: Craig Cipolla, HESS
Presentation: Frac Hits, Drainage Patterns, and Well Spacing in the Bakken:  A Tale of Two Models
Presenter 2:  Nico Roussel, ConocoPhillips
Presentation: Efficient Tactics to Decipher Offset Pressure Data and Inform Completion/Spacing Design
Presenter 3: Puneet Seth, University of Texas at Austin
Presentation: Using Field Offset Well Pressure Response to Improve Completion Design

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 7: Parent-Child Depletion Mitigation Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Brendan Elliott, Devon; Neha Bansal, Anadarko Petroleum Corp.

A known issue, exacerbated by depletion from a producing parent well, fracture asymmetry driven by pressure gradients in the reservoir cause drastic underperformance of infill child wells, and loss of productivity in parent wells.  This session will focus on industry efforts to mitigate this issue through the use of pressure maintenance (preloads, pushbacks, recharges), parent well refracs, child well completion design changes, and overall development optimization.  No industry consensus of best practices or preferred methods have been observed, and play characteristics only further complicate the problem. This session will focus on new and novel methods for mitigating Parent-Child Depletion.

Presenter 1: Lionel Ribeiro, Equinor
Presentation: Re-frac, Re-pressurization, or Well Shut-in? A Bakken Field Case to Improve Parent-Child Well Performance
Presenter 2: Scott Baker, Devon
Presentation: Parent Well ReFracs: Maximizing Unit Recovery in the Eagle Ford
Presenter 3: Junjing Zhang, ConocoPhillips
Presentation: Design and Analysis of Parent Well Protection Methods in Depleted Shale Reservoirs      

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 8: Appalachia Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Lucas Bazan, Bazan Consulting; Karen Olson, Southwestern Energy Company

This session will highlight the latest in technologies and diagnostics in the Appalachian Basin.  It will include several case histories and updates from operators, service providers, and academia.

Presenter 1: Joe Frantz, Range Resources
Presentation: Advancements in Appalachia
Presenter 2: Austin Blake, CNX
Presentation: Plugless Completions Techniques and Evaluation in the Appalachian Basin
Presenter 3: Ron Hyden, Southwestern Energy Company
Presentation: Completion Evolution using Data Analytics

16:30 - 18:00

Thursday, April 11

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 9: Canada Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Robert Hawkes, Trican; Mike, Dembicki, Seven Generations Energy

Frac optimization and parent/child interactions do not stop at the border. Canada’s unconventional Montney and Duvernay plays are in different places along the development curve, with areas of these plays being in delineation and some being in harvest. In this session, we will explore how the Canadian plays are dealing with changing completions techniques to optimize full field development.

Presenter 1: Rob Zinselmeyer, ARC Resources
Presentation: A Large Volume Parent Well Preload Experiment in the Montney
Presenter 2: Tyler Schlosser, McDaniels and Associates
Presentation: All in the Family: Midlife Crisis and the Advent of Designer Babies
Presenter 3: Jeff MacDonald, Shell
Presentation: Fox Creek Duvernay Well Spacing and Completions Journey – A Bumpy Ride

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 10: Mid-Continent and Eagleford Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Bruce Darlington, Newfield; Kyle Haustveit, Devon

The Mid-Continent and Eagle Ford are home to some of the nation's most prolific wells. Many of these prolific wells are the first wells in an area which results in severe depletion to combat during infill drilling. This session will review diagnostic pilots that improve the understanding of depletion impacts as well as mitigation techniques to combat the challenge.

Presenter 1: Kaydee Cunningham, Devon
Presentation: Data Driven Decisions: Quantifying Risk of Parent-Child Interactions in the Eagle Ford and STACK
Presenter 2:  Oscar S. Mora, ConocoPhilips
Presentation: Integrated Analysis for Eagle Ford Infill Pilot
Presenter 3: Jared Brady, Devon
Presentation: Validating Refrac Effectiveness with Carbon Rod Conveyed Distributed Fiber Optics in the Barnett Shale

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 11: Rocky Mountain Region Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Paul Weddle, Liberty Resources; Michael Lattibeaudiere, Marathon Oil

This session includes data-rich case studies by operators in the Williston and DJ Basin.  The use of various mechanisms for fluid and proppant diversion to effectively stimulate wells.  This section will focus on pressure diversion as well as mechanical diversion with intent to stimulate entire wellbore. Also the recent advances in refrac evolution to access additional reserves.                                   

Presenter 1: Jennifer Charbonneau, Oasis
Presentation: Well Performance and Capital Efficiency Optimization Using Multiple Diverters in the Bakken and Three Forks
Presenter 2: Kevin Tanner, Anadarko
Presentation: Completions Optimization Using Hybrid Methods : Right Sizing Stages and Spacing in the Presence of Well Interference in the DJ Basin
Presenter 3: Bharath Rajappa, ConocoPhillips
Presentation: Bakken Integrated Planning & Risk Mitigation: An Operator’s Perspective     

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 12: Permian Sapphire 2&3
Session Chairpersons Jed Wagner, Pioneer Natural Resources; Richard Sullivan, Anadarko

This session we will discuss field case studies around the challenges of understanding and modeling SRV in the Permian Basin.  We will walk through various stages of gathering, experimenting, and refining our understanding of the unconventional stimulation via field data capture and modeling applications.

Presenter 1: Jay Brenner, WPX
Presentation: Permian Basin Completion Progression
Presenter 2: Tom Cook, Noble
Presentation: Proppant Loading and Stage Spacing for both Unconfined and Confined Development
Presenter 3: Vikram Sen, Anadrako
Presentation: Completions Optimization Using Hybrid Workflows – Unleashing Data Analytics on Dynamic SRV Simulations