Tuesday, May 11
This session focuses on the "big picture" of how unconventional well completions have changed the landscape of global production and reserves. The cost per sales volume (barrel or MSCF) has been squeezed to the limit, passing on trillions of dollars in savings from these innovations. However; we now face a situation where the production per lateral foot is stagnating due to well interference (i.e., "parent-child" effects) and in diminishing returns from changes to stimulation designs — in short, we may have reached the economic limit of unconventional development, at least at our present technical capabilities. The purpose of this session is to present an assessment of current industry trends, as well as emerging technical innovations that are likely to improve both the technical and economic metrics for well performance in unconventional reservoirs.
This session will focus on the use and application of diagnostic results. The core focus will demonstrate how diagnostics and sensors are being applied today for individual well completions and pad level learnings, as well as how those learnings are applied to make better decisions for future development.
This session includes data-rich case studies by operators in the Williston, DJ, and Powder River Basins. This section will focus on case studies and the data and diagnostics collected to justify current completions best practices by operators.
Frac optimization and parent/child interactions do not stop at the border. Canada’s unconventional 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.
Wednesday, May 12
This session includes data-rich case studies by operators covering several aspects of "frac protects". Everything from pre-loads, active injection, pressure monitoring and real time job termination is up for discussion. Diagnostics, lessons learned, and recommendations will be presented for several basins.
Most recent industry literature and public presentations relating to fracture driven interactions relate to the active interactions during fracturing, however, there is equal, if not more value to be gained from proper interference design and testing the sustained long term communication between wells. There are various methods and procedures existing today, but what are the proper method for unconventional resource development to identify and quantify depletion, shared drainage, short and long term connectivity, and conductivity of the system? This session will review operator experiences and best practices when it comes to proper methods and ways to evaluate production interference that occurs after fracture driven interactions.
Many of the tier 1 well locations in the Eagle Ford and Mid-Con have been exploited via primary wells resulting 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 case studies aimed at mitigating the impact from primary well depletion.
This session will demonstrate the benefit of various diagnostic technology and parent-child issues through the review and discussion of field examples and data. Presentations will cover interpretations, lessons learned and best practices for operations level issues and technology integration.
Thursday, May 13
This Session will highlight data-driven practices and diagnostics from the Permian Delaware Basin. Topics will include evolutionary completions practices, integrated with well spacing and co-development considerations and trends.
This session is about development strategy in multiple zone development of the Midland Basin. This will include evalution of the development strategy as well as completion, stacking/spacing, and pressure management strategy to leverage full value from the multiple zone field.