Monday, August 23
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.
Presenter: Mary van Domelen, Well Data Labs, Inc
Presentation: Benchmarking Completion Trends Using Web Analytics
Presenter: Kyle Haustveit, Devon Energy
Presentation: Patents in the Patch
Presenter: Paul Huckabee, Shell
Presentation: Managing Threats & Risks for Effective Stimulation Distribution in Multi-Cluster Completions
Presenter: David Craig, OXY
Presentation: Changing Fracture and Reservoir Model Paradigms
Presenter: Buddy Woodroof, ProTechnics
Presentation: Pre-frac Diagnostics
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.
Presenter: Jessica Barhuag, Great Western
Presentation: Applying XLE to Lower Costs while Maintaining Production: A Fiber-Optic Case Study
Presenter: Gustavo Ugueto, Shell
Presentation: Characterization of Near-Well, Far-Field and Inflow Stimulation Domains from GTI HFTS2 Integrated Diagnostics
Presenter: Will Hunter, Ovintiv
Presentation: Frac Design Optimization: Data Enhanced by Diagnostics
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.
Presenter: Lucas Martin, Marathon Oil
Presentation: Utilizing Fiber Optics and Integrated Modeling to Assess Hydraulic Fracture Geometries and Parent/Child Effects
Presenter: Tom Lopez, OXY
Presentation: Parent-Child Interactions in the Powder River Basin
Presenter: Craig Cipolla, HESS
Presentation: Fracture Geometry, Fracture Conductivity, and Drainage Mapping in the Bakken
This facilitated session provides an opportunity for attendees to engage with their colleagues, program speakers and committee members on current topics, technical discussions, or industry challenges. The format includes interactive polling with follow up facilitated discussion. This open format allows for either broader discussion outside the scope of the presentation or more in-depth review of technical concepts.
Tuesday, August 24
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.
Presenter: David Craig, OXY
Presentation: Defining the Depletion Field Using Infill Horizontal Well Image Logs and Well Testing: HFTS I, HFTS II, & More
Presenter: Trevor Ingle, Devon
Presentation: Integrating SWPM and Interference Testing to Characterize Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Retained Conductive Geometries
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.
Presenter: Mark McClure, ResFrac
Presentation: Integrated Fracture and Reservoir Model Calibration: Frac Hits, Interference Tests, Conductivity Damage, and Mitigation
Presenter: Mark Murray, Sage Rider
Presentation: Analysis of Multi-Pressure Gauge Installs in Both Vertical and Horizontal Wells in Unconventional Reservoirs
Presenter: Chris Adams, Chesapeake
Presentation: Quantifying Inter-Bench Communication in South Texas Eagle Ford using Chow Pressure Group Methodology
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.
Presenter: Tyler Coats, Devon Energy
Presentation: Utilizing Late-Life Fiber to Optimize Treatment Size of Damaged Parent and Child Wells in the STACK
Presenter: Erich Kerr, SM Energy
Presentation: Multi-Pronged Diagnostics to Improve Austin Chalk Development Decisions
Presenter: Kyle Wilson, Ovintiv
Presentation: Frac Order Impact on Well Performance – A STACK Case Study
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.
Presenter: Josh Froelich, Southwestern Energy
Presentation: Value Optimization Using RTA and a Reservoir “System” Approach
Presenter: Kristin Grahmann, Alta Resources
Presentation: Continuous Diversion Methodology for Marcellus Refracture Treatment
Presenter: Craig Wittenhagen, Ascent Resources
Presentation: Fiber Optics “Return to” Reveals Impact of Frac Design on Parent-Child Interactions
Wednesday, August 25
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.
Presenter: Tarik Itibrout, Devon
Presentation: Can we effectively mitigate depletion effects on infills? Delaware Basin Examples
Presenter: Richard Cao, Shell
Presentation: Depletion & Interference Experience in the Permian Delaware Basin
Presenter: Matt Jones, OXY
Presentation: HFTS-2 Completions: Learnings, Observations, and Questions from Fiber Optic and Microseismic Data
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.
Presenter: Yogashri Pradhan, Endeavor
Presentation: Evaluating Primary-Infill Well Performance After Frac Mitigation Using Fracture-Type Diagnostics in the Midland Basin Wolfcamp Shale
Presenter: Andrew Tucker, Apache
Presentation: Measuring Frac Height: Vertical Intervention Fiber DAS Analysis
Presenter: Bob Barba, Integrated Energy Services
Presentation: Top Ten Reasons to Refrac the Wolfcamp in the Southern Midland Basin