Monday, November 01

17:00 - 18:30

Tuesday, November 02

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 08:10
08:10 - 08:30
08:30 - 10:00
Session 1: Downhole Innovation Apache
Session Chairpersons Eric Marshall, GeoDynamics; Craig Cipolla, Hess
Speaker(s) Jackson Haffener, Devon; Scott Taylor, Reservoir Imaging Solutions; Dan Moos, Seismos

Changes to the products and processes we employ is at front of mind right now while we're adjusting to the new normal of commodity prices. New technologies, along with new methods to use existing technologies, will not only help us better understand the reservoir, but help us be more deliberate and targeted with our frac designs giving us confidence that every allocated to our completions is money well spent.

Presenter 1: Jackson Haffener, Devon

Presentation 1: Understanding Fracture Re-dilation and its Impact on Hydraulic Fracture Growth at HFTS2

Presenter 2: Scott Taylor, Reservoir Imaging Solutions

Presentation 2: Validation & Data Driven Observations of Conductive Fracture Imaging - a Novel Diagnostic Tool to Image Hydraulic and Conductive Fractures

Presenter 3: Dan Moos, Seismos

Presentation 3: Exploiting Real-time Measurements of Nearfield Conductivity to Optimize Completion Design and Improve Production

10:00 - 10:30
10:30 - 12:00
Session 2: Perforation Design Apache
Session Chairpersons Dante Guerra, NSI Technologies; May Van Domelen, Well Data Labs
Speaker(s) Paul Huckabee, Shell; Ahmed Attia, Ziebel; Charles Bourgeois, DarkVision

In today’s price environment, minimizing completion costs without sacrificing well performance is of paramount importance. One of the most impactive design changes is to be able to increase stage spacing without sacrificing well performance. Perforation design is critical to ensuring high cluster efficiency and as many effective fracture initiation points as possible. Parameters to be considered are the charge type, orientation, number of shots, hole size and cluster spacing as there are associated costs to be balanced with stage spacing. Speakers in this session will provide data and case histories that can be used to optimize perforation programs in various plays.

Presenter 1: Paul Huckabee, Shell

Presentation 1: Considerations for Multi-Cluster Stage Designs for Effective Stimulation Distribution: Stage Length, Perf Cluster & Limited Entry Intensities

Presenter 2: Ahmed Attia, Ziebel

Presentation 2: Understanding the Importance of Hole Size and Placement Using Intervention Based Distributed Fiber Optics

Presenter 3: Charles Bourgeois, DarkVision

Presentation 3: High Resolution Acoustic Imaging of Oriented Perforating to Evaluate Limited Entry and Extreme Limited Entry

12:00 - 13:30
13:30 - 15:00
Session 3: NWB Geomechanics Apache
Session Chairpersons Kyle Trainor, CalNRG; Eric Marshall, GeoDynamics
Speaker(s) Joel Maxxa, FractureID; Andy Bunger, University of Pittsburgh; Kan Wu, Texas A&M University

Near-wellbore geomechanical processes can control hydraulic fracture initiation, propagation, tortuosity and coalescence. Drilling, perforating, casing, and cementing all perturb near-wellbore stresses as the formation respond to all phases of wellbore construction. These perturbations impact horsepower requirements (i.e. to breakdown the formation and to initiate/propagate conductive near wellbore fractures) and on the resulting near-wellbore fracture characteristics. In this session, speakers will focus on geomechanical investigations of near-wellbore processes within the framework of field studies (data, analysis, operations and/or numerical models) in order to optimize completion design and maximize conductivity.

Presenter 1: Joel Maxxa, FractureID

Presentation 1: It’s Complex. An Attempt to Use Geomechanics-informed Machine Learning Models to Mitigate Casing Def

Presenter 2: Andy Bunger, University of Pittsburgh 

Presentation 2: Time-Dependent Hydraulic Fracture Initiation Connecting Near Wellbore Variability to Stimulated Proportion of Clusters

Presenter 3: Kan Wu, Texas A&M University

Presentation 3: Fracture Hits and Hydraulic Fracture Geometry Characterization based on Low-Frequency DAS Measurements

15:00 - 15:30
15:30 - 17:00
Session 4: Perforation Execution Apache
Session Chairpersons Kyle Trainor, CalNRG; Mukul Sharma, UT Austin
Speaker(s) Somnath Mondal, Shell; Fraser Louden, EV; Ohm Lorwongngam, Hess

Two critical parts of well completion are the success of cement isolation and providing stable access to the formation. Cementing must stand up to cyclic fracturing stresses, as well as protect and support casing integrity, isolate fracs along the lateral and provide environmental protection. Interest in perforating methods, conveyance and monitoring has risen sharply in importance as extreme diversion methods have moved into center stage during perforating and methods of erosion control have become necessary.

Presenter1: Somnath Mondal, Shell

Presentation 1: Applications of Diagnostics to Measure the Magnitude of Near Wellbore Pressure Drop and Isolation Integrity

Presenter 2: Fraser Louden, EV

Presentation 2: Optical Observations During FRAC Including Plug Bypass, Subsequent Casing Damage and a Question on Diverter Type Selection and the Associated Stimulation Concentration Observations

Presenter 3: Ohm Lorwongngam, Hess

Presentation 3: Design for High Near Wellbore Perf Efficiency and Evolution of Frac Plugs

17:00 - 18:30

Wednesday, November 03

07:00 - 08:00
08:00 - 09:30
Session 5: Diagnostics Apache
Session Chairpersons Kourtney Brinkley, Devon; Dick Leonard, ProTechnics; Neal Hageman, IPT
Speaker(s) Craig Wittenhagen, Ascent Resources; Rob Bohn, Silixa; Taylor Carrell, Chesapeake

Selecting the correct diagnostic tool(s) begins with defining the question at hand. This session will review the application of diagnostic tools, the answers they provide, and the changes made to completion designs as a result.  

Presenter 1: Craig Wittenhagen, Ascent Resources 

Presentation 1: Friction, Fractures, or Formation – Why it Matters

Presenter 2: Rob Bohn, Silixa 

Presentation 2: Diagnosing the Near Wellbore Region Using Fiber Optic Sensing

Presenter 3: Taylor Carrell, Chesapeake

Presentation 3: Case Studies on Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring and Retrievable Fiber in the Marcellus Shale

09:30 - 10:00
10:00 - 11:30
Session 6: Subsurface Integration Apache
Session Chairpersons Dante Guerra, NSI Technologies; Mojtaba Shahri, Apache; Craig Cipolla; Hess
Speaker(s) Mukul Sharma, University of Texas at Austin; Mason Mackay, Birchcliff; Mike McKimmy, Hess

Near-wellbore data collection informs our understanding of fracture propagation, both in the near-wellbore and far-field. In this session, we investigate how models of hydraulic fracture initiation and propagation can be calibrated using different near-wellbore data sources, and applied through an integrated approach to solve practical problems.

Presenter 1: Mukul Sharma, University of Texas at Austin 

Presentation 1: How the Wellbore and Near Wellbore Region Impact Fracture Growth: What We Can Infer from Models and Diagnostic Data

Presenter 2: Mason Mackay, Birchcliff 

Presentation 2: Applications of Linking Near Wellbore Diagnostics with Completion Signatures in the Montney Formation

Presenter 3: Mike McKimmy, Hess

Presentation 3: Insights into Near Wellbore Tortuosity, Pressure Drop Along Fractures and Fracture Growth from DH Gauge Analysis

11:30 - 13:00
13:00 - 14:30
Session 7: Parent/Child Interactions Apache
Session Chairpersons Dick Leonard, ProTechnics; Mukul Sharma, UT Austin; Mojtaba Shahri, Apache
Speaker(s) Chad Senters, ProTechnics; Brendan Elliott, Devon; Ibrahim Abou-Sayed, Seismos

Parent-child interactions provide both challenges and opportunities. This session will highlight methods to interpret fracture induced interactions in parent wells and discuss methods and field experiences for reducing the impact of reservoir depletion on child well performance.

Presenter 1: Chad Senters, ProTechnics

Presentation 1: Communication After the Frac – Magnitude and Duration of Well Interactions

Presenter 2: Brendan Elliott, Devon

Presentation 2: TBD

Presenter 3: Ibrahim Abou-Sayed, Seismos

Presentation 3: Differentiating Fracture Bypass from Fracture Intersection using Offset Acoustics - A New Approach to Interpret Parent/Child Interaction

14:30 - 15:00
15:00 - 16:30
Session 8: Live Podcast Apache
Session Chairpersons Eric Marshall, GeoDynamics; Dante Guerra, NSI Technologies
Speaker(s) David Wesson, Entrepreneur/Board Member/Advisor; Josh Churlik, Well Data Labs; Karen Olson, SPE Completions Technical Director; Leen Weijers, Liberty Oilfield Services

This session will be a live webcast discussion hosted by NSI Technologies and feature some of the most recognizable names in our industry discussing their learnings from the workshop topics and their individual opinions on the importance of technology, science and constant innovation.

16:30 - 17:00