Tuesday, April 11
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. Expected activity levels, transition of frac spreads, changes to data application and activities, and the value of real time applications are examples of topics that can be covered in this session.
This session will focus on the application and use of diagnostic results. The core focus will demonstrate how diagnostic technology is being applied today for individual well completions, reservoir and pad level learnings, as well as how those learnings are utilized to make better decisions for future development. In addition new diagnotics technologies and their different applications will be showcased via case studies.
This Regional Session includes data-rich case studies by operators in the Williston, DJ, Powder River and Mid-Continent basins. This session will focus on case studies supported with data and diagnostics collected to justify current completions best practices by operators often in the presence of severe depletion.
This facilitated discussion 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 of the audience on industry topics of interest. During this session, the results of the poll will be revealed, compared with documented data and discussed among the attendees. This open format allows for either broader discussion outside the scope of presentations or more in-depth review of technical concepts.
Wednesday, April 12
This Regional Session will explore how Canadian operators have continued to evolve development and completion design while managing parent-child interactions as Canada’s unconventional plays mature.
In unconventional reservoirs industry has developed and implemented various frac protection methods to mitigate the negative impact of parent-child well interaction. This session will highlight the learnings and results of these methods, and the decision process for selection of economic and effective method.
As the volume of downhole diagnostic data from numerous technologies has increased substantially in recent years, operators in unconventional plays have tried to leverage learnings in order to optimize completion strategies and develop these resources in the most effective and economically efficient manner possible. This session focuses on ever-evolving completion trends such as limited entry design, enhanced perforating techniques, improvements in plug technology, applications of diverter, simultaneous fracturing operations, and other relevant technologies.
This Regional Session will review diagnostic pilots that improve the understanding of depletion impacts on Eagle Ford and Austin Chalk development and support successful completion methods. Topics will focus on evolving development techniques for the asset, including refracturing and EOR opportunities.
Thursday, April 13
This second facilitated discussion will again provide an opportunity for attendees to engage with their colleagues, program speakers and committee members on the high interest topics that have developed over the previous two days of the workshop. As before, the format will include interactive polling of the audience but on a narrower scope focused on the near real-time topics of interest. This open format allows for broader discussion of the technical concepts discussed during the workshop.
This Regional Session will demonstrate the benefit of various diagnostic technologies and their appliciation to manage parent-child interactions in Appalachia and Haynesville. Presentations will cover case-histories, data interpretations, technology integration, lessons learned and best practices for operation and field development challenges.
The Delaware Basin continues to be one of the most active onshore US basins with prolific unconventional production. The multitude of stacked pay makes the development planning and long term acerage optimization a key issue for most operators. This Regional Session will review the latest insights into the complexity of the Delaware Basin, including completion design, well spacing, diagnostics, and will give insights to the most recent thinking in the space of optimization and value driven development decisions.
This Regional Session will discuss operators’ best practices and strategy for multiple zone development in the Midland Basin. Presentations will include evolution of the development strategy such as formation stacking/spacing, pressure management to leverage full value from the multiple zones and operational challenges. Data interpretations, technology integration, and best practices for field development will be discussed.