Well Spacing and Completions Optimization Eagle Ford

The Well Spacing and Completions Optimization Eagle Ford, organized by the American Business Conferences will take place from 15th July to the 16th July 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Houston Galleria Area in Houston, USA. The conference will cover areas like development of optimal completions as well as determining the all-important point at which incremental production justifies incremental well spacing and completions cost.

Schedule & Agenda

Tue, 15 Jul08:30 AM - 08:40 AMChair’s Opening RemarksChaired by: Cody Lee, Founder, Westward EnergyKEYNOTE: EAGLE FORD ZONES 1 - 3
Tue, 15 Jul08:40 AM - 10:10 AMShowing How Different Well Design, Stage Design And Cluster Density Have Impacted Performance In The Upper, Upper Middle And Middle Eagle FordEvaluating a producer’s recent production performance results relative to well spending to determine the economic performance of the well•Understanding how producers are deciding on well spacing and how these decisions have impacted overall production performance relative to costs•Assessing which reservoir characteristics are being used to determine the point of diminishing returns in stage spacing•Explaining how optimum cluster spacing footage improved the stimulation of rock volume in each zoneEagle Ford: Cody Lee, Founder, Westward EnergyEastern Eagle Ford: Phil Martin, CEO, New Century ExplorationWoodbine Eagle Ford: John Carr, President, Carr ResourcesWoodbine Eagle Ford: Rich Adams, Geologist, Carr Resources
Tue, 15 Jul10:50 AM - 11:20 AMExploring How Reservoir Simulation Is Being Used To Model The Performance Of Liquid Rich Shale Systems And Optimize Production And Development Of The Eagle FordAnalyzing geomodeling, gridding, PVT, flow models, hydraulic fracture modeling, microseismic and SRV estimation to accurately optimize wells and completions spacing•Proposing a reservoir simulation workflow to address optimum grid design, proper capture of SRV and natural fractures corridors and adequate modeling of PVT properties•Presenting field examples from the Eagle Ford and another emerging shale play to support the proposed workflowCarlos Miranda, Advanced Sr. Reservoir Engineer, Marathon Oil Corporation
Tue, 15 Jul11:20 AM - 11:30 AMQuestion & Answer SessionWELL SPACING STRATEGY
Tue, 15 Jul11:30 AM - 12:00 PMHearing Which Reservoir Characteristics And IP Readings Are Being Used To Determine Well Spacing And Increase Production Relative To Costs In The Eagle Ford80 vs. 100 acre spacing: Concluding optimal number of wells per acre to optimize recovery without incurring unnecessary cost•Learning how well spacing decisions can be effectively transferred between gas, oil and condensate window to drive down the costs for multiple projects Monitoring IPs for every incremental well to determine correlation between footage between wells and production performance•Examining how variations in reservoir thickness are being utilized to reconfigure and optimize well spacing decisionsAbhijeet Inamdar, Sr. Reservoir Engineer, StatoilLisset Sousa, Principal Reservoir Engineer, Statoil
Tue, 15 Jul12:00 PM - 12:10 PMQuestion & Answer SessionWELL INTERFERENCE
Tue, 15 Jul12:10 PM - 12:40 PMScrutinizing Which Well Design Parameters Are Being Used To Effectively Minimize Well InterferenceDetermining the narrowest footage between wells that can be allowed to optimize drainage while mitigating interference•Assessing results from field tests to determine the extent to which interference is resulting in production and reserve lossNabila Lazreg, Sr. Stimulation Consultant, BNK Petroleum
Tue, 15 Jul12:40 PM - 12:50 PMQuestion & Answer Session
Tue, 15 Jul12:50 PM - 01:50 PMLunch In Exhibition Showcase Area
Tue, 15 Jul01:50 PM - 02:20 PMExamining A Representative Sample Set Of Whole Core Data In Conjunction Open Hole Log Data To Successfully Delineate The Eagle Ford Shale TrendAnalyzing core data in regards to petrophysical, mineralogical and geomechanical attributes to allow for a thorough understanding of the quality and aerial extent of the reservoir•Extrapolating whole core and open hole logs data as they relate to existing subsurface data set to acquire a robust analysis of the commercial areas of the trend•Concluding assumptions regarding optimum completion techniques and well spacing to establish baselines for the initial development phase of the Eagle Ford•Certifying if geometric vs. geologic based completions can be used to identify the point of diminishing returns in stage designRichard Stoneburner, Director, Newfield Exploration/Yuma Exploration/ Cub Energy
Tue, 15 Jul02:20 PM - 02:30 PMQuestion & AnswerCLUSTER & FRAC SPACING OPTIMIZATION - CASE STUDY
Tue, 15 Jul02:30 PM - 03:00 PMComparing Production Results To Assess How An Eagle Ford Well Has Responded To Variations In Frac Spacing And Clusters Per Stage And Determine The Most Cost Effective DesignUnderstanding best practices for determining accurate cluster spacing for different stage length variations in different Eagle Ford reservoirs•Evaluating production changes relative to spacing variability to establish incremental recovery vs incremental cost•Understanding how microsesmic is being used to determine optimum cluster footage necessary to augment stimulation of rock volume•Assessing how to effectively place plug to plug spacing to maximize hydrocarbon recovery•Analyzing production data showing the optimal number of perforations per stage to inform decisions on perf strategy•More cluster/less spacing vs less cluster/greater spacing: Relating production results to cost of completions to economically divide clusters•Fewer clusters/more stages vs more clusters/fewer stages: Evaluating the extent to which cement quality impacts the feasibility of adding additional clustersMichael Ruegamer, Completions Consulant, 1776 Energy Operator
Tue, 15 Jul03:00 PM - 03:10 PMQuestion & Answer Session
Tue, 15 Jul03:10 PM - 03:40 PMAfternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area
Tue, 15 Jul03:40 PM - 04:10 PMHearing How Chemical Tracers Are Being Used Evaluate Simulated Rock Volume And Monitor Well Performance: Case StudyDetermining the effectiveness of chemical tracers as a feasible alternative to microseismic to accurately monitor performance of the well•Examining how using chemical tracer data to design stimulations can optimize fracture efficiency, production volumes and well productivity•Calculating the speed at which chemical tracers are flowing back to the wellhead and assess impact on productivityBrian Alfaro, President & CEO, Primera Energy
Tue, 15 Jul04:10 PM - 04:20 PMQuestion & Answer SessionFRAC SIZE
Tue, 15 Jul04:20 PM - 04:50 PMLinking Frac Size With Production Results To Reach Maximum Stimulated Reservoir Volume At The Lowest CostAssessing production results from wells using smaller fracs vs. bigger fracs to identify achievable stimulated rock volume relative to cost•Evaluating if significant production returns are achieved from fractures that are farther away from the heel of the well to plan optimum number of fracs
Tue, 15 Jul04:50 PM - 05:00 PMQuestion & Answer Session
Tue, 15 Jul05:00 PM - 06:00 PMChair’s Closing RemarksNetworking Drinks Reception In Exhibition Showcase Area
Wed, 16 Jul09:00 AM - 09:00 AMChair’s Opening RemarksChaired by: Cody Lee, Founder, Westward EnergyMORNING BRIEFING: EAGLE FORD UPSTREAM PLANNING
Wed, 16 Jul09:10 AM - 09:40 AMExamining How The “Shift To Liquids” Trend Is Directing Upstream Planning And Operational ModelsComparing different operating models to understand which types are emerging in unconventional plays•Debating oil and gas strategic questions:•Understanding if free cash flow is the emerging trend in the Eagle Ford•Scrutinizing if the upstream group is doing all the ‘heavy lifting’’•Discussing the “shift to liquids” trend to direct upstream planning in the Eagle FordAlfred Holcomb, VP Strategic Planning, Lewis Energy
Wed, 16 Jul09:50 AM - 10:20 AMComparing And Contrasting How Different Frac Fluid, Proppant And Pump Rates Are Impacting Well Performance: Results From Empirical Studies Across The Life Cycle Of The Well In Each PlayComparing lithology of the rock in each play to understand the extent to which completions design requirements vary across a large acreage•Exploring practices in design testing being used with multiple reservoir parameters to identify significant completion changes between formation•Plug and perf vs. Slotted liners.•Optimum fluid and proppant volumes.•Optimum stage spacing•Slick water/hybrid gel/ Cross link gel•Hearing how each parameter influences final production performance in the respective playsHarold McGowen, President & CEO, Navidad Resources
Wed, 16 Jul10:20 AM - 10:30 AMQuestion & Answer Session
Wed, 16 Jul10:30 AM - 11:00 AMMorning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase AreaThe Completions Design Variables In The Following Sections Are Being Examined Two Fold:•a) How Producers Are Matching Rock Types With The Completions Variable When Designing Completions•b) Case Studies Showing How Variables Selected Actually Impacted Performance Post CompletionsMATCHING ROCK TYPES TO FLUID TYPES
Wed, 16 Jul11:00 AM - 11:30 AMMatching Rock Types To Fluid Types: Identifying Which Fluid Will Provide Maximum Stimulation In Different Reservoir TypesDeveloping a cost vs. production profile for slick water, cross-link and hybrid fluids to reduce expenses and maximize hydrocarbon recovery•Matching reservoir characteristics, fluid types and production performance from limestone and marlstone formations to identify optimal fluid type for each rock type•Analyzing results from fluid sensitivity studies taken with cores to establish the effect of pumping different fluid types on the performance of the well•Discussing fluid sensitivity for reservoir rock types with large ash deposits to investigate the impact of fluids on a non-homogenous reservoirAssessing the correlation between high temperature systems and fluid types to ensure optimal systems are selected•Examining results of rock exposure to distilled water and water with high KCI concentration to determine least damaging fluids for various rock types•Analyzing continuous streams of production results to assess the effectiveness of adding chemicals to fluid systems to keep proppants in placeMark Semmelbeck, Co-Founder, Battlecat Oil & GasMichael Ruegamer, Completions Consulant, 1776 Energy OperatorFLUID SYSTEMS > PRODUCTION PERFORMANCE
Wed, 16 Jul11:30 AM - 12:00 PMSlickwater Vs Hybrid Vs Cross-Link: Determining Which Fluid System Is Providing Maximum Stimulation And Highest Rate Of Recovery: Case StudyComparing results from wells in the same area, using different fluid types to determine which yielded highest recovery relative to costs•Optimal fluid volumes: How accurate fluid volumes for different reservoir types were distinguished to avoid unnecessary fluid injection costs•Exploring how produced-water pumping systems were used to eradicate fresh water costMichael Ruegamer, Completions Consulant, 1776 Energy Operator
Wed, 16 Jul12:00 PM - 12:10 PMQuestion & Answer Session
Wed, 16 Jul12:10 PM - 12:30 PMEnhancing On-Site Completions Fueling Programs: Highlighting New Technologies And Operational Best Practices To Increase Efficiencies And Reduce RiskAnalyzing how on-site frac fueling technology can be utilized to improve efficiency, enhance safety and reduce fueling costs•Highlighting best practices to reduce cost for traditional on-site standby frac fueling
Wed, 16 Jul12:30 PM - 12:35 PMQuestion & Answer Session
Wed, 16 Jul12:35 PM - 01:35 PMLunch In Exhibition Showcase Area
Wed, 16 Jul01:35 PM - 01:55 PMExamining The Impact Of Reservoir Depth On Proppant Strength And Size To Optimize SelectionDetermining the influence of reservoir depth on closure stresses and crushing on the proppant in unconventional wells•Understanding pressure differentials to determine correct proppant types for pressure variations in reservoirs•Developing a realistic cost-benefit assessment for sand and resin coated proppants to ascertain whether improvement in performance justify extra cost•Correlating reservoir fluids and proppant selection to determine optimum proppant strength and size for a dry gas reservoir vs black oil reservoir•Understanding proppant selection criteria for high GOR and low GOR reservoirs to achieve highest recovery in every sectionEllie Palma, President, First Solid Energy GroupOkon Jimmy Ekpenyong,Petroleum Engineer, Manager
Wed, 16 Jul01:55 PM - 02:20 PMUnderstanding How To Design An Optimum Frac Design For Optimizing Recovery Within High Clay ZonesAssessing the measures an operator has taken to modify fluid design in high clay zones to frac the full length of the lateral•Identifying correct proppant size required to prevent clay from closing open fractures Conducting fluid sensitivity studies to determine how to do the least damage to various rock typesEllie Palma, President, First Solid EnergyGroupOkon Jimmy Ekpenyong,Petroleum Engineer, Manager
Wed, 16 Jul02:20 PM - 02:30 PMQuestion & Answer Session
Wed, 16 Jul02:30 PM - 03:00 PMAfternoon Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase Area
Wed, 16 Jul03:00 PM - 03:00 PMHow Microseismic Data Is Being Into The Workflow To Facilitate Completion Optimization Decisions In Complex Fracture NetworksUtilizing microseismic to detect fracture patterns in different reservoirs within the same play to evaluate the extent to which variability exists from:•North to South•East to West•Comparing fracture patterns in the gas window vs the fluid window vs the condensate window to determine how the response of the rock varies•Hearing how microseismic is used to determine how far out of the wellbore the proppant reached and how much gross rock volume was stimulated•Assessing the variability in the optimal number of times microsiesmic needs to be run relative to fractures in pre-existing zones to inform operational decisions ‘quote from research•How valuable is microseismic?•Understanding options to overcome limitations of microseismic in determining the extent of the stimulated rock volume
Wed, 16 Jul03:30 PM - 04:10 PMUtlizing Frac Modelling To Assess The impact of Completion Design, Fracture Spacing, Fracture Sequencing and Well Spacing on Fracture Complexity in the Eagle FordUnderstand the factors influencing fracture trajectories and the implications of fracturing pressure data in horizontal completions•Evaluating the impact of completion variables such as proppant-mass and fracture spacing to optimize the generated fracture complexity•Presenting a case study showcasing the impact of time between fractures and fracture sequencing on observed fracture complexity•Detailing the impact of fracture spacing and well spacing on probability of fracture complexity for infill wells in horizontal well padsMukul Sharma, Professor and “Tex” Moncrief Chair
Wed, 16 Jul04:10 PM - 04:20 PMQuestion & Answer Session
Wed, 16 Jul04:20 PM - 04:30 PMChairu2019s Closing Remarks
Wed, 16 Jul04:30 PM - 04:30 PMEnd Of Conference
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