C&P: "Optimizing Hydraulic Fracture Performance in the Eagle Ford Oil Window - More Proppant is Better"

Speaker Wadhah Al-Taliji
Wadhah Al-Tailji is a Basin Technical Manager at StrataGen, focusing on the Eagle Ford Shale, where he assists clients with fracture stimulation design, evaluation, optimization, and field supervision.  He has been involved with Eagle Ford stimulation optimization for over 3 years, and has authored two SPE papers highlighting some of ...

Wadhah Al-Tailji is a Basin Technical Manager at StrataGen, focusing on the Eagle Ford Shale, where he assists clients with fracture stimulation design, evaluation, optimization, and field supervision.  He has been involved with Eagle Ford stimulation optimization for over 3 years, and has authored two SPE papers highlighting some of his successes.  He joined StrataGen in 2010 as a field consultant, supervising hydraulic fracturing treatment in various plays, such as the Haynesville Shale, Permian Basin, Uinta Basin, Williston Basin, and Eagle Ford Shale.


Prior to joining StrataGen, Wadhah worked for BJ Services Company for over 4 years in East Texas and was involved in fracturing, acidizing, and cementing services.  He holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Petroleum Engineering from New Mexico Tech.

Full Description

This presentation will provide a case study on how one operator with acreage in the Frio County oil window of the Eagle Ford was able to significantly improve production results by testing different drilling targets, completion types (sliding sleeves and plug-and-perf), and fracture treatment designs.  Early results were mixed, with initial plug-and-perf completions underperforming earlier sliding sleeve wells.  It was determined through data analysis and production normalization techniques that the plug-and-perf treatments were under-stimulated with inadequate proppant being placed in individual fractures.

Once proppant amount per cluster was identified as a high-impact parameter, subsequent stimulations were performed with larger proppant volumes.  These later wells experienced significant improvements in production performance, with each step-wise increase in stimulation design consistently resulting in better production performance.  Scatter plots, cumulative production charts, and fracture modeling runs comparing different design scenarios will be presented to show how these factors were discovered.

Organizer Jonathan Godwin

Contact Information


Email: jgodwin@carboceramics.com


Phone: (281)921-6526


 

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Wed, Feb. 18, 2015
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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