C&P Study Group: Bridging the Gap between Drilling and Completions: Challenges and Solutions in Horizontal Wells

Speaker Mary Van Domelen
Mary Van Domelen is an engineering advisor at Continental Resources. She has 30 years of experience in research and practical application of well completions. Before joining the company, she worked for Maersk Oil and Chesapeake Energy in horizontal drilling and completion operations. She has coauthored more than 30 papers and ...

Mary Van Domelen is an engineering advisor at Continental Resources. She has 30


years of experience in research and practical application of well completions. Before


joining the company, she worked for Maersk Oil and Chesapeake Energy in horizontal


drilling and completion operations. She has coauthored more than 30 papers and


holds several patents. Mary earned a BS in Chemical Engineering from the University of


Oklahoma. She has participated in organizing committees for SPE conferences.

Full Description

 

Economic development of low-permeability, unconventional reservoirs has necessitated the development of advanced horizontal drilling, completion, and stimulation techniques. This presentation starts with two questions. Does completion technology lag behind drilling technology? Can we drill longer wells than we can effectively complete/stimulate? For the resource plays of today, the challenges for completion technologies to keep pace with drilling advances are different from the past. Economic, supply chain, logistics, and environmental challenges may present the largest hurdles. The presentation concludes with the questions: Are completion engineers prepared to effectively stimulate and complete a 3-mile lateral? What will future field developments look like and what kinds of new completion technologies are required? Can we bridge the gap between drilling and completion in unconventional reservoirs?

When?

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

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northcase Drive
Houston, Texas 77060
United States

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