Reservoir: “Multi-Discipline Approach to Increasing Production in Organic Rich Shales”

Speaker: Kevin Fisher
Speaker Kevin Fisher
Kevin is a Senior Petrophysicist for Schlumberger based in Houston, TX with 26 years of experience in petrophysics and rock physics, after graduating from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He is currently working in the South Texas Production Technology Integration Center focusing on unconventional resource ...

Kevin is a Senior Petrophysicist for Schlumberger based in Houston, TX with 26 years of experience in petrophysics and rock physics, after graduating from the University of Tulsa with a degree in Petroleum Engineering.  He is currently working in the South Texas Production Technology Integration Center focusing on unconventional resource plays, mainly in the Eagle Ford basin.  Additional areas of expertise have been deep water and shelf structures in the Gulf of Mexico, tight gas sands in South TX and Rockies, Alaska, Permian Basin, Unconventional Gas & Oil shales, Coal Bed Methane and international (Australia, Brazil, Argentina, United Kingdom, France, Nigeria, Angola, Turkey and Saudi Arabia).   Kevin is guest lecturer since 2012 at Rice University for a graduate level petroleum geology class entitled “Economic Geology – Petroleum”

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“Multi-Discipline Approach to Increasing Production in Organic Rich Shales”

   Drilling horizontal wells is the common mode of operation for field development in permeability-challenged unconventional reservoirs such as organic shale.  Assumptions are made regarding the homogeneity of the reservoir as wells are drilled away from the vertical pilot well.  It is assumed that the reservoir characteristics remain uniform and also that the structure is known to remain in a constant orientation based on the dip information at the pilot wellbore.  Experience tells us that these assumptions can lead to wells placed out of zone and in rocks with much different reservoir quality and stress magnitude, which can adversely affect the production potential of the well.  With the high cost of drilling and completing these wells, it is generally economically beneficial to do some evaluation of the lateral to ensure proper placement of the well and also the optimal placement of completion zones along the lateral.  Lateral measurements and petrophysical interpretations can be used to define variations in reservoir quality (RQ) and completion quality (CQ), which can then be used to optimally place perforation clusters in similar rock to increase production when compared to peer geometric wells.  The integration and interpretation of pilot and lateral wellbores with a geological structure component is defined as geology quality (GQ).  A methodology to integrate data from many sources enables a better understanding of the variability and structural challenges of these complex reservoirs.  This integrated methodology has been refined using lessons learned from various case studies showing increased production when compared to geometric completions.

Organizer Alex Martinez

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