Permian Basin Study Group - Permian Basin Wolfberry: Stimulation Evolution

Speaker Steve Metcalf
Technical Manager BJ Services                 Mr. Metcalf is the Permian Area Technical Manager for BJ Services in Midland, Tx. He received a Bachelors Degree from Emporia State University in Chemistry in 1972 and a Masters Degree from Kansa State University in Physical Chemistry in 1975. He is a Registered ...

Technical Manager
BJ Services


 


              Mr. Metcalf is the Permian Area Technical Manager for BJ Services in Midland, Tx. He received a Bachelors Degree from Emporia State University in Chemistry in 1972 and a Masters Degree from Kansa State University in Physical Chemistry in 1975. He is a Registered Professional Petroleum Engineer in the State of Oklahoma since 1988.


 


             He has worked in the petroleum industry for over 35 years for both service and operating companies in Texas and Oklahoma and has held various research and engineering positions.

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Abstract:
 
               The “Wolfberry” play is named after the two main productive formations, the low-permeability Wolfcamp and Spraberry, and is a very large part of the everyday business in the Permian Basin. Activity in the Wolfberry has recently increased, spurred by the current relatively strong oil prices. However, the economic foundation of these producing wells is their stimulation and the management of completion costs.
 
               All of these wells require multistage fracture treatments to achieve economic production and therefore significant effort has been given to continuous improvement in efficiently completing and fracturing Wolfberry wells.  To illustrate the evolution of the optimization process, a retrospective of the changes implemented in fracturing Wolfberry wells over the past 10 years on a county-by-county basis in the Permian Basin is presented.
 
    This is an SPE Permian Study Group Event
Organizer Steve Guillot

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Tue, Jan. 18, 2011
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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