Permian Basin Study Group - Shortening the Learning Curve in Horizontal Well Liquids Extraction in the Permian

Speaker Doug Walser
Technology Manager Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service Doug has extensive (32 years) Permian Basin, Mid-continent, Appalachia, Rockies, and South Texas experience with Pinnacle, Dowell Schlumberger, The Western Company of North America, and BJ Services.  He has specialized in the calibration of three-dimensional fracture modeling via a number of methods, including historical ...

Technology Manager
Pinnacle, a Halliburton Service



Doug has extensive (32 years) Permian Basin, Mid-continent, Appalachia, Rockies, and South Texas experience with Pinnacle, Dowell Schlumberger, The Western Company of North America, and BJ Services.  He has specialized in the calibration of three-dimensional fracture modeling via a number of methods, including historical production transient analysis, and calibration by various fracture mapping processes.  He has taught numerous seminars and short courses on subjects related to his fields of interest, including Mini-frac Evaluation, 3-D Pressure Matching, On-Location Stimulation QC, Microseismicity, Fracturing Situations, Horizontal Completion Best Practices, Fracture Mapping Techniques, and others.  Most recently, he has specialized in the examination and comparison of the various emerging resource plays in  North America, and more specifically, plays with liquid hydrocarbons.  He has authored 15 papers, and holds 3 patents in his areas of interest.  He holds a B.S. in Natural Gas Engineering from Texas A&I University, and has worked for Pinnacle for the last 9 years.


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ABSTRACT:
 
Our industry is currently focusing on unconventional plays that have proven critical in arresting the decline of Delaware and Midland Basin hydrocarbon production.  The Avalon, Bone Spring, and Wolfcamp horizontal plays in particular have materially impacted both rig count and the rate of acceleration of reserve recovery.  All three of these plays are combinations of low thermal maturity resource reservoirs and conventional volumetric decline Darcy-parameter reservoirs, with unique defining characteristics that point toward the need to perform up-front science prior to positioning development wells and designing a completion schema.
 
Stimulation practice cannot generally be “cook-booked” across these plays, as quite a bit of variation exists with respect to geological, geophysical, geochemical and reservoir parameters.  However, localized practice may be standardized to the point that the acceleration of reserve recovery is optimum under some pre-defined net present value (NPV) condition.  In a given localized segment of a particular liquid hydrocarbon play, natural parameters may be statistically similar, enough so that consistent D&C practices define what many industry participants define as a “field development plan”, “standardized practices” or “manufacturing mode”.
 
Manufacturing process as it relates to standardized D&C practice involves numerous inter-related exercises. However, as in other industrial segments, application of the Pareto Principle suggests that focusing on a relatively few core principles and practices results in “dovetailing” toward an optimum process. This presentation will focus on completion practices and liquids-rich reservoir realities that appear to have influenced the acceleration of reserve recovery to the greatest degree in these plays.
This is a Permian Study Group Luncheon
Organizer Indira saripally

When?

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

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Westlake Club
570 Westlake Park Blvd
houston, TX 77079
USA

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