Permian Basin: Evolution of Completion Designs in the Permian Basin – One Operator’s Adventure

Speaker Kevin Dunn, Senior Completion Engineer, NuStim Business Unit
Kevin Dunn joined NuTech Energy Alliance in 2011 and is currently a Senior Completion Engineer within the NuStim™ Business Unit, specializing in completion optimization and post-frac treatment analysis.  His 20 years of industry experience includes positions at Halliburton, S.A. Holditch & Associates, Goldston Oil Corporation, and Pinnacle Technologies, where he ...

Kevin Dunn joined NuTech Energy Alliance in 2011 and is currently a Senior Completion Engineer within the NuStim™ Business Unit, specializing in completion optimization and post-frac treatment analysis.  His 20 years of industry experience includes positions at Halliburton, S.A. Holditch & Associates, Goldston Oil Corporation, and Pinnacle Technologies, where he held various engineering assignments in reservoir, drilling, completion, and production engineering.  He has consulted on projects both domestically and internationally with small and large independents, major oil companies, super-majors, and national oil companies, personally supervising completion programs in China, Egypt, Colombia, Mexico, Alaska, the North Sea, the U.S., and the Gulf of Mexico.  He has taught industry courses and lead workshops around the world on hydraulic fracture treatment design and implementation and has co-authored SPE papers on advanced stimulation technologies, fracture treatment diagnostics and analysis, completion optimization, and microseismic fracture mapping.  Mr. Dunn earned his Bachelor of Science in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M University and is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE).

Full Description

During the course of a multi-well drilling program in the Midland Basin of west Texas, an independent operator was disappointed in the production performance of their vertical Wolfcamp completions.  Subsequent post-frac treatment analysis, 3-D fracture modeling, and production history matching indicated that although the current completion program could be considered “adequate” to stimulate the Wolfcamp interval, additional completion effectiveness could be realized through a combination of improved reservoir description (using conventional log data) and optimization of the perforation program and fracture treatment designs.

This presentation discusses the methodology and processes utilized that allowed one operator to go from a “cookie cutter” field development approach to a customized completion program specifically designed and optimized for each individual well.

Organizer Amy Timmons, Weatherford

When?

Tue, Feb. 18, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Norris Center - Westchase
9990 Richmond Avenue - Suite 102
Houston, Texas 77042

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