Reservoir: Integrated Reservoir Approach to Unconventional Development

Speaker: Ronald (Ron) Dusterhoft
Speaker Ronald (Ron) Dusterhoft
Ron Dusterhoft is a Halliburton Technology Fellow for Production Enhancement with 30 years of industry experience. Dusterhoft’s specific areas of thought leadership include hydraulic fracturing, FracPac completions, sand control screens, sand consolidation, sand control down hole tool systems and reservoir simulation for shale.   Ron is currently focused on drilling ...

Ron Dusterhoft is a Halliburton Technology Fellow for Production Enhancement with 30 years of industry experience. Dusterhoft’s specific areas of thought leadership include hydraulic fracturing, FracPac completions, sand control screens, sand consolidation, sand control down hole tool systems and reservoir simulation for shale.


 


Ron is currently focused on drilling and completion optimization and stimulation design for unconventional, shale assets.  This involves the use of full asset workflows and more effective data management to maximize collaboration and knowledge sharing between Geoscience, Drilling and Completion Engineering.  This also includes defining user stories and applications for a new generation of stimulation design models and reservoir simulation tools designed for unconventional assets.


 


Ron has over 30 technical publications and has issued 54 US patents. He received his BSc in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, Canada. Ron is an active member in the SPE and served as an Editor and Peer Reviewer for the SPE Drilling and Completions Journal for the past 10 years. He served as a co-chair for the SPE Forum “Beyond Conventional Sand Control,” as Editor for the JPT for Stimulation for 3 years and is a Professional Engineer registered with APEGA.

Full Description

The use of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing has been credited for much of the success that has been achieved in ultra-low permeability shale reservoirs, making it possible to produce natural gas, natural gas liquids and crude oil at economic rates.  Even though thousands of wells have been drilled and completed using these techniques, there are relatively few modeling tools available to the industry that are designed specifically for these applications leaving much of the optimization process up to trial and error techniques that are costly and time consuming.

 

This presentation will cover a recent case history where new software tools and workflows were used to more effectively design and predict well performance including the use of shale reservoir characterization, hydraulic fracture simulation and reservoir simulation tools designed specifically for these complex well geometries and difficult reservoir conditions. 

 

The workflow is focused on designing stimulation treatments that maximize the stimulated volume of the reservoir around the wellbore and also maximizes the connected fracture area within this volume.  This combination can result in increased production rates while also increasing the possible ultimate recovery that can be achieved from a given wellbore.

 

This presentation provides information on these new tools, the workflows generated for these new tools and the results of an early application that has yielded impressive results, even when applied in an established shale field within the USA.

Organizer Miles Palke

When?

Thu, Apr. 24, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Sullivan’s Steakhouse
4608 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77027
United States

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