Northside: Considerations for Infill Well Development in Low Permeability Reservoirs

Speaker: George Waters
Speaker George Waters
George Waters is the Technical Manager of Unconventional Completions for Schlumberger. He has 29 years of hydraulic fracturing experience, including 14 years of stimulating organic shales. He is currently engaged in the evaluation and completion of organic shales outside of North America, having worked on shales in over 20 countries. ...

George Waters is the Technical Manager of Unconventional Completions for Schlumberger. He has 29 years of hydraulic fracturing experience, including 14 years of stimulating organic shales. He is currently engaged in the evaluation and completion of organic shales outside of North America, having worked on shales in over 20 countries. He received a BS in Petroleum Engineering from West Virginia University, a MS in Environmental Engineering from Oklahoma State University, and a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Institut Francais du Petrole. He was a SPE Distinguished Lecturer on Organic Shale Completions during the 2009 –2010 season.waters.jpg

Full Description

As low permeability reservoir development matures in the US, operators are now contending with the issue of field development. Specifically, optimal well spacing and timing of infill drilling must be addressed. This is largely driven by the matrix perm and extent of the effective hydraulic fracture area. The structural setting largely dictates the dimensions of the hydraulic fracture system, both in height growth and lateral complexity. But depletion from parent wells can impact the dimensions of both the created frac system as well as the productive frac system on infill wells. Thus geologic structure and depletion need to be taken into account to determine not only where to place infill wells, but as importantly when to place infill wells. Examples from the Bakken and Woodford Shales will be shown to demonstrate the workflow required to answer these field development questions.  

Organizer Matthew Strom

email: matthew_strom@swn.com


phone: 281-618-7848

When?

Tue, Sep. 9, 2014
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. US/Central

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Greenspoint Club
16925 Northchase Dr.
Houston, Texas 77060
United States

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