April 15, 2015


Description

Completion and operational issues arise during the management of horizontal wells in naturally fractured reservoir systems.  Similar problems have been observed in vertical wells.  These observations, which will be discussed, are based on a significant population of wells, which have been evaluated for their completion effectiveness and persistence, reservoir quality, and other performance metrics.  There are several common practices that may have unanticipated, often undesirable consequences, unless specific attention is given to mitigating those situations.  This discussion documents the probability that the preventative measures can be beneficial.  The primary “take-away” is that modest changes in completion and operating practices can have significant long-term benefits.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Jim Crafton, President, Performance Sciences, Inc.
Jim Crafton, President of Performance Sciences, Inc., graduated from the University of Missouri Rolla in 1965 and received their Honorary Degree of Professional Petroleum Engineer.  He also has a Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. from the University of Tulsa. He has developed production data analysis …

Jim Crafton, President of Performance Sciences, Inc., graduated from the University of Missouri Rolla in 1965 and received their Honorary Degree of Professional Petroleum Engineer.  He also has a Master's Degree from the University of Oklahoma and a Ph.D. from the University of Tulsa. He has developed production data analysis software, pipeline and reservoir management tools, managed E&P activities in the Rocky Mountain and Mid-Continent regions, and taught well stimulation, well testing and integrated exploration classes. 


The Reciprocal Productivity Index® technique which he developed is a practical method for evaluating shale, oil, gas and coalbed methane wells.  Jim is an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2014-15 season and was an SPE Distinguished Lecturer for the 2003-04 season.  He is Chair Emeritus of the Distinguished Lecturer Committee, received the Rocky Mountain Region Distinguished Contribution to Production Engineering Award, the Henry B. Matson Technical Achievement Award, and is a Distinguished Member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.


 


 

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Organizer

Sandeep Pedam

Telephone:  713-591-5738        Email:  sandeep.pedam@conocophillips.com


 


Date and Time

Wed, April 15, 2015

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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Location

Norris Westchase Center

9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, TX 77042



Group(s): Westside