Jan. 14, 2016


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ABSTRACT of Presentation

Over the last ten (10) years, the shale revolution in North America has shown the great potential that exists in the shale plays and their potential impact in altering the energy picture, not only in North America, but worldwide.  The magnitude of the resource and production data were very encouraging.  Early data, however, showed rapid decline in the first year (as much as 90%), raising some concerns about the long term viability of the predicted Estimated Ultimate Recovery (EUR) values for these wells.  

 To investigate the causes and impact of the observed large annual decline in the first year, multiple technical studies were undertaken.  As a result of these studies, the industry discovered that production practices led to such rapid decline.  Methods to mitigate and reduce these large annual declines and preserve the predicted EUR’s were developed and production practices were adjusted.  The resulting approach, referred to as “Drawdown Management”, was developed and strictly applied in majority of shale plays (gas or oil).  This new drawdown management methodology resulted in reducing the first year production decline to 60% and sometimes less.   

 In this discussion, we will review the elements that were found to greatly impact shale well productivity along with field results showing how this impacted the predicted EUR from these wells.  Furthermore, we will outline the relation between this approach of production management and the need for re-fracturing in shale plays. 

 

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Featured Speakers

Speaker Dr. Ibrahim Abou-Sayed,President,i-Stimulation Solutions, Inc.
  Dr. Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed is the founder and president of i-Stimulation Solutions, Inc. Dr. Abou-Sayed has more than 33 years of industry experience focused on well stimulation and production enhancement for reservoirs and shale plays. Since early 2008, he has focused his activities in support of developing Unconventional and Shale ...

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Dr. Ibrahim S. Abou-Sayed is the founder and president of i-Stimulation Solutions, Inc. Dr. Abou-Sayed has more than 33 years of industry experience focused on well stimulation and production enhancement for reservoirs and shale plays. Since early 2008, he has focused his activities in support of developing Unconventional and Shale plays -  Haynesville, Bossier, Marcellus and Eagle Ford shale plays.


His contributions included geomechanical modeling, lateral landing zone selection, stimulation strategy and implementation, failure analysis & remedy, developing extended drawdown management programs, and finally, restimulation strategy and implementation.


Previously, he worked for Advantek International, Inc., ExxonMobil and Gulf Oil. For over 27 years Dr. Abou-Sayed was responsible for Production Enhancement R&D, technical services and training. He is one of the pioneers of horizontal well stimulation technology. Dr. Abou-Sayed  has worked in more than 15 countries and authored more than 40 technical papers and has co-authored 5 patents. Dr. Abou-Sayed received a number of SPE awards and recognitions including Distinguished Member and Distinguished Service Awards. 


 

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Organizer

Barry Faulkner

Email: barryfaulkner@earthlink.net
Phone: (281) 627-8790 


Date and Time

Thu, Jan. 14, 2016

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

Event has ended

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Location

At your desk



Group(s): General Meeting