March 15, 2017


Description

Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFIT) have become the standard method for evaluating closure stress and reservoir parameters in unconventional plays. ConocoPhillips alone has performed over 50 DFIT’s in Bakken Three Forks (BTF) wells since 2010. In the process, it has been determined that DFIT’s conducted in down-spaced wells in the BTF play yield estimates of reservoir pressure that are often far less than the initial reservoir pressure - and sometimes sub-hydrostatic in wells that offset the parent well. Are these DFIT results reliable enough to aid in the design of treatments for infill wells and to guide in well-spacing decisions, or should they be heavily discounted due to inadequacies in the testing conditions? This presentation will highlight perplexing DFIT results and is intended to generate a spirited discussion amongst the attendees on the merits of DFIT’s in unconventional plays.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Bharath Rajappa, Staff Completions Engineer, ConocoPhillips
Speaker Bharath Rajappa, Staff Completions Engineer, ConocoPhillips
Bharath Rajappa is a Staff Completions Engineer in the Global Completion Engineering group at ConocoPhillips (COP). He joined COP in 2011 and has held completion engineering roles in the global technology group and in the Bakken asset (field and office). From 2000-2011, he worked for Baker Hughes in the Rockies, ...

Bharath Rajappa is a Staff Completions Engineer in the Global Completion Engineering group at ConocoPhillips (COP). He joined COP in 2011 and has held completion engineering roles in the global technology group and in the Bakken asset (field and office). From 2000-2011, he worked for Baker Hughes in the Rockies, where he focused on pressure pumping aspects of well completions. He received his M.S. degree in petroleum engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 2000.

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Organizer

Stephen Loving

Telephone:  (713) 328-2244          Email: stephen.loving@corelab.com


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Date and Time

Wed, March 15, 2017

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

Parking for the Norris Conference Centers is only on the roof level of the garage. Enter the parking garage through the Richmond entrance.



Group(s): Westside