CANCELLED - Westside: Using Drilling Data to Optimize Completion Efficiency in a Low-Permeability Formation

Speaker Lyle Lehman, President, Frac Diagnostics, LLC
Lyle Lehman is the President of Frac Diagnostics, LLC and has over 40 years of experience in the stimulation industry. He holds 8 patents, with several patents pending, and has authored numerous technical papers and business articles on stimulation topics. His experience includes the optimization of fracturing treatments in tight ...

Lyle Lehman is the President of Frac Diagnostics, LLC and has over 40 years of experience in the stimulation industry. He holds 8 patents, with several patents pending, and has authored numerous technical papers and business articles on stimulation topics. His experience includes the optimization of fracturing treatments in tight oil and gas reservoirs in many areas of the U.S., managing tight gas production in Central-West Texas, high perm matrix acidizing, data-mining using linear and non-linear analysis of cause-and-effect relationships as they pertain to completion optimization, and international-based low-permeability stimulation projects in the Middle East, Pakistan and Eastern Europe, as well as several Latin American countries. 


Lyle is currently serving as a special completions adviser for Nobel Upstream and is a member of the Board of Directors of Endurance Resources, LLC. He holds a B.S. degree in chemistry from the University of Oklahoma. He is a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers and serves as the Completion's Technology Transfer liaison and as an at-large member of the Distinguished Lecturer Committee.

Full Description

CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS! 

This presentation describes a case study involving a series of wells, initially employing multi-stage plug-and-perf completions which were diagnosed as having poor perforation efficiency and poor reservoir contact. A change to sliding sleeve / coiled tubing completions ensured reservoir contact but suffered from occasional mechanical failures resulting in costly penalities to complete the wells. A return to plug-and-perf completions was accompanied by an additional step of using drilling data, through the use of neural networks, to generate synthetic rock properties logs whose identified stresses were then employed to select perforation spacing to take advantage of “like stresses” to improve perforation efficiencies. Gas chromatography data were used to determine the highest permeability sections of the lateral and the liquid-rich hydrocarbon-bearing sections. These combined analyses resulted in completion optimization based on stress and relative/contrasting permeabilities and associated production improvements.

Registration for this event closes at 6:00 PM CST on Monday, January 15, 2018.  

Organizer Bharath Rajappa

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Wed, Jan. 17, 2018
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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Norris Westchase Center
9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, TX 77042

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