Westside Seminar: Case Histories in Unconventional Reservoir Completions

Speaker Keynote: R.T. Dukes, Research Director - US Lower 48 Upstream Research, Wood Mackenzie
"The World of Oil is Watching the US" The market has shifted from being surprised by unconventional oil to forecasts being dependent on some level of growth from tight oil. We'll share our view of US oil production in an evolving market. The competitive value chain and short-cycle nature of ...

"The World of Oil is Watching the US"


The market has shifted from being surprised by unconventional oil to forecasts being dependent on some level of growth from tight oil. We'll share our view of US oil production in an evolving market. The competitive value chain and short-cycle nature of unconventional developments means capital will continue to favor the US onshore. Demand for services skyrocketed in 2017 and higher prices or a stronger appetite for risk might be needed to push drilling and completion levels much higher. Oil is driving economics in most areas, but can the natural gas and NGL markets absorb the volumes that come alongside oil? Flaring could be back in vogue in West Texas and North Dakota if midstream companies aren't able to get ahead of operators.

Production will advance at current activity levels and how efficient operators can be will determine the level of increase. Wood Mackenzie forecasts steady growth in activity as oil prices improve, but has also considered how higher completion levels and degradation in well performance could impact the short and long-term expectations. Further technological and operational gains are needed to drive long-term growth and capture positive returns. Is tight oil up to the task?

Topics covered will include: 

How much oil does the world need and can the US fill the gap

Forecasts for drilling and completions  

Expectations in areas competing with the Permian from the Bakken to Wyoming and down through Oklahoma and Texas

Levels of well performance improvement and general degradation expectations

Could tight oil peak sooner than most expect

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Session 1

Case History of Completion Optimization in the Utica:  Craig Cipolla, HESS
What Can We Learn by Combining Multi‐Variate Analytics with Physics‐Based Models in the Permian Basin:  Ray Ellis, Liberty Oilfield Services
Stimulation Diverter Applications in Refracs and New Well Completions:  Joel Fox, Encana
 

Session 2

Completion Operations in a Mature DJ Basin:  Matt Woltz, PDC Energy
Justifying Completion Design Changes in Permian Wolfcamp Using Analytics:  Mohammad Hamad, Shell
Benchmarking and Pad/DSU Focused Completions vs. Single Well Completions:  Kumar Ramurthy, Halliburton
 

Session 3

Development of a Ten‐well, Multi‐Interval Project in the Delaware Basin: Insights into Well Spacing, Stimulation Design, Fracture Driven Communication, and Offset Depletion:  Brendan Elliott, Devon
Optimizing Completion Strategies Using Intervention Based Distributed Fiber Optics:  Ahmed Attia, Ziebel
The Importance of Being Well Connected ‐ High Rate Fracs in Horizontals:  Alberto Casero, BP
 

Session 4 

Evolution of Bakken Completions Design:  Justin Hammond, ConocoPhillips
Surfactant Induced Wettability and Adhesion Alterations in Bakken Shale: An EOR Case Study:  Duy Nguyen, NALCO Champion
Bakken Enhanced Oil Recovery Consortium – Phase 1 and Phase 2 Results:  Karthik Srinivasan, Schlumberger

 

Sponsors:

Core Laboratories, DataCan and Halliburton

Organizer Bharath Rajappa

Telephone:  (832) 486-3122          Email: Bharath.rajappa@cop.com   


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Tue, Mar. 20, 2018
8 a.m. - 5 p.m. America/Chicago

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