May 8, 2018


Description

This presentation will cover the process, results, and new technology used during a redevelopment project in Noble’s South Texas Eagle Ford asset.  One of the biggest challenges when designing a refrac completion is how to successfully divert the proppant and fluid throughout the entire lateral.  Historically, refracs have had little success due to disproportionately treating the heel and leaving the remaining lateral unstimulated.  To combat this known issue, the Noble’s South Texas Well Engineering team chose to employ a new technology called SlickFrac created by Thru Tubing Solutions. SlickFrac is a knotted rope, wax encapsulated for deployment, that is pumped down the wellbore at designed intervals during the re-stimulation. The knotted rope diverts flow by mechanically sealing off a perforation that was previously taking fluid. The successful application of this technology would drastically improve the chances to divert the flow and stimulate a higher percentage of the lateral.  The conclusions drawn from this first Eagle Ford test will be used to drive improvements in our designs and build a foundation for future programs seeking to capture value left behind in unconventional shale plays.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Mary Garza
Speaker Mary Garza
Mary Garza is a completions engineer for Noble Energy in their South Texas business unit focusing on new well engineering design and execution for its Eagle Ford development program.  Mary joined Noble after 5 years with Anadarko where she held a variety of production and completions operations roles working East ...

Mary Garza is a completions engineer for Noble Energy in their South Texas business unit focusing on new well engineering design and execution for its Eagle Ford development program.  Mary joined Noble after 5 years with Anadarko where she held a variety of production and completions operations roles working East Texas formations such as the Travis Peak, Cotton Valley, and Haynesville, as well as the Eagle Ford in South Texas.  Throughout her career, Mary has been passionate about leveraging new technology to improve well performance and efficiency in unconventional operations.  During her time at APC she tested various diversion materials, dissolvable plugs, and championed the first coiled tubing frac in Texas.   Mary graduated from Texas A & M University in 2011 with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering. 

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Organizer

Angela Tse


Date and Time

Tue, May 8, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

Southwestern Energy. 10000 Energy Dr, Spring, TX 77389

10000 Energy Dr,
Spring, Texas 77389



Group(s): Northside