Webinar Only - Westside: Optimizing Completion Design and Well Spacing with Integration of Fracture Modeling & Reservoir Simulation - Permian Basin

Speaker Dr. Hongjie Xiong, Director of Production Enhancement, Texas Oil and Gas Institute
Dr. Hongjie Xiong is the Director of Production Enhancement for the Texas Oil and Gas Institute. Prior to joining TOGI, Dr. Xiong was the Global Reservoir Engineering Advisor for ConocoPhillips, where his main responsibilities were to evaluate company-wide exploration and field development projects, and to appraise and develop unconventional resource ...

Dr. Hongjie Xiong is the Director of Production Enhancement for the Texas Oil and Gas Institute. Prior to joining TOGI, Dr. Xiong was the Global Reservoir Engineering Advisor for ConocoPhillips, where his main responsibilities were to evaluate company-wide exploration and field development projects, and to appraise and develop unconventional resource plays, including the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Horn River, Montney, Niobrara, and Permian Basin. Prior positions include the manager of the production optimization group for Schlumberger, an engineering advisor for Burlington Resources, and a petroleum engineer for S.A. Holditch & Associates, Inc. Hongjie holds a Ph.D. in petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He has published more than 50 technical papers and is also an adjunct professor of petroleum engineering at Texas A&M.

Full Description

The industry has been spending tremendous resources to optimize completion and well spacing by piloting – a trial-and-error and time-consuming approach. The presentation will discuss how to use the latest modeling technologies to speed up the optimization process of well spacing and well completions in unconventional reservoirs. Using a case history of a well completed in the Wolfcamp formation, we first built a 3-D geological and geomechanical model and a full wellbore fracture propagation model, and then calibrated it with the multi-stage fracturing pumping history. The resulting complex fracture network model was then converted into a reservoir simulation model, which was then calibrated with the production history. A couple of blind tests indicated that those models are pretty robust. The modeling results show that the length of those fractures initiated from perforation clusters along the wellbore is in a log-normal distribution depending on completion designs, which provides crucial insights to well interference and furthermore on well spacing. The case study shows that we can reasonably model complex fracture propagation and corresponding well performance with the latest modeling technologies, and then optimize well spacing, which should help operators save significant time and money on well completion and spacing piloting projects, and thus speed up field development decisions.

 

Registration for this event closes at 6:00 PM CDT on Tuesday, May 15, 2018.  

 

Organizer Bharath Rajappa

Telephone:  (832) 486-3122          Email: bharath.rajappa@conocophillips.com

 


 


 

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Wed, May. 16, 2018
noon - 1 p.m. America/Chicago

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