Enhanced Production from Frac & Soak in Organic-Rich Shales: Theory, Quantifying the Benefits, and Identifying Candidates
While investigating organic-rich shales, operators noted an increase in hydrocarbon production and a decrease in water production after well shut-in. This is contradictory to conventional reservoir expectations following a shut-in. Investigation of this phenomenon was undertaken as part of various joint industry projects, and a working model for the mechanism of clay desiccation and enhanced production through well shut-in has been developed. An alliance has been formed with Texas A&M University to further research this phenomenon. This presentation will discuss common questions about desiccation and soaking, including the identification of soaking candidates and methods for quantifying the benefits.
Registration for this event closes at 6:00 PM CDT on Tuesday, October 16, 2018.