Nov. 14, 2018


Description

Economic optimization of unconventional resources requires improvements in the number of effective clusters and sizing fracture treatments that are appropriate for the lateral and vertical spacing. Two key challenges facing operators is routinely and economically determining the number of effective clusters within a stage and determining the resulting fracture lengths. This presentation focuses on a methodology for determining the number of open clusters at the end of a fracture treatment and the resulting fracture geometry. The methodology has been calibrated with multiple diagnostic methods, including fiber optics, stepdown tests, radioactive tracing, oil and water tracers, fracture modeling and RTA technologies. Results will illustrate the effects of perforation size and number, cluster spacing, stress shadowing and diverter performance. The effects of cluster performance on fracture length and asymmetric fracturing will be discussed in relation to parent and infill development. The solutions can be applied to each stage of the wellbore, unlike post-job techniques which often only focus on a few stages.

 

Registration for this event closes at 6:00 PM CDT on Monday, November 12, 2018.  

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Lucas Bazan, President, Bazan Consulting, Inc.
Lucas Bazan specializes in hydraulic and acid fracture design and well performance evaluation. He founded Bazan Consulting, Inc. in 2008 after working with Conoco, ConocoPhillips and BP. He focuses on hydraulic fracture design, post-job analytics, completion optimization, onsite implementation and post-fracture production evaluation of tight gas, coalbed methane and shale ...

Lucas Bazan specializes in hydraulic and acid fracture design and well performance evaluation. He founded Bazan Consulting, Inc. in 2008 after working with Conoco, ConocoPhillips and BP. He focuses on hydraulic fracture design, post-job analytics, completion optimization, onsite implementation and post-fracture production evaluation of tight gas, coalbed methane and shale reservoirs in North America. Lucas holds degrees in physics from Texas State University and petroleum engineering from Texas A&M University. He has authored and co-authored more than 20 technical publications focusing on hydraulic fracturing and well performance topics.

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Organizer

Bharath Rajappa

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

Please note any dietary restrictions in the Comments Section on the Event Registration Form.  


Registration and payment must be completed in full to guarantee attendance. An individual with an incomplete or unpaid registration will be considered as a walk-in attendee and only admitted as space permits. 


Date and Time

Wed, Nov. 14, 2018

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) America/Chicago

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If you do not have a full-time job in the oil and gas industry, are a full-time student or Member in Transition (MiT) member, and you do not see a discounted registration fee for students/MiT regarding this event, please contact the GCS manager at spe-gcs@spe.org.


Location

Norris Westchase Center

9990 Richmond Ave., Suite 102
Houston, TX 77042

Parking for the Norris Conference Center is on the roof level of the garage. Enter the parking garage through the Richmond entrance.



Group(s): Westside