Oct. 3, 2019


Description

Frac-driven interactions (FDIs), more commonly known as frac hits, are becoming increasingly common as operators develop acreage near existing wells. These FDIs are commonly observed in an area of infill drilling in eastern Reagan County, Texas. To better understand their effects, a study was undertaken to document all FDIs observed during five years of field development in a fifteen-square-mile area. FDI frequency and intensity was found to be a function of (a) the parent well’s wellbore geometry, (b) offset direction between the parent and child well, (c) the presence or absence of a horizontal “buffer” well, and (d) distance between the parent and child wells. Horizontal parent wells received FDIs with greater frequency and intensity than vertical parent wells. Similarly, vertically stacked or directly offset parent wells received FDIs with greater frequency and intensity than indirectly offset or horizontally in-line parent wells. Horizontal parent wells commonly attenuate (or “buffer”) FDI frequency and intensity for other parent wells behind them (relative to the frac job). Distance between the parent and child well was found to have a strong negative correlation with FDI frequency and intensity but is more pronounced for vertical parent wells than horizontal parent wells. The majority of parent wells were found to receive either small FDIs or no FDI at all; thus, FDIs do not appear to pose a major risk to reserves within the study area contrary to many other unconventional plays. Although simple, the methodology was found to be a useful tool for understanding complex relationships between parent and child wells and may be applied to other development areas.  


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Speaker: Bryan McDowell
Speaker Bryan McDowell
Bryan McDowell is a Technical Advisor at Discovery Natural Resources in Barnhart, TX. His current projects include frac hits, well interference, and hydraulic fracture simulation. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Texas A&M University, a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and is finishing ...

Bryan McDowell is a Technical Advisor at Discovery Natural Resources in Barnhart, TX. His current projects include frac hits, well interference, and hydraulic fracture simulation. Bryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Geology from Texas A&M University, a Master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from Colorado School of Mines, and is finishing his Ph.D. in Geology at Colorado School of Mines while working.

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Organizer

Romina Myrtaj, Samaneh Soroush

Email:rmyrtaj@tartancompletions.com


Email:samaneh.soroush19@gmail.com


Date and Time

Thu, Oct. 3, 2019

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

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Location

Norris Conference Centre

9990 Richmond Ave, South Bldg, Ste 102,
Houston, TX 77042
United States of America

Starting June, norris Center building management will be STRICTLY enforcing parking. ALL Norris attendees must park on the roof of the garage. Those who need handicapped or oversized vehicle parking will be the exception and there are designated spots for those folks. All others will be required to park on ...

Norris Center Parking InfoStarting June, norris Center building management will be STRICTLY enforcing parking. ALL Norris attendees must park on the roof of the garage. Those who need handicapped or oversized vehicle parking will be the exception and there are designated spots for those folks. All others will be required to park on the roof. If unloading items, that is fine to do so in a nearby parking spot and then move the vehicle once finished. Attached is the parking map. 


 


 

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Group(s): Permian Basin