Permian operators have dramatically increased the number of producing wells over the past 5 years, and face challenges associated with maximizing production of existing wells while developing new acreage and benches, all the while challenged to meet capital return requirements. Over that time, DNA diagnostics have been applied successfully to more than 1000 wells throughout the Permian Basin to help operators reduce the inherent uncertainty about their subsurface production.
Fundamentally, when subsurface conditions change, microbes change, and the DNA from microbes can be used to profile flow from benches and between wells. It therefore serves as a perfect tool for data integration into an asset teams workflow to help compliment existing science and production strategies. In this presentation, we will cover the foundation for DNA Diagnostics and highlight recent Delaware and Midland basin projects that have used integration of DNA data with operator data to reduce uncertainty about subsurface conditions and assist asset teams with development and completion planning.