May 27, 2020


Description

This talk will describe a novel process that uses standard drilling data obtained during the drilling of an infill well to identify induced hydraulic fractures that were created during the stimulation of a legacy well.  This method of detecting fractures involves analyzing the amount of energy expended during the drilling of an infill well.  Areas that contain a localized depletion will take slightly more energy to drill through vs the surrounding rocks. Mapping these areas of depletion which are most often associated with fractures allows operators to gain significant insight in to fracture growth and depletion patterns.  In addition, by avoiding these areas of localized depletion during completion, fracture interactions have been significantly mitigated.


Featured Speakers

Speaker: Kevin Wutherich - Chief Technology Officer Drill2Frac
Speaker Kevin Wutherich - Chief Technology Officer Drill2Frac
Kevin has 22 years of industry experience both as an operator and in the service industry. Prior to joining Drill2Frac as the Chief Technology Officer, where he has worked for the last 3 years, he was the Director of Completions at Rice Energy. Before that he held multiple positions including ...

Kevin has 22 years of industry experience both as an operator and in the service industry. Prior to joining Drill2Frac as the Chief Technology Officer, where he has worked for the last 3 years, he was the Director of Completions at Rice Energy. Before that he held multiple positions including Stimulation Domain Expert over a fifteen-year career at Schlumberger.  He is the lead inventor on seven patents related to fracturing procedures and tools. He has authored numerous SPE papers and industry publications primarily focused on shale completions, as well as winning several industry awards.


Most recently, Mr. Wutherich received the World Oil Awards “2018 Best Completion Technology” for his development of the revolutionary Engineered Diversion Technique.  He is an active SPE member and gives multiple industry talks across North America every year. Kevin received a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo in Canada.

Full Description



Organizer

Romina Myrtaj


Date and Time

Wed, May 27, 2020

noon - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

Pricing

  • Webinar
    $15.00
    (ends 04/29/2020)

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

At your computer