Oct. 18, 2005


Description

Underbalanced (UB) drilling is becoming an important tool for developing producing horizons in underpressured reservoirs, partially depleted fields, new fields, and sensitive zones.  This technique is being used to maximize producing potential in fields similar to those found in some areas of the Permian Basin .  Reservoir types and applications where UB has been used successfully will be summarized. 

A important aspect of UB success is reservoir screening.   Basic screening criteria from readily available data, as well as results of applying this technique to the Permian Basin reservoirs, will be discussed.  After choosing a good UB reservoir candidate, it is essential to predict well productivity prior to drilling for the purpose of comparative economics.     A new technique has been developed to predict skin damage using drilling data and reservoir properties as inputs.  From the pivotal estimate of skin, a production forecast can be created.  

In addition to improving well productivity by reducing formation damage, there are many significant reservoir–related uses of UB emerging.   These uses include reservoir characterization, net pay evaluation, exploration and appraisal.


Featured Speakers

Speaker Randall Cade
Chief Reservoir Engineer, U.S., for the SURE group Weatherford  Randall Cade, based in Houston, is currently Chief Reservoir Engineer, US, for the SURE group of Weatherford.  At Weatherford, Randall has also worked as a reservoir engineer in the Project Management group, evaluating conventional, underbalanced, heavy oil and coalbed methane projects.   ...

Chief Reservoir Engineer, U.S., for the SURE group
Weatherford

 Randall Cade, based in Houston, is currently Chief Reservoir Engineer, US, for the SURE group of Weatherford.  At Weatherford, Randall has also worked as a reservoir engineer in the Project Management group, evaluating conventional, underbalanced, heavy oil and coalbed methane projects.   Prior to joining Weatherford, he held a variety of positions over 19 years focused on reservoir engineering, horizontal and multilateral well technology, and operations in the US and internationally, with ARCO and other companies.   Randall obtained a BS in Engineering from the Colorado School of Mines in 1983.

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Organizer

Steve McCants


Date and Time

Tue, Oct. 18, 2005

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

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Location

Westlake Club - Carriage Room

570 Westlake Park Blvd
Houston, TX 77079
USA