May 10, 2022


Description

Worldwide, many strategies for producing unconventional plays are being executed currently, in multiple cases production acceleration is used. In the Eagle Ford (EF) play it has been necessary to learn from different strategies until establishing a process that promotes operating by exception and is economically sound. The life cycle in an Eagle Ford well begins with casing flow during initial production (IP) phase until pressures have depleted enough for installing tubing. During this period wells flow against the High Pressure (HP) system which usually operates between 950 to 1050 psig with the objective of minimizing compressor needs. After installing tubing with a retrievable packer (standard size is 2-3/8” in 5-1/2” casing), wells are switched to the Low Pressure (LP) system, normally operating between 60 to 75 psig. Once the wells are no longer capable of sustaining flow, they are switched to artificial lift (continuous gas lift) and from that point forward are operated until rates dictate a different artificial lift method is required (normally gas-assisted plunger or intermittent gas lift).

 

In this presentation, we will discuss the strategy for producing wells during the LP phase, using automated choke control along with guidelines around timing for initiating gas lift. In addition, advantages of this standard operating philosophy and the process for determining when the critical rate for each well is achieved will also be discussed.


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Speaker: Jesus Contreras - ConocoPhillips
Speaker Jesus Contreras - ConocoPhillips

Jesus Contreras – Production engineer with 25 years of experience in the oil industry including working for the National Oil Company in Venezuela, as an engineering consultant, and for both service companies and operators as a Production Optimization and Completions Engineer. Prior work in well production optimization and enhancing well …

Jesus Contreras – Production engineer with 25 years of experience in the oil industry including working for the National Oil Company in Venezuela, as an engineering consultant, and for both service companies and operators as a Production Optimization and Completions Engineer. Prior work in well production optimization and enhancing well productivity includes well completions, artificial lift, and stimulation. Extensive experience in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs, tertiary oil recovery processes, and high pressure and high temperature (HP/HT) applications in artificial lift.

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Speaker: Zach Awny - ConocoPhillips
Speaker Zach Awny - ConocoPhillips

Zach Awny – Production engineer with combined experience of ten years working in midstream, downstream, and upstream sectors of the Oil & Gas industry with ConocoPhillips. Previously worked with multi-zone completions and waterfloods in the Permian basin, acid and hydraulic fracture stimulations, and artificial lift installations including electric submersible, progressive …

Zach Awny – Production engineer with combined experience of ten years working in midstream, downstream, and upstream sectors of the Oil & Gas industry with ConocoPhillips. Previously worked with multi-zone completions and waterfloods in the Permian basin, acid and hydraulic fracture stimulations, and artificial lift installations including electric submersible, progressive cavity and sucker rod lift. Currently working in the unconventional Eagle Ford play designing gas lift and plunger lift systems for horizontal multi-stage fractured wells.

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Organizer

Bill Davis

bdavis0819@gmail.com


281-687-1590


Date and Time

Tue, May 10, 2022

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

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Location

Landry's Seafood House

1212 Lake Robbins Dr
The Woodlands, TX 77380



Group(s): Northside