Sept. 14, 2005


Description

The Gulf of Mexico offers a wealth of lessons learned on the development and production of deepwater fields with over 80 fields in operation. Many of the lessons on well and reservoir performance have been reviewed and compiled recently into a knowledge base for the Deepstar Consortium. The key performance metrics – initial well rate, recovery per well, recovery factor, drive mechanism, and recovery complexity – are reviewed in the context of their influence on the selection of field development facilities. A primary reservoir driver in facility selection is the projected total field well work, which leads to a comparison of drilling and completion costs for wet vs. dry tree solutions. Historically, wet tree solutions have been used in developments with less than 5 completions and dry tree solutions where greater than 10 completions were required. However, the Gulf of Mexico is in a transition from the development of soft, highly compressible turbidite reservoirs – in water depths less than 4,000 ft – to basin floor fans which are typically deeper, older, and already compressed. The reservoir drivers, past and present, and their influence on facility selection will be reviewed.

 

 


Featured Speakers

Speaker Joseph Lach
2005-06 SPE Distinguished Lecturer Knowledge Reservoir Engineering Joe Lach is VP of Subsurface Consulting for Knowledge Reservoir Engineering where he has worked since 2002. He holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the Pennsylvania State University . The focus of his reservoir engineering experience has been on offshore field …

2005-06 SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Knowledge Reservoir Engineering

Joe Lach is VP of Subsurface Consulting for Knowledge Reservoir Engineering where he has worked since 2002. He holds a BS degree in petroleum engineering from the


Pennsylvania

State

University . The focus of his reservoir engineering experience has been on offshore field development planning and implementation in the

North Sea ,


Campos

Basin of

Brazil , and the

Gulf of Mexico . During a 20-year career with Texaco, he worked as reservoir engineer and subsurface team leader for the Captain, Erskine and Frade field developments. His recent focus has been on deepwater fields in the

Gulf of Mexico , including a project for the Deepstar Consortium to produce a reservoir/well performance knowledge base.     


 


 

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Organizer

Robert Woodroof


Date and Time

Wed, Sept. 14, 2005

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

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Location

The Westlake Club

570 Westlake Park Blvd.
Houston, Tx