April 11, 2023


Description

In the past two decades, the advent of the Shale Gas Revolution (SGR) was made possible by the visionary idea that hydrocarbons contained in ultra-low permeability source rocks could be extracted using available technology. Usually, these hydrocarbons take geological time to migrate to higher permeability reservoir rocks until the right structural conditions evolve to extract as recoverable resources. However, paradigm shifts in drilling and completion engineering have enabled unlocking resources from these ultra-tight formations.

The innovative idea at the base of this industrial revolution was the combination of horizontal well drilling and hydraulic fracturing, which allowed increasing the surface area available for hydrocarbon flow and overcame the slow and shallow hydrocarbon release from the source rock. This approach can be considered as a bridge between petroleum engineering based on radial diffusivity equation and mining engineering based on physically accessing and extracting the resource. To achieve the high number of hydraulic fractures needed for economical production, different execution techniques evolved and developed in what is known as horizontal multistage fracturing (HMSF) completions.

 Although HMSF is indescribably linked to SGR, it was surprisingly applied in tight gas formation and offshore sand control applications more than 30 or 40 years ago. SGR contributed to the fast development of new innovative systems engineered and deployed at scale all over North America land operations and was subsequently exported internationally in conventional, unconventional, land, and offshore applications.

This paper will cover the most common HMSF completion system types with a primary focus on unconventionals. It will encompass the evolution of these systems over the past several decades. It will also explore the opportunity case for conventional, and high permeability plays through a series of theoretical and real examples


Featured Speakers

Speaker Alberto Casero - Technical Advisor for Fracturing and Stimulation at BP

Alberto Casero is a Technical Advisor for Fracturing and Stimulation within the BP Wells Solutions where he provides techncical solutions for tight gas and shale gas fields in North America and Overseas, incluidng multistage horizontal wells.  He joined BP in 2011 after working for both International operators and Service providers, …

Alberto Casero is a Technical Advisor for Fracturing and Stimulation within the BP Wells Solutions where he provides techncical solutions for tight gas and shale gas fields in North America and Overseas, incluidng multistage horizontal wells.  He joined BP in 2011 after working for both International operators and Service providers, including ENI and Halliburton, he has been involved and leading conventional and unconventional projects around the world for 25 years, has authored numerous papers, and he is a SPE Distinguished Lecturer  He graduated at the Polytechnic of Turin with an MSc in Mining Engineering.

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Organizer

David Traugott

david.traugott@nov.com ;  936-777-6204


Date and Time

Tue, April 11, 2023

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

Registration starts on
March 1, 2023, 8 a.m.
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Location

Ovintiv Conference Room

4 Waterway Square Place
The Woodlands, TX 77380

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