Oct. 19, 2005


Description

This presentation will review current industry practices in the Barnett shale, analyze the primary drivers of horizontal well plans, and assess some of the issues operators face in new areas of north Texas and other shale plays across the country.  As the Barnett Shale play continues to expand across north Texas, drilling rigs are finding their ways into city limits and suburban neighborhoods.  In the process, enginners are forced to adapt to the varing environments associated with the Barnett shale.  Variations in reservoir depth, pay thickness, and shale composition require multiple techniques to maximize reservoir recovery.

Completion practices have evolved as new players enter the fray, bringing with them new ideas for optimizing production.  Many operators shoot 3D seismic to better understand the structural setting of their acreage and to avoid faults and karst features which could affect well performance.  The goal of these teams is to integrate data from all available sources to maximize the degree of reservoir contact with the wellbore while limiting excessive fracture height growth.

Featured Speakers

Speaker Lee Matthews
President Cornerstone N.G. Engineering LP Lee Matthews is the president of Cornerstone N.G. Engineering LP, where he consults on horizontal drilling and completion operations for independent operators in the Barnett Shale.  Before forming Cornerstone in 2003, he worked as senior operations engineer in the Barnett Shale for Mitchell Energy and …

President
Cornerstone N.G. Engineering LP
Lee Matthews is the president of Cornerstone N.G. Engineering LP, where he consults on horizontal drilling and completion operations for independent operators in the Barnett Shale.  Before forming Cornerstone in 2003, he worked as senior operations engineer in the Barnett Shale for Mitchell Energy and Devon.  He also worked for several large independents and majors in the midcontinent, Texas panhandle, south Texas, and Gulf Coast.  Matthews has a BS degree in petroleum engineering and an MBA degree from the University of Texas.

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Organizer

Steve Baumgartner


Date and Time

Wed, Oct. 19, 2005

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

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Location

The Westlake Club

570 Westlake Park Blvd
Houston, Texas