March 15, 2006


Description

As reservoir qualities decline and drilling candidates move progressively toward tighter rock, the requirement for hydraulic fracturing becomes more acute. Horizontal wells provide an attractive option for maximizing reservoir contact. In many of today’s targeted reservoirs, hydraulic fracturing is a requirement regardless of whether the wellbore is vertical or horizontal. Four years ago an engineering project was launched, in cooperation with two domestic operators, to develop the capabilities of providing mechanical diversion in conjunction with multiple, transverse hydraulic fractures in openhole completions. The first such systems were installed in 2001, and successful hydraulic fracturing operations were performed.

Since those first test wells, more than 160 openhole fracturing systems have been installed, involving up to 9 individual fracturing treatments placed along the horizontal lateral. In most cases, all of the fracturing treatments are performed in a single day’s pumping operations. To-date, systems have been installed in the U.S. and western Canada at depths ranging from 4,000 to 14,700 ft TVD and up to 18,000 ft TMD. Applications have included sandstone, carbonate, coalbed methane, and shale reservoirs. Continuous pumping times for the fracturing treatments have exceeded 20 hr. Best-in-field postfrac production results have been observed in several fields.

This presentation will describe the benefits of this completion technology as an alternative to cemented liners. It will also detail the application of these completion systems using several case histories.

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Featured Speakers

Speaker Rocky Seale
International Operations Manager Packers Plus Energy Services Rocky Seale is currently the International Operations Manager for Packers Plus Energy Services. He graduated from Montana Tech with a BS degree in petroleum engineering. Since graduation in the early 90’s, he has served in various operational, technical service, business development, and managerial ...

International Operations Manager
Packers Plus Energy Services

Rocky Seale is currently the International Operations Manager for Packers Plus Energy Services. He graduated from Montana Tech with a BS degree in petroleum engineering. Since graduation in the early 90’s, he has served in various operational, technical service, business development, and managerial roles, many on a global level. Over his 15-year career he has published numerous technical papers in the areas of completions, multilaterals, and drilling systems.

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Organizer

Steve Baumgartner


Date and Time

Wed, March 15, 2006

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

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Location

The WestLake Club

570 WestLake Park Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77079
USA