Jan. 17, 2007


Description

This presentation deals with the integration of microseismic fracture mapping with numerical production modeling of fracture networks in the Barnett Shale.  An approach is presented in which the fracture network measured with microseismic mapping is approximated with a numerical production simulator that discretely models the network structure in both vertical and horizontal wells.

The results of this work illustrate how different fracture network characteristics impact well performance, information critical for improving future horizontal well completion and fracturing strategies in the Barnett Shale.  Some of these fracture network characteristics include the number of fracture stages along the lateral, length of the lateral, treatment sizes, perforation strategies, and fracture network conductivity.  It will be demonstrated that the integration of microseismic mapping results with production modeling can be a very useful tool for optimizing well placement in the Barnett Shale or similar types of reservoirs.

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Featured Speakers

Speaker Michael Mayerhofer
Applied Diagnostics Engineering Manager Pinnacle Technologies Michael Mayerhofer is the Applied Diagnostics Engineering Manager for Pinnacle Technologies in Houston.  His responsibilities include the application of tiltmeter and microseismic fracture mapping results for optimizing fracture completions, well placement, and infill drilling strategies.  Prior to joining Pinnacle Technologies in 1997, he worked ...

Applied Diagnostics Engineering Manager
Pinnacle Technologies

Michael Mayerhofer is the Applied Diagnostics Engineering Manager for Pinnacle Technologies in Houston.  His responsibilities include the application of tiltmeter and microseismic fracture mapping results for optimizing fracture completions, well placement, and infill drilling strategies.  Prior to joining Pinnacle Technologies in 1997, he worked for Union Pacific Resources in Ft. Worth.  He has a Ph.D. degree in Petroleum Engineering from the Mining University Leoben in Austria.  He has coauthored numerous technical papers and journal articles.  He is a past member of the SPE Well Completions Committee and currently serves on the JPT Editorial Committee.



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Organizer

Steve Baumgartner


Date and Time

Wed, Jan. 17, 2007

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