Permian Basin: Evolution of Completion Designs in the Permian Basin – One Operator’s Adventure
During the course of a multi-well drilling program in the Midland Basin of west Texas, an independent operator was disappointed in the production performance of their vertical Wolfcamp completions. Subsequent post-frac treatment analysis, 3-D fracture modeling, and production history matching indicated that although the current completion program could be considered “adequate” to stimulate the Wolfcamp interval, additional completion effectiveness could be realized through a combination of improved reservoir description (using conventional log data) and optimization of the perforation program and fracture treatment designs.
This presentation discusses the methodology and processes utilized that allowed one operator to go from a “cookie cutter” field development approach to a customized completion program specifically designed and optimized for each individual well.
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