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9 Feb 2023

2023 NASS Happy Hour

When: Feb 2, 2023

Where: Maggiano’s

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15 Feb 2023

General Meeting - Karen Olson - Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring and Calibrated Fracture Modeling

When: Feb 2, 2023

Where: Denver Athletic Club

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Host:  Society of Petroleum Engineers, Denver Section

 

Event:  February 15, 2023 General Meeting

 

Time:  February 15, 2023 11:30am-1:00pm


Speaker:  Karen Olson, Senior Completions Advisor (Well Data Labs, Inc.) and SPE Completions Technical Director

 

Title:  Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring (SWPM) and Calibrated Fracture Modeling: The next step in Unconventional Completions Optimization (SPE 212367-MS)

 

Presentation Abstract:

Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring (SWPM) has been utilized across North and South America Basins with over 16,000 stages monitored as of June 2022. Since May 2020, the analysis procedure has been automated using a cloud-based software platform designed to ingest, process, and analyze high-frequency hydraulic fracturing data (Iriarte et al., 2021). A real time option of SWPM was also developed to aid in real time fracturing decisions (Ramirez et al., 2022).

 The latest development is the added capability of a fracture model that can automatically history match the volume to first responses (VFRs) determined from SWPM. This next level allows for the matching of the VFRs and the visualization of the resulting fracture geometries from a fully-coupled fracture propagation, reservoir, and geomechanics simulator. The simulator is capable of accounting for complex processes such as poroelastic stress changes from depletion, allowing for evaluation of complex interactions of fracture propagation and depletion. Insights gained from this process allows the operator to optimize their completion design faster and with fewer field trials.

 This presentation focus is a case study of the DOE Eagle Ford refracturing project where a range of completion designs were trialed while monitoring offset SWPM and fiber optic strain. The resulting VFRs of the SWPM project were compared to the fiber data and then used to calibrate the fracture model.

Conclusions of the DOE project will show the optimum cluster spacing, cluster count and stage spacing as confirmed by the SWPM analysis and the fracture modeling.

 


Speaker Biography:

Karen Olson is a Senior Completions Advisor for Well Data Labs, Inc.  Previously Karen was the Technology Director for Southwestern Energy Company.

Ms. Olson has been a Completion/Reservoir Engineer for almost 40 years, starting her career as a Frac Engineer for The Western Company of North America. She has also worked at Holditch and Associates, Mobil, and BP working Deepwater GOM, Onshore Unconventionals & Conventionals and the North Sea.

 Karen has been active with SPE and is currently the SPE Completions Technical Director.

Karen holds a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering from LSU and a MS degree in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M.  She has been honored as a Distinguished Alumni Graduate in Petroleum Engineering from Texas A&M and currently serves on the Texas A&M Petroleum Engineering Department Industry Advisory Board and the SPE Board of Directors. 

15 Feb 2023

SPE International Award Nomination Deadline

When: Feb 2, 2023

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SPE Awards

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International awards recognize individuals who make significant technical and professional contributions to the petroleum engineering profession and to the worldwide oil and gas industry. (Go to petrowiki.spe.org/Taxonomy to learn about technical taxonomy.)

Regional awards recognize members who contribute exceptional service and leadership within SPE, as well as making significant professional contributions within their technical disciplines at the SPE regional level.

International awards are presented during ATCE.
Regional awards are presented at local events.

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21 Feb 2023

Volunteer at the Denver Rescue Mission

When: Feb 2, 2023

Where: Denver Rescue Mission

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Please help SPE Denver Section give back to the Denver Rescue Mission by serving breakfast at their Lawrence Street location.

 

Please arrive by 6:45 and plan to stay till 8:30

 

For more info Contact Nicolas Cosca at [email protected]

21 Feb 2023

February - Completions Technical Happy Hour

When: Feb 2, 2023

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Host:  Society of Petroleum Engineers, Denver Section

 

Event:  Tuesday February 21st, 2023 Technical Happy Hour

 

Time:  February 21st, 2023 4-6 pm (HH at 4, Talk at 430, Social until 6)

 

Location:  DERL

 

Sponsor: DynaEnergetics

 

Study Group Category:  Completions

 

Speaker:  Phil Churchwell, Completions Manager, Tap Rock Resources


Title:  Optimization of Perforation Efficiency in the Delaware Basin Through Perforating and Innovative Perforating Charge: A Case Study

 

Abstract:

This case study looked to identify a perforation design and a perforation charge that measurably increases Perforation Efficiency (PE) and reduces PE variability from stage to stage. Achieving these goals allows for more economic fracture surface area generation as well as more informed decisions toward frac design and full field development.

Primarily relying on industry-standard pre-fracture Step-Down Tests (SDT) to estimate number of perforation holes open, a variety of strategies and technologies were tested by altering perforation friction, orientation, entry hole diameter (EHD), perforations per cluster (PPC), and charge type. The trial was performed across multiple horizons in the Delaware Basin, consisting of over 4,500 stages from 193 wells across 13 horizons from the 1st Bone Spring Sand to the Wolfcamp C in Lea and Eddy Counties, New Mexico.

With the legacy perforation strategy and technology, the operator historically achieved a probability 50 (P50) using the cumulative distribution function (CDF) of 47% of perforations open pre-fracture. Utilizing eXtreme Limited Entry (XLE), 0 degree-oriented perforating, larger EHD, single perforation clusters, and a shaped charge which increases the reservoir contact area, the operator was able to increase the CDF P50 to 93% of perforations open pre-fracture.

This straightforward trial allowed the operator to meaningfully reduce the cost of operations while type curves were met or exceeded. Contributing to the success of this field trial was a clear and restricted design of the experiment in combination with a special shale-optimized perforating charge designed for greater near wellbore reservoir contact area.

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