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20 Sep 2023

General Meeting: Matt Paradeis - Assessing the Impact of Oriented Perforations and Frac Plug Performance in DJ Basin: A Case Study from Chevron Leveraging DarkVision Technology

When: Sep 20, 2023

Where: Fogo de Chao


Assessing the Impact of Oriented Perforations and Frac Plug Performance in DJ Basin: A Case Study from Chevron Leveraging DarkVision Technology

Chevron Rockies Business Unit began an effort in late-2022 to evaluate the effectiveness of its perforation design using modern, solid-state acoustic imaging technology. This evaluation uses DarkVision Technologies’ imaging tools deployed on coiled tubing after hydraulic fracturing, between well cleanout and running production tubing. An initial study was designed with three wells in the DJ Basin of northeastern Colorado using three different perforation schemes of various orientation. All were approximately 10,000’ laterals with dissolvable frac plugs for stage isolation.  

The three-well study revealed eye opening information regarding the frac plugs performance, both during the initial setting and during pressure pumping. Furthermore, the expected downstream impacts resulting from these findings were also observed and analyzed. This case of study highlights the key findings of the completed study, the mitigation strategy implemented, and the results obtained from such implementation.


Keynote speaker:

Matt Paradeis is senior completions engineer work for Chevron based in Denver, and primarily focusing on the DJ Basin. After graduating from Missouri University of Science & Technology with a degree in petroleum engineering, he began his career in Houston with Chevron in 2012 working as a rock mechanics specialist focusing on near-wellbore and reservoir scale geomechanics. He’s spent 8 years working deepwater assets in the Gulf of Mexico including 3.5 years as a field engineer offshore executing completions and drilling operations. He also has experience as a deepwater drilling engineer, project engineer for a 20,000psi mobile offshore drilling unit and process safety engineer. He joined the Chevron Rockies Business Unit in July 2022.


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General Meeting Group Ticket Registration Link: Click HERE

GOLD Sponsor: DarkVision

20 Sep 2023

Jack England Pass Registration Deadline

When: Sep 20, 2023


The Jack England Pass for Fall 2023 includes pre-registered tickets to all Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec SPE Denver General Meetings at a price of $160.


The Denver SPE General Meetings Program features the most recent and impactful technology developments and the latest advances in well performance analysis techniques, as well as lessons learned and best practices from operators and service companies within the oil and gas industry. This monthly cadence technical luncheon runs from September to May every year and continue serving as a conduit to maintain our distinguished audience technically updated, while simultaneously providing valuable networking opportunities to further develop those value adding business connections. Our monthly luncheons are held at Fogo de Chão downtown Denver (1513 Wynkoop St, Denver, CO 80202), typically the third month of each month from September to May. Sponsorship opportunities are available at


If you wish to have more flexibility than the Jack England pass offers, this year Denver SPE section will also be offering discounted group tickets for 2023 Sept/Oct/Nov/Dec as well as 2024 Jan/Feb/Mar/May – General Meetings. These are tickets that can be used by you or members of your organization for any of the 8 general meetings listed above. There are 3 package options:


  1. 5 tickets for $200
  2. 10 tickets for $400
  3. 20 tickets for $800


After an order is placed, a confirmation email with Promotion Code and instructions will be sent. Register using the Promo Code for any General Meeting of 2023/2024 season.

26 Sep 2023

Technical Happy Hour: Adam Block - Project Phantom - Integrating Physics With Analytics to Optimize Well Performance

When: Sep 26, 2023

Where: Ovintiv




September 26, 2023

  • 4:00 PM Happy Hour Starts
  • 4:30 PM Technical Talk followed by social until 6:00 PM



Adam Block, P.E. Reservoir Engineer, Ovintiv



Project Phantom – Integrating Physics With Analytics to Optimize Well Performance



Data-driven statistical models and physics-based simulations are both regularly applied to predict unconventional well performance. This project set out to integrate generalized ResFrac simulations with Ovintiv’s multivariate regression model to improve the predictivity of future well performance. Through the creation of a new ensemble model, Project Phantom created a tool to better predict oil production in the Midland Basin than either multivariate regression or simulation could independently.


Speaker Bio:

The Project Phantom team consisted of Mark McMclure, Charles Kang, Kerstan Wallace, Cameron Cross, Claudia Molina, and Adam Block. Adam will be sharing results from the project on the team’s behalf. A native of Cheyenne, Wyoming, Adam received B.S. degrees in Mechanical Engineering and Energy Systems Engineering from the University of Wyoming in 2017, and he is currently pursuing an MBA from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. Adam has experience in production, facilities, drilling, development, and reservoir engineering with a more recent focus on data science.


Registration Link: Here

1 Oct 2023

Denver Metro Regional Science and Engineering Fair STEAM Mentoring

When: Oct 1, 2023

Where: 1201 Larimer St, Denver, CO 80204, United States


Help Students generate science fair project ideas in small group sessions!

6 Oct 2023

Colorado School of Mines AADE-SPE Golf Tournament

When: Oct 6, 2023

Where: The Ridge at Castle Pines North


Event has been postponed until October 6th due to weather!

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