Optimizing Refracture Treatments in Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs - PEICE

Venue: Houston

Location: Houston, United States

Event Date/Time: Oct 17, 2011 End Date/Time: Oct 19, 2011
Registration Date: Oct 17, 2011
Early Registration Date: Oct 17, 2011
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This 3-day course is designed for engineers, geoscientists, and asset managers seeking improved production from refracture treatments in both conventional and unconventional reservoirs. The course will help participants maximize asset value by estimating what original stimulation treatment production results should have been, and comparing these estimates to actual results. The course will focus on using the "Completion Efficiency" Process (SPE 90483 and 125008) to help identify underperforming assets. Diagnostic techniques such as production logs, tracers, and decline curve analysis are discussed to enhance performance analysis. The unique requirements for nanodarcy shale oil and gas reservoirs are discussed in detail. A comprehensive review of "best practices" from the evaluation of over 1200 wells in past field studies is provided to aid in the optimization of future or existing well completions. Participants will receive a comprehensive log analysis spreadsheet that includes calculation of all inputs required to develop calibrated permeability and stress profiles. Completion Efficiency case studies are provided, and participants are encouraged to provide local examples for discussion of model implementation and "best practices" for their areas of activity. Participants are requested to bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel and Adobe Reader installed.

A complete set of course materials and lunches are included.


Remaining Mobile Hydrocarbons in Existing Wellbores

Review of Basic Log Analysis Techniques

Log Quality Control and Calibration Steps

Log Data Normalization

Well Performance Model Data Requirements-Conventional and Shale Reservoirs

Net Pay Determination Using Core and Production Data

Permeability, Rock Properties and Reservoir Pressure Model Calibration to Field Data

Integration of Rock Properties, Permeability, and Reservoir Pressure Models

Production Decline Curve Analysis

Instructor(s):Robert Barba

Bob Barba begain his career by spending 10 years with a major international oilfield services company as an open hole field engineer, sales engineer, and product development manager. Since then, he has spent 19 years consulting to companies on petrophysics and completion optimization. Bob served as a SPE Distinguished Lecturer on integrating petrophysics with the hydraulic fracture treatment optimization process. He has focused on the integration of petrophysics with completion designs in a variety of reservoirs in North America, conducted numerous field studies for operators evaluating the "completion efficiency" of over 1200 wells, and provided "best practices" recommendations based on the study results (SPE 90483). His latest SPE paper (125008) focuses on the refracturing optimization process. He has been responsible for the petrophysical analysis of 35 major fields worldwide as part of integrated reservoir characterization studies identifying remaining mobile hydrocarbons. Bob has authored 33 technical papers on the integration of petrophysics with completion designs, horizontal wells, and reservoir characterization projects. His most recent major consulting project has been optimizing completion practices in horizontal shale wells for a major operator in the Marcellus shale. Bob has a BS from the US Naval Academy and MBA from the University of Florida. He is also a member of the SPE, SPWLA, AAPG, and Petroleum Society of the Canadian CIM.

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Additional Information

Delivery Method: Classroom Training
Fee: $ 2195 USD
Early Bird Fee: $ 1,975.50 USD Enroll prior to Sep 2, 2011, nonrefundable
Location Houston, TX
Availability: 5 or more seats available

Sessions: Date Start Time - End Time
1. Monday, October 17, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
2. Tuesday, October 18, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
3. Wednesday, October 19, 2011 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM