Date(s) - 02/12/2019
11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Development of the Stacked Pay in the Permian Basin
North America has seen an unprecedented boom in pad drilling over the last few years, with operators targeting multiple reservoirs on one section, using stacked wells. While pad drilling and multi-stage, multi-well zipper hydraulic fracturing operations has led to a significant gain in operation efficiency, there are many sub-surface challenges that still leads to variable production results.
This presentation will show workflows that couple hydraulic fracture modelling and reservoir simulation is used to understand fracture and production interference. Hydraulic fracture stress shadow interactions are considered for cluster-to-cluster, stage-to-stage as well as inter-well. The coupling of data from various sub-surface domains allows to capture the highly complex environment of the unconventional reservoirs. Various combination of stacked and staggered laterals are investigated to determine optimum pad configuration.
This cube development (stacked and staggered laterals) is both challenging, and exciting, and I will show the results of the optimization study in the Midland and Delaware sub-basins in the Permian Basin. The methodology described in this presentation is transferrable to all conventional and unconventional stacked pay reservoirs.
The presentation is a summary of SPE-187496-MS and URTeC 2875581.
Farhan Alimahomed is the regional technology domain manager for OneStim at Schlumberger based in Calgary, Canada. He started his career at Schlumberger in 2013 as a field engineer for stimulation in Midland, Texas, and spent 5 years being part of the production technology group. In his current role, his focus is on the integration of data from various domains such as geology, petrophysics, geomechanics, hydraulic fracturing and reservoir engineering for optimizing completion designs, well spacing and stacking, parent-child well interactions and overall field development planning. Alimahomed obtained a Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai and a Master’s in Petroleum Engineering from Texas Tech University in 2012.
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