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SPE | A Generational Crisis: Developing a Section with Multiple Infill Wells

Date: Tuesday, February 4, 2020 Speaker: Farhan Alimahomed (Schlumberger Canada) Location: Calgary Petroleum Club (319 Fifth Ave SW, Calgary)

Cost: $15 (student)

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As well density in a section increases, drilling and completions decisions regarding the stimulation of infill wells are increasingly informed by changes in the in-situ stress, mechanical properties, and material balance that result from depletion around parent wells. This is a multifaceted reservoir-dependent four-dimensional problem with many different dependencies. Projects involving parent-child interactions during the completion phase are carefully planned using sound engineering principles to avoid negative effects of depletion and fracture hits. Here, we present a case study from a section development in the Wolfcamp formation with multiple infill wells drilled at various times. We will cover an understanding of the local geological heterogeneity, real-time pressure monitoring program, an active parent well defense strategy, far field fracture geometry control application, and real time stimulation program sequencing and design changes.

Speaker Bio:

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 the last 5 years being part of the production technology group. In his current role, his focus is on the integration of services across various product lines to solve challenges around 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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