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SPE | Accelerating Field Development; Learning from Field Diagnostics in Staked Pay Reservoir

Date: Tuesday, March 31, 2020 Speaker: Theo van der Werken, Asset Manager @ Birchcliff Energy and Mason MacKay Geomechanics Specialist @ Birchcliff Energy Location: Calgary Petroleum Club Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM Cost: Students: $15 Abstract:

For an intermediate producer, accelerating the field development strategy is a critical step to realize tangible value. This presentation focuses on how the operational business process of integrating field based trials, physics based modelling, and data science can come together to inform change and optimize design. Numerous diagnostic data-sets were acquired during a stacked multi-layer pad development. These diagnostics were used to assess the underlying physical mechanisms at the cluster, well and pad scales. A detailed look into diagnostic agreement, cluster behavior, hydraulic fracture complexity, stress shadowing and depletion is presented. Through the identification of the key physical drivers during hydraulic fracture growth, field development design was further optimized on subsequent pads.

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