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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177321-MS
... are compiled from well-level production data to gauge productivity differences between different parts of the plays. A drilling schedule is applied to the type curves to arrive at a production forecast for the various regions. Using the type curves and processing plant data, a natural gas liquids production...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177313-MS
... Abstract A method for predicting torque and drag has been developed which is based on statistical learning models and which utilizes parameters routinely measured while drilling. Real time prediction of torque and drag during drilling has particular significance in on-the-fly rig floor...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171006-MS
... as the volume of wells drilled and their data may not be attainable to make an informed decision on the reservoir. In the exploration phase core measurements are essential to determine the potential of the resource; gas desorption is the only way to measure gas-in-place for both shale and coal bed...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171032-MS
... The well plan will dictate the required Dog Leg Severity (DLS) for the various sections to be drilled by the PDM BHA. As DLS is proportional to the bend angle on the PDM for a given BHA configuration, typically two BHAs are used in the shale plays; one with a higher bend angle for building...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171024-MS
... Underbalanced drilling is the state where the hydrostatic pressure exerted by the fluid column is less than the pore pressure of the formation. A simple change of pore pressure or equivalent fluid density may unknowingly transition into underbalanced drilling and represent a kick scenario...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171014-MS
..., there have been recent breakthroughs on the azimuthal benefits of measuring the shear slowness in the fast and slow directions. An LWD Sonic tool which is continuously rotating while drilling can azimuthally bin the semblance into 16 sectors, recording 16 compressional and 16 shear arrivals along the entire...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165684-MS
... Based on above formula, the change of circumferential stress with borehole geometry is analyzed in gas drilling ( Fig 2 ). Fig 2 The relationship between circumferential stress and circumferential angle In the above figure, m is the ratio of minor axis and long axis. Consequence...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-161301-MS
... Abstract Casing drilling is used as an alternative to conventional drilling with drillpipe in order to reduce non-productive time. The smaller annular space in casing drilling elevates the annular pressure loss considerably at similar flow rates in conventional drilling. Consequently...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-136897-MS
... Abstract The Piceance Basin is one of several unconventional gas resources that have been the subject of intense industry activity throughout onshore North America. Due to challenged Rocky Mountain natural gas prices and a recent high cost environment, drilling and completing wells quickly...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-139007-MS
... Abstract In shale plays where horizontal wells are often required to achieve profitability, a common industry practice is to start evaluation of a prospect by drilling vertical or low-angle wells. Extensive formation evaluation measurements, which are then used as points of reference...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-117591-MS
... well logs and other existing data as well as performing a 2-D surface seismic survey around the proposed well location. This information was then used to design the stratigraphic test well and data collection methodology. The test well was drilled in early 2007 and completed in January 2008. Wireline...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-117758-MS
...-to-application interaction allowing automated workflows. Upstream Oil & Gas remote control Artificial Intelligence wellsite knowledge application rig real time system infrastructure Exhibition real-time decision connectivity Drilling society of petroleum engineers information fusion...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-119227-MS
... Abstract Formation evaluation (FE) while drilling is an established technique in horizontal well orientations for unconventional reservoirs such as the Barnett Shale. Due to constrained well economics, special care is taken to acquire cost-effective information quickly to maximize lateral...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional/AAPG Eastern Section Joint Meeting, October 11–15, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-117695-MS
... in many applications. However, previous attempts to apply PDC technology in air/foam drilling environments have proven unsuccessful primarily due to excessively rapid cutter wear. A successful test of modern PDC bit designs has been conducted in a foam drilling application of the Appalachian Basin...
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Paper presented at the Eastern Regional Meeting, October 17–19, 2007
Paper Number: SPE-111211-MS
... completions may reduce the use of deviated wellbores. However, environmental concerns for reducing surface footprints during land drilling could increase the use of deviated wellbores. This paper will review the factors most critical to successful placement of hydraulic fracturing treatments in deviated...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 11–13, 2006
Paper Number: SPE-104563-MS
... Abstract In conventional drilling a majority of drilling problems occur during tripping such as key seating and wall sticking. This leads to increase in rig time hence cost is unnecessarily high, especially in deep sea drilling. Conventional drilling techniques use rotary drill bits which...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 11–13, 2006
Paper Number: SPE-104479-MS
... & Gas air injection project buffalo red river unit Buffalo field red river unit Drilling investment cash flow waterflooding payout time West Buffalo HPAI project injection economics conversion operation oil price Capital investment SPE 104479 Air Injection and Waterflood Performance...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 11–13, 2006
Paper Number: SPE-104576-MS
... have improved cement bond quality in the Appalachian basin. When drilling in the Appalachian basin, encountering hard sandstone, fractured shale, and coals with low pore pressure gradients is very common. The fractured shales and coals may present problems when cementing the well. These problems...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 17–19, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-72373-MS
...., fax 01-972-952-9435. Abstract This paper is a case study of a Coiled Tubing Drilling (CTD) project in which a lateral extension was drilled from an existing wellbore into a gas storage reservoir. The project took place in the Donegal Storage Field located in Southwestern Pennsylvania. The gas storage...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 17–19, 2001
Paper Number: SPE-72372-MS
.... It is highly desirable for production engineers to be able to establish well IPR from wellhead-pressure measurements. This paper demonstrates that a mechanistic model originally developed for modeling gas, water, oil, and solid particle 4-phase flow in borehole drilling can be employed for establishing IPR...

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