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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196581-MS
..., including plunger fall, gas injection, pressure buildup, and production. First, the GAPL well production history was analyzed to evaluate the well operating condition. Then, a transient simulator was used to model the well flow behavior and production performance with GAPL. The study demonstrated the GAPL...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196606-MS
... minimize nonproductive time (NPT). Frac plugs plays vital role in hydraulic fracturing in isolating the multiple zones of the wellbore for operations up to 10,000 psi pressure and 250°F temperature. In this paper advanced computational analysis is conducted to optimize the composite frac plug design for...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196602-MS
... Abstract In the past ten years, hydraulic fracturing technology and strategies have made major improvements in the operational efficiency and economic performance of shale well completions. Much of this advancement was derived in the past three years as a response to the global downturn in oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting, October 7–11, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191823-18ERM-MS
... is widely appreciated in a variety of applications, but its potential has not been fully tapped in the oil and gas industry. This paper presents a review compiling several years of Data Analytics applications in the drilling operations. This review discusses the benefits, deficiencies of the present...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting, October 7–11, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191773-18ERM-MS
... Abstract "Gas migration" has been the catch phrase of the Appalachian Basin in the northeastern part of the US for years. As demonstrated in a previous study, optimal displacement efficiency can be obtained by rotating casing during the entirety of the cement operation, providing uniform cement...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting, October 7–11, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191819-18ERM-MS
... Abstract Significant effort around bacteria monitoring has been a focus since July 2016. Water testing program covers all operating areas including southwestern Pennsylvania and Marshall county, West Virginia. The program began with most probable number (MPN); otherwise known as serial...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 4–6, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187522-MS
... agencies generally (but not always) include: monthly wellhead pressure, max permit pressure, monthly-injected volume, max-monthly injected volume, injection depth, total depth, tubing/casing design, and test parameters/results. Operational data – from monthly pressure and volume monitoring - is used to...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 13–15, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184055-MS
... Abstract Characterization of the lateral heterogeneity of reservoir properties is an important consideration during the design of horizontal completion operations in unconventional plays. Traditional geometric designs do not differentiate adjoining rocks based on lateral heterogeneity. This...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177289-MS
... giant" gas field. ( King, 2015 ). Upstream Oil & Gas Washington air emission information july 2015 requirement US government air quality compliance operation operator EPA completion emission limit dep engine natural gas Ohio Pennsylvania internal combustion engine emission...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177313-MS
... operational modifications and in overall drilling optimization. These statistical methods are readily incorporated into real time drilling optimization procedures, first through a passive diagnostic tool, and subsequently through an integrated real-time control loop. This paper presents statistical learning...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177284-MS
... producing interval. Likewise, operators are looking to maximize the volume of reservoir rock that is fracture stimulated, using horizontal drilling to create lateral sections and combining this with the efficient placement of propped fracturing treatment. Nevertheless, individual fracturing of numerous...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177292-MS
... Abstract Midstream pipelines moving produced fluids from shale plays are susceptible to a number of potential internal corrosion threats. Although the quality of transported commodities is governed by sales agreements between producers and pipeline operators, there are practical limitations to...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177294-MS
... risks. well control bubble point pressure gas solubility Upstream Oil & Gas simulator drilling fluids and materials circulation rate heavy mud horizontal well solubility driller pit gain operation shoe pressure annular pressure drilling OBM choke pressure Pump Rate wait-and...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177287-MS
... Abstract A cementing quality assurance process is presented which uses a project management approach to cementing operations from job design through execution to enhance the chances for successful zonal isolation on primary cement jobs. The process incorporates proven industry best practices...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171017-MS
... while tripping (psi) 140 350 Average ROP (ft/hr) 150 70-120 Abstract After a blowout event that destroyed a rig, incurring in environmental issues as well as personnel injuries, loss of credibility for all parties involved in the drilling operation and loss of confidence for...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171014-MS
... Drilling) has provided advancements in the way unconventional reservoirs are evaluated in order to optimize completion designs. Although unconventional reservoir drilling operations are mainly focused on lateral placement and Time vs Depth to decrease drilling costs, a shift to a formation evaluation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165693-MS
... complete bacteria reduction, reducing the cost of bacteria control chemicals needed during hydraulic fracture. An operator needed a solution to treat water held in multiple earthen impoundments. The flowback and produced waters in these impoundments contained significant bacteria, dissolved iron, H...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165690-MS
... Abstract One constant in every process plant is the high number and diversity of valves that control the flow of feedstock, products and service liquids and gases. The ergonomic issues associated with the design, operation and maintenance of valves include: Physical stress to open and close...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165699-MS
.... One major challenge is remediation and prevention of annular pressure buildup. Recently, using resin sealant technologies during remediation operations has effectively and completely eliminated unwanted annular gas flow and pressure buildup in problematic wells. A key property of resin is its ability...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165708-MS
... economically-challenged Marcellus Shale into a dynamic energy resource. Those who have realized the potential and positive impacts of Marcellus Shale gas have described this boom as nothing short of revolutionary. The development of this unconventional play has challenged operational thinking and created an...

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