A systematic approach to optimize stimulation treatments on a field-wide basis has been developed for the Gray Sand reservoir, a member of the Smackover formation, in the Cotton Valley field of northwest Louisiana. Since the inception of the program, productivity increased 72%, costs reduced 14% and service quality significantly improved by
a team approach between operator and service company
the application of technology to design and optimization
tracking and evaluation of results.
This paper presents the results and advantages of using this three-step approach to optimize stimulation treatments in the Gray Sand reservoir. However, this methodology can be effectively applied to any field to optimize productivity and costs.