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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-200000-MS
... Abstract An Augmented AI approach has been developed to optimize completion design parameters and access the full potential of unconventional assets by leveraging big data sculpting, domain-induced feature engineering, and robust and explainable machine learning models with quantified...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189779-MS
... methods were modeled and then subjected to an NPV optimization to determine the ideal configuration. Finally, an uncertainty assessment was performed on each process to quantify the risk and determine the most impactful parameters. Figure 4 Workflow Used in the Study. Independent...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189810-MS
... Abstract The objective of optimizing a fracture design is to spend the least amount of money and get the most productivity out of the reservoir by stimulating and contacting as much reservoir rock as possible. This paper presents a unique workflow that addresses in real-time the challenges of...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189824-MS
... implementation of an innovative approach for improving oil recovery by water injection optimization with Injection Control Devices (ICD's) in unconventional reservoirs. Over the past decade, operators in Southeast Saskatchewan have been continually innovating and finding efficiencies to improving water...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185031-MS
... Jafarpour , B. 2014 . Optimization of Hydraulic Fracturing Design under Spatially Variable Shale Fracability . SPE Paper 169521 presented at SPE Western North American and Rocky Mountain Joint Regional Meeting , Denver, Colorado, USA . Pg. 1 – 16 . Jahandideh , A. , and Jafarpour , B...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185075-MS
... Abstract Many operators have used in the past various methods to analyze and optimize the horizontal well (HW) completions in the Eagle Ford play with varied results. Typically, such methods focus on different parts of this complex problem in relative isolation and as a consequence do not...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185064-MS
... Parkman As a result of the analysis of the DAS/DTS data, Devon was able to remove a significant amount of uncertainty and risk related to frac geometry and placement, leading to a marked improvement in the value of completion and well spacing optimization decisions, which provided a strong return...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference – Canada, September 30–October 2, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171601-MS
... integrated into the geomechanics model. Therefore, the wellbore stability polar plot with shale bedding impact can be used to optimize well trajectory and mud weights in the shale formation with shale bedding. Abstract It is well known that shale can be a problematic lithology that is capable of...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference – Canada, September 30–October 2, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171608-MS
... azimuths. The development of resource plays is now incorporating geophysics. Workflows have been developed that make 3D seismic data relevant to unconventional resource optimisation and to improve the economics of exploration and development. This can be achieved by constructing models, incorporating data...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-167237-MS
... − 4 ( D T S D T C ) 2 − 1 ] Poisson’s ratio is calculated using DTC and DTS ( Eq. 2 ): Abstract In this study of fracture design applications in the Cardium formation, a workflow designed to address the optimization of fracture size, fracture spacing, and...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-167246-MS
... economically, it is essential to optimize not only the locations of hydraulic fracture (HF) stages along the given wellbore, but also the wellbore trajectory inside the reservoir. To deal with these two challenges simultaneously and in a seamless fashion, a framework of numerical optimization algorithms can be...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-168227-MS
... physical optimization in this work is done with the Unified Fracture Design (UFD), partitioning the well length and employing a large number of fractures. Design of each fracture is treated separately with an allocated drainage area allowing different aspects ratios in each iteration of design. The UFD...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, October 30–November 1, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-161641-MS
... for a crack extending from – c to + c on the x axis can be derived Abstract We have published already a three-layer p -3D fracture design optimization using the Unified Fracture Design (UFD) approach; fracture height, resulting from fracture geometry optimization and therefore net pressure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, October 30–November 1, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-162734-MS
... production as a function of optimal hydraulic fracturing recipes and completion installations. This paper will discuss the systematic approach taken by well construction engineers to optimize drilling performance through bit selection coupled with vibration mitigation and hydraulics optimization. Further...
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Paper presented at the Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, November 15–17, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-144455-MS
... correct selection and utilization of drilling equipment including bits, drilling fluids, hydraulics and downhole tools is paramount. To optimize operations, a holistic approach was adopted to create a drilling "road map" utilizing several application software systems. These software tools enable engineers...
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Paper presented at the Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, November 15–17, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-148947-MS
... subpressured conditions has not been reported in the literature. In this work, an innovative procedure is presented for estimation of pore pressure and optimization of wells drilled in the abnormally subpressured Deep Basin of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin (WCSB). The procedure starts with detailed...
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Paper presented at the Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, November 15–17, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-149010-MS
... Abstract Many Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage (SAGD) optimization studies published in the literature combined numerical simulation with graphical or analytical techniques for design and performance evaluation. There have been numerous efforts that integrated the simulation exercise with global...
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Paper presented at the Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference, October 19–21, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-137427-MS
... terms for the Discounted Value objective function. Table 1 presents the data used for the NPV calculation. Two optimization cases were performed in this study. Table 1 Data used for NPV calculation Variables Unit Value Steam Cost −$37.74/m 3 Oil Revenue $251.2/m 3 Well...
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Paper presented at the Canadian Unconventional Resources and International Petroleum Conference, October 19–21, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-137416-MS
... The goal of this study was to optimize spacing of horizontal wellbore fractures, multilaterals, and wellbores using a combination of reservoir and fracture simulation for both oil and gas reservoirs ( Soliman et al. 1990 , ( 1996 ). The intent of this paper is to provide meaningful examples of...

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