Tuesday, April 24, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CT
SPE OKC Reservoir Study Group
Twin Hills Country Club, April 24th, 2018, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Valuable Experiences in Numerical Modeling of Unconventionals, and (Some Scary) Innovations to Expect Next
Chet Ozgen, Co-Founder and Technical Director of NITEC LLC
In this presentation, we will start with some early examples of unconventional modeling attempts in the Bakken and Three Forks resources. Topics will cover early attempts to incorporate microseismic information for SRV determination, an explanation for the suppressed GOR behavior, and erroneous modeling conclusions when injected fluids are not accounted for. Eagle Ford examples will address modeling of weakness planes (sub-seismic faults in an extensional geologic setting?), outcomes of well bashing, and the impact of stimulation practices on well production performance. In the Permian, we will address the source of the produced water, and the complications associated with well placement and spacing decisions. The presentation will end with the review of upcoming unconventional features in (a particular) numerical simulation software package, followed by the expected role of artificial intelligence (deep learning) programs in eliminating most of the reservoir engineering jobs – oops, meant to say tasks.
Mr. Ozgen is one of the founders and the Technical Director of NITEC LLC, an international oil and gas reservoir engineering consulting firm located in Denver, Colorado. At NITEC, he has performed or managed reservoir studies involving dry gas, as condensate, volatile oil, and black-oil fields. Reservoir depositional environments have included Eolian, fluvial, deltaic, near-shore, turbidites, volcanics, and shales. Studies have involved a high degree of specialization in naturally fractured reservoirs for clastic, basalt, granite, and carbonate environments, and recently, hydraulically fractured shale plays. Besides reservoir engineering and numerical simulation, his research interests include artificial intelligence-based software development. Mr. Ozgen has published technical papers on various aspects of numerical simulation, and is the coauthor of the SPE Primer on Reservoir Simulation. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering (Elsevier Publishing) and has served as a Member of the Editorial Board. Within the Society of Petroleum Engineers, he chairs the Forum Series Coordination Committee. He has chaired Industry Forums and Applied Technology Workshops, and has been an invited speaker for SPWLA and SPE events. From 1982 to 1985, Mr. Ozgen was employed at Sohio Petroleum Corporation (now BP), and from 1985 to 1993, he worked for Scientific Software-Intercomp, Inc. (SSI). Since 2014, he has been a Director/Partner at Ridgeway Kite Software Ltd. (UK). Mr. Ozgen holds B.Sc. degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Pittsburgh and M.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering from Stanford University.
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OKC, OK, United States