Permian Basin Section

  • SPE Permian Basin Section Meeting - Rapid Completion Optimization Using Particulate Oil-Soluble Trac

    Jan 18, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)
    ​ Rapid Completion Optimization Using Particulate Oil-Soluble Tracers Jon LaRue, Ph.D. Spectrum Tracer Services a NCS Multistage business Objective/Scope Application of multiple stimulation designs in a single lateral with unique particulate oil-soluble tracers (OSTs) yields discrete data for post-completion statistical assessment. The same technique is used, holding the completion design constant, for discernment of geological characteristics as each tracer generates its own decline-curve in the unique lithology across the wellbore. The statistically significant data provided by OSTs leads to rapid optimization of completion designs and wellbore placement compared to single well analysis. Methods/Procedures/Process Solid particulate OSTs differ from liquid OSTs in that the particulates remain locked in the proppant pack in-situ after the frac pressure wave has subsided. Formation pressure will not force the solid tracer back into the wellbore as it can with liquid tracers. The unique chemistry of OSTs allows the tracing chemicals to dissolve into produced oil, and be transported to the surface for laboratory analysis. Two different scenarios applying OST data analysis are detailed in this paper: 1. Multi-stage laterals utilized alternating stim designs in the same well 2. Wellbores traversing multiple target zones identified unique geological variations via analysis of OST recovery data. Results/Obervations/Conclusion Four kilograms of OST tracer was pumped into each stage, along with alternate proppant loadings of 900/1,400/1,900 lbs/ft. OST recovery data analysis showed larger proppant loading improved well economics. A subsequent test of 1,900 vs 3,000 lbs/ft loading yielded diminishing economic returns. Utilizing a dataset of over 80 wells, these results were corroborated giving evidence the solid oil-soluble tracers accelerated stimulation design optimization. The dynamics of OST recovery provided insight into the uniqueness of reservoir layering. Some layers exhibited strong, but transient, initial tracer recovery; while other zones produced OST longer and more consistently. This data led the operator to identify the optimal economic landing zones that significantly improved well economics.
    Midland, TX, United States

  • SPE-YP Happy Hour Sponored by Production Lift Companies

    Jan 25, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM (CT)
    ​ SPE YP Happy Hour January 25th, 2018      Sponsor: Production Lift Companies @      Location: The Blue Door     RSVP: @ ​
    Midland, TX, United States

  • SPE-YP Meeting - Insights from Downhole Data - Nabors Well Service

    Jan 30, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)
    ​ January 30 th , 2018      Speaker: Chris Viens- Nabors           Topic:  “Insights from Downhole Data”      Sponsor: Nabors Well Service      Location: PPDC        RSVP:    @ speypjan.bpt.met
    Midland, TX, United States

  • SPE Permian Basin SEction Meeting - Fracture-driven Interactions between Horizontal Wells

    Feb 15, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)
    ​ Fracture-driven Interactions between Horizontal Wells Abstract Well-to-well communication is usually observed in horizontal wells with multiple closely-spaced hydraulic fractures and is often caused by, and in response to, interactions between the created fractures in the same well, and with fractures in adjacent offset wells. This communication manifests itself through an increase in the pressure of the passive well, sometimes transfer of fracturing fluid and proppant, and often by early or delayed production interference. This presentation discusses how to identify the causes of these interactions, and explores ways of minimizing or eliminating their mechanical, chemical, or physical damage to the wellbore and reservoir. Ali Daneshy is president of Daneshy Consultants Int’l and Adjunct Prof. of Petroleum Engineering at University of Houston. He has 49 years of experience in the oil and gas industry and more than 50 technical papers related to hydraulic fracturing. He is the recipient of SPE Honorary Member, Distinguished Service and Distinguished Member awards. He is also the co-Editor-in-Chief of Hydraulic Fracturing Journal, a quarterly publication dedicated to technology and operations of hydraulic fracturing.
    Midland, TX, United States

  • SPE YP- Liberty Oil Field Services Happy Hour

    Feb 22, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM (CT)
    SPE YP & Liberty Oilfield Services Happy Hour February 22 nd , 2018      Sponsor: Liberty Frac      Location: The Blue Door     RSVP: @
    Midland, TX, United States

  • Improving Permian Basin Well Economics Using a Physics-Based Multi-Variated Analysis Approach

    Feb 27, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM (CT)
    ​ February 27 th , 2018      Speaker: Leen Weijers, VP of Engineering at Liberty Oilfield Services           Topic:  “Improving Permian Basin Well Economics Using a Physics-Based Multi-Variated Analysis Approach”      Sponsor: Liberty Frac      Location: PPDC        RSVP: @ ​
    Midland, TX, United States

  • SPE-PB Annual Clay Shoot

    Apr 13, 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM (CT)
    ​More to come later.
    United States