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When:  Apr 17, 2024 from 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM (CT)
Where:   Brookhaven College Room H125, 3939 Valley View Lane, Brookhaven College Building H, Farmers Branch, TX, 75244, US
Community:   Dallas Section


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Brookhaven College Room H125
3939 Valley View Lane, Brookhaven College Building H
Farmers Branch, TX 75244

Apr 17, 11:30 AM - 01:00 PM (CT)


Title: CapEx Management Lessons: Real-Time Pipe Friction and Perforation Efficiency Optimization Using Surface Based Acoustic Measurements

Bio: Michael Mullett, B.S. in Petroleum Engineering with a minor in Business from Louisiana State University, has over 5 years of experience in completions operations between SLB and Seismos, conducting work in most basins across the Lower 48. Currently an account manager on Seismos' upstream engineering team with primary regional focus on the Permian and Eagle Ford shale plays.


Poor perforation efficiency and excessively high treating pressures arise from subsurface problems that lead to increased pumping costs and cluster overcapitalization in the range of $400,000/well upfront. This is before taking into account the lost reserves which in current designs can be worth in the range of $100,000/cluster throughout the life of a well's production.

Historically, most technologies that offer a way to evaluate these issues have been either highly invasive, expensive, or unreliable which is why in 2022, Seismos, in conjunction with a major operator, went about field testing a new acoustic based alternative that only requires high rate sensors located at the wellhead. Through numerous wells, including those with bottomhole gauges and permanently cemented fiber, the acoustic friction analysis of rapid planned and unplanned rate drops (5 bpm+) was validated in its ability to deliver accurate real-time measurements of pipe friction and perforation friction - a crucial step towards the proper calculation of perforation efficiency and its time dependent counterpart, uniformity.


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Tara Sharma

(512) 968-1398