Petroleum Technology Luncheon - November 8th

Petroleum Technology IN PERSON "Luncheon" meeting November 8 at 11:30AM

The Grand 4101 E Willow St Long Beach, CA 90815
Presentation: 11:30AM - 12:30PM

Examination of the Effects of Surface Data Acquisition Methods on Well Performance Evaluations and Completion Optimization

Darryl Tompkins,
SPE Distinguished Lecturer
Chief Technology Officer of Revo Testing Technologies

Reservations REQUESTED - Please make your reservation with Ted Frankiewicz ASAP using his email


It is a common practice in the development of wells to change completions designs in an effort to determine which design works best in each area. Quite often a Rate Transient Analysis (“RTA”) of the flowback / early production data is used to evaluate how well performance is affected by changes in the completion design. Many analysts faced with performing RTA struggle to have confidence in the analysis results due to poor quality production data. This presentation shows how different surface data acquisition methods effect the evaluation of well performance using common RTA techniques. Additionally, this presentation will recommend preferred methods of data acquisition and demonstrate how these methods produce less ambiguous results. Superior data quality should be a top priority if a well's performance and/or completion design needs to be evaluated quickly and accurately with RTA of the early production period. Iterative completion optimization can be a waste of time and money if the difference in a well's performance due to changes in the completion design cannot be evaluated quickly and accurately due to poor surface data acquisition methods.


Darryl has spent his career working in reservoir, completions, and operations engineering in mature fields, gas storage, and unconventionals. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Revo Testing Technologies based in Houston TX where he works on developing technologies for unconventional well performance evaluations and production optimization. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and he holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada.

Lunch Menu:

Buffet Lunch featuring
  • BBQ Beef Brisket & Oven Fried Chicken
  • Classic Cobb Salad & Coleslaw
  • Farmhouse Cheddar Mac & Cheese and Baked Beans
  • Cookies! Coffee & Tea