Presentation Abstract for SPE OKC Completions Study Group
by Dave Bucior (Tracerco, a Johnson Matthey Company)
Tying Your Well Data Together: A Geoscientist’s 4-Dimensional View of
Well Production Performance
Understanding individual horizontal well stage performance and tying in expectations based upon reservoir properties, geology, petrophysics, geochemistry and geosteering results, along with stimulation observations is key to both best practices for on-going well design and completion technique improvements.
The presentation will illustrate the use of 4D chemical tracer stage production (TPL) to correlate zonal productivity and drilling, stimulation, and production design and evaluate drilling and completion decisions. It will provide case studies comparing actual stage tracer production results with pre-completion data, petrophysics and geophysical expectations (from seismic, petrophysical logs, landing zone, etc.).
Using this knowledge, the operator can amend future well development plans with a greater confidence that the changes made will result in enhanced ultimate hydrocarbon recovery.
Tracerco Business Development Manager – Reservoir
Dave began his 33-year career in industrial tracer diagnostic applications with Tracerco in 1985. Through the course of his career, Dave has experienced tracer application from all perspectives, ranging from site work as a Field Engineer responsible for individual project delivery through to Business Management responsible for strategic global business development. Dave has significant experience with tracer applications in all areas of the hydrocarbon supply chain including subsurface, topsides, downstream refining and petrochemical as well as gasoline distribution. Dave is a recognized tracer applications expert and though-out the course of his career he has authored and co-authored numerous published papers for engineering associations and trade journals.
Dave is currently managing Tracerco’s Reservoir Business in North America. Given the high volume of unconventional shale oil development in North America, his recent focus has been centered upon ensuring deliverables to meet demand for Tracerco’s recently patented hydrocarbon tagging technology providing empirical measurement of hydrocarbon production per stage in unconventional wells.