A Practical Workflow for Optimizing Drawdown in Unconventional Reservoirs: A Case Study from the Eagle Ford Shale

Recorded On: 02/23/2016

Drawdown management is an essential element in short and long term well performance in unconventional reservoirs. With much of the value of unconventional wells occurring in the early life of the well, it is critical that an optimal drawdown strategy be implemented. Careful consideration should be given to key reservoir components and operating conditions at the surface. The initial drawdown management decisions typically occur during the flowback of new wells. Historically, these procedures have been predetermined and geared towards a “one size fits all" solution. This webinar discusses a case study in the Eagle Ford shale in which a practical drawdown management workflow was developed to maximize well deliverability. The methodology incorporates high frequency production data with rate-transient analysis and a multi-disciplinary approach to drive operational decisions during flowback. This workflow demonstrates how practical field applications of technical interpretations can be used on a daily basis to increase value and improve operational efficiencies while minimizing the potential risk of damaging the completion.

This webinar is categorized under the Production and Operations discipline.

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James Tucker

Reservoir Engineer, Devon Energy

James Tucker has worked for Devon Energy since 2011 in multiple engineering positions. His focus has been on U.S. onshore operations., primarily located in the mid-continent region. Tucker is currently a reservoir engineer in the Eagle Ford Business Unit working on horizontal refracs, staggered laterals, multi-well modeling, and development planning. He graduated from the Colorado School of Mines in 2011 with a BS in Petroleum Engineering. Tucker is an active member in SPE.

Toby Deen

Operations Engineer, Devon Energy

Toby Deen has worked for Devon Energy in various production, completion and reservoir engineering roles across multiple assets since 2009. He is currently an operations engineer in the Eagle Ford Business Unit focusing on projects such as choke management, frac hit mitigation, completion designs and modeling, horizontal refracs and field development strategies. Deen has a BS in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and is a registered professional engineer in the state of Oklahoma. He is currently serving as a Director of the OKC SPE Section and recipient of the 2014 SPE Mid-Continent Regional Outstanding Young Member Award.

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Web Event
02/23/2016 at 9:30 AM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 02/23/2016
02/23/2016 at 9:30 AM (EST)  |  Recorded On: 02/23/2016 Scheduled for 90 minutes.
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