SPE Online Education
Fracpack Anomalies and Its Impact on Productivity in Deepwater Wells
Recorded On: 12/05/2019
Fracpacking and fracturing are well established techniques carried out for sand control and production enhancement respectively. Recent work on fracture perforations (perforations in the fracture plane) and off-plane perforations (perforations not aligned with the fracture plane) has highlighted the importance of all perforations in terms of fracture and reservoir connectivity. Depending on the reservoir permeability, perforation shot density and near wellbore fracture alignment with the preferred fracture plane, the production load is always shared between the fracture and perforations and can potentially affect overall productivity. However, the connectivity aspect is often ignored during pumping operations,that can result in sub-optimal fracture placement. This talk will focus on typical anomalies that may be encountered during pre-fracture diagnostics and discuss tactical strategies to either delay the pumping treatment to establish a better connectivity or set expectations on treatment and productivity outcomes when these anomalies are noticed via case histories.
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Wells Fracturing and Stimulation Advisor, BP
Mr. Mahadev is the BP Wells Fracturing and Stimulation Advisor accountable for planning, design and delivery of fracpacks and stimulation treatments across BP, primarily in an offshore/deepwater environment. Karthik’s expertise are in the areas of Fracturing, Stimulation, Sand Control, Interventions and Formation Damage and has worked the entire gamut of BP Gulf of Mexico’s Deepwater portfolio in these areas. He also serves as a Cased Hole Fracpack Design Instructor at BP’s Sand Control Advanced Development Program. Prior to joining BP in 2009, Karthik was Pumping Product Line Manager at (CSI Technologies) Superior Energy Services Karthik started his career at Baker Oil Tools in 1998 as a Region Engineer.
Karthik holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering, an M.S. in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA in Finance and Competitive Strategy from the Bauer College of Business, University of Houston. Karthik serves in the several SPE ATCE Committees and study groups. Karthik is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Honor Society for Business and Pi Epsilon Tau, Honor Society of Petroleum Engineering.
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