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Perforating for Inflow Performance in Natural Completions
Recorded On: 02/24/2015
Delivering well performance in tighter and more marginal reservoirs requires a greater degree of focus on the interface between the well bore and the reservoir. Conventional perforated wells still represent a majority of completions and optimizing the perforating by applying both relevant perforating technology and modeling can provide significant gains in both NPV and ultimate recovery and in some cases project cost. There have been significant changes in the way we measure and model charge and gun performance in recent years. This combined with several new technologies becoming available have made the process of perforating optimization both more valid and more useful.
To take away - Technology and modeling tools now make it possible to identify the optimum perforating scheme. Take advantage of the new modeling tools, methods of measuring perforator performance and the latest perforating technology to make perforations deliver.
Mark S. Brinsden
Mark has 40 years of global experience in the oil field. Starting with Schlumberger in 1980 and leaving Shell after 12 years as Global Perforating Lead and Principal Technical Expert for Perforating in 2018, to form Vektor Energy Inc. in Houston. Mark is currently very active in the area of perforating, with several inventions in perforating already developed and additional ones ready for development.
Mr. Brinsden is a Fellow of the Energy Institute, Founder and President of the International Perforating Forum – Perforators.org and Chairman of API RP 19B Perforating Standards Committee. He is very active in SPE, holding responsibilities such as: Associate Editor of SPE Drilling and Production Journal, Chairman of the SPE Energy Information Committee, Former SPE Distinguished Lecturer, member of the SPE Distinguished Lecturer Selection Committee and a member of the SPE Completions Advisory Committee. Mark is a foremost global expert in Perforating and Energetics Technologies.
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