Production Optimization for Unconventional Reservoirs through Multi-Disciplinary Collaboration

Recorded On: 08/25/2016

The optimization of production from unconventional reservoirs is a multi-component process that requires proper characterization and understanding of the reservoir properties that control flow capacity and deliverability, coupled with economic considerations for the development. Improving the performance from these complex reservoirs requires collaboration between the geoscience discipline and the reservoir and completion engineers. Many times our initial expectations for the production performance from these reservoirs is based on a type curve from an average producer in the area with little consideration for the variations in reservoir quality at any given location. This practice is popular as it requires minimal external input for the development but it limits our ability to optimize performance. In addition to this practice, many times economic drivers and perception dictate completion and production practices that can further limit our ability to optimize production from these reservoirs.

This webinar is categorized under the Production and Operations discipline.

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Stuart Cox

Vice President of Reservoir Engineering, PetroEdge Energy IV LLC

Before joining PetroEdge, Mr. Cox was the Chief Reservoir Engineer for Unconventional Resource Developments at Marathon Oil Company. He has over 30 years of industry experience. Over the past ten years his primary focus has been evaluation and production optimization of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Stuart is a Society of Petroleum Engineers Distinguished Lecturer 2009-2010. In 2012 he received the Gulf Coast Region Formation Evaluation Award. He graduated from the University of Tulsa with a B.S. degree in Petroleum Engineering in 1984 and is a registered professional engineer in Alaska and Oklahoma.

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Web Event
08/25/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes
08/25/2016 at 9:30 AM (EDT)   |  90 minutes Scheduled for 90 minutes.
CEU Credit
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available
0.15 CEU credits  |  Certificate available CEU Credit