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Advances in horizontal completions and hydraulic fracturing are now needed to reduce well costs and optimize production in multi-stack Permian reservoirs. With the number of new horizontal wells overtaking the number of new vertical developments in the Permian for the first time last year, operators in the Wolfcamp A, B and C, Cline, Avalon and Bone Springs are continually collecting data indicating how adjustments in completions variables are correlating with incremental production rates to optimize designs going forward. The 4th Annual Permian Horizontal Completions Optimization: Wolfcamp & Cline Focus congress has been re-researched and this year will focus specifically on how adjustments to completions variables are affecting costs and cumulative production in different Permian shale zones. Speakers will deliver presentations showing how different combinations of frac variables, relative to cost, are impacting on initial and cumulative production and EOR by evaluating each completions variable separately, from fluid design to proppant sizes, types and concentrations; and from cluster spacing to number of stages. Each Completions Design Session Will Be Addressed As Follows: Adjustment: which frac varibale the operator changed between wells Cost Of Adjustment: the cost impact of the varibale change Impact On Production: the extent to which changing the variable impacted production performance The congress will also be looking at how to improve completions logistics and identify alternative water sources to overcome shortages of sand and water supplies and, as well as provide cradle-to-grave completions case studies on the Wolfcamp A, B & C Intervals, Cline, Wolfberry, Spraberry, Avalon, Bone Springs and Wolfbone shales.


  • 1. The Completions Design Sessions On The 4th Annual Permian HorizontalCompletions: Wolfcamp And Cline Focus Agenda Will Feature A Brand-New Practical Format Designed To Evaluate The Impact Of Adjustments ToCompletions Variables On Initial And Cumulative Production Rates: ADJUSTMENT: Which frac variable the operator changed between wells COST OF ADJUSTMENT: The cost impact of the variable change IMPACT ON PRODUCTION: The extent to which changing the variable impactedproduction performanceKEY VARIABLES BEING ADDRESSED: OPTIMUM FLUID DESIGN, PROPPANT SIZES, FLUID VOLUMES, CLUSTER SPACING, LATERALLENGTH AND NUMBER OF STAGES: Evaluating case studies on how adjustments in completionsare maximizing initial and cumulative production results relative to costs SLICK WATER VS. CROSS LINK VS. HYBRID: Examining well results from wells in thesame reservoir to evaluate how the transition from one frac fluid to the other affects performancerelative to costs PLUG AND PERF VS. SLIDING SLEEVE: Evaluating how frac systems are inferringrecovery rates in the Permian shales, relative to costs WELL SPACING: Correlating reservoir data with initial production rates and completions results toinfer well spacing in the Permian and maximize recovery potential COMPLETIONS LOGISTICS: Identifying key resource and supply availability problemsto find alternative supply sources and guarantee efficiency and continuity ofcompletions operations in the PermianThe Only E&P-Led Congress To Focus Exclusively OnCompletions Optimization Strategies In The PermianTHE ONLY CONGRESS FOCUSED ON COMPLETIONS IN THE PERMIAN:February 18-19 | Houston | TexasInsight From 20+ Operations Experts SpecializedIn Completions Optimization In The PermianM Follow Us @UnconventOilGaswww.permian-basin-completions-2015.comRegister By FridayNovember 14, 2014*SAVE$400Pat LaursenVP Drilling & CompletionsForge EnergyRandy NickersonVP ExplorationCaza Oil & GasMichael AllisonReservoir Engineering ManagerEnergenLee StockwellCompletions Effectiveness ManagerShellGary WomackVP OperationsTall City ExplorationSahil MalhotraWell Stimulation SpecialistChevronShannon StilwellPresidentWalsh PetroleumJC RidensPresidentArris PetroleumOrganized By: CO-SPONSOR:PLAY-SPECIFIC CRADLE-TO-GRAVE COMPLETIONS CASE STUDIES ON:WOLFCAMP A, B AND C INTERVALS, CLINE, AVALON AND BONE SPRINGS SHALESGreat congresswhich focused on theimportant thingsSenior Completions EngineerOxyUsing Frac Models And Field Case Studies To IllustrateHow Adjustments To Completions Variables AreAffecting Costs And Cumulative Production InDifferent Zones In Permian Shales:Identifying Optimal Frac Designs, Completions Styles AndWell Spacing For The Wolfcamp, Cline, Bone Springs, And Avalon Shales

2. (1) 800 721 3915 [email protected] the Permian now producing around1.7 million bpd, with an average of 460rigs, and set to reach the 3.5 millionbpd figure in 2025, the basin is rapidlybecoming the largest shale region in theUnited States.So what is the key factor behind makingsure these growth rates are reflected on anindividual company basis? Strategies forcompletions optimization.Advances in horizontal completions andhydraulic fracturing are now needed toreduce well costs and optimize productionin multi-stack Permian reservoirs. With thenumber of new horizontal wells overtakingthe number of new vertical developmentsin the Permian for the first time last year,operators in the Wolfcamp A, B and C,Cline, Avalon, and Bone Springs shales arecontinually collecting data indicating howadjustments in completions variables arecorrelating with incremental productionrates.The 4th Annual Permian HorizontalCompletions: Wolfcamp And Cline Focuscongress has been re-researched andthis year to specifically focus on howadjustments to completions variablesare affecting costs and cumulativeproduction in different Permian shalezones.Speakers will deliver presentationsshowing how different combinations offrac variables relative to cost impact oninitial and cumulative production andEOR by evaluating each completionsvariable separately: from fluid design toproppant sizes, types and concentrations;from cluster spacing to number of stages.Each Completions Design Session Will BeAddressed As Follows: Adjustment: Which frac variable theoperator changed between wells Cost Of Adjustment: The cost impactof the variable change Impact On Production: The extent towhich changing the variable impactedproduction performanceThe congress will also be looking at howto improve completions logistics andidentify alternative water sources toovercome shortages of sand and watersupplies, as well as cradle-to-gravecompletions case studies on theWolfcamp A, B and C Intervals, Cline,Avalon and Bone Springs shales.VENUE INFORMATIONSheraton Houston Brookhollow300 North Loop West FrwyHouston, Texas 77092Tel: 713-688-0100Website: www.sheratonbrookhollow.comThe big commercial thinghere is fraccing, so you need to focuson how people are completing thesewells and how they are doing it inthe cheapest way possibleRegister By FridayNovember 14, 2014*SAVE$400 3. HOW ADJUSTMENTS TO COMPLETIONS DESIGN ARE INFLUENCING PRODUCTION RESULTS IN PERMIAN SHALESDay 1Wednesday February 18, 20158.30 Chairs Opening RemarksChaired By: Rick McGee, Managing Director, PetroWolfKEYNOTE PANEL: MEASURING FRAC PERFORMANCE8.40 Examining How Operators Are Using Post-Frac Diagnostics Models To Measure Performance To Determine How Adjustments In Completions Variables Are Impacting Well PerformanceAssessing which models are being used to measure fracture height, depth and length to determine the most effective stimulation sizes and fluid typesExamining frac models being run to measure frac geometry in the well to determine which is most cost-effectiveEvaluating optimal methods for pressure diagnostics to determine which are most accurateIdentifying limitations of the models being used to measure frac performanceAssessing techniques for correlating oil saturation rates, water saturation rates and pressure regimes with initial production to model stimulation while a well is being completedHow to monitor proppant crushing failures in real time to enable the adjustment of proppant strength and concentration while completing a wellPat Laursen, VP Drilling & Completions, Forge EnergyLee Stockwell, Completions Effectiveness Manager, ShellGreg Wilkes, Operations Manager For The Permian Basin, Broad Oak Energy9.10 Question & Answer SessionKEYNOTE ADDRESS: ZONAL CONTRIBUTION9.20 Quantifying Zonal Contribution From Permian Intervals To Determine Which Benches To Frac9.50 Question & Answer Session10.00 Morning Refreshments In Exhibition Showcase AreaFLUID DESIGN ADJUSTMENTS AND PRODUCTION PERFORMANCEDETERMINING HOW VARIATIONS IN FLUID DESIGNS ARE BEING SHOWN TO IMPACT PRODUCTION RATES RELATIVE TO COSTSFLUID DESIGN: SLICKWATER VS. CROSS LINK VS. HYBRID10.30 Ascertaining How Adjustments In Fluid Design Are Being Shown To Maximize Production Relative To Costs And Zone-Specific Geological ParametersAdjustment: the operator modified its fluid design between two wells in the same intervalCost Of Adjustment: determining the percentage by which the frac fluid costs differed from the first well to the secondImpact On Production: comparing six-month cumulative production results from each well to determine which frac was more effective within these otherwise similar completions programsDetermining how mineralogy, brittleness and porosity correlate with fluid types to ensure optimal fluid selection for a specific zone in a Permian shaleWeighing the cost of slickwater vs. cross link vs. hybrid against production rates to determine whether an increase in performance justifies costsEvaluating fracture complexity and formation damage in slickwater vs. cross link vs. hybrid fluid systems to ascertain the optimal fluid system for completionsWilliam Huck, VP Operations, RSP Permian11.00 Question & Answer SessionFLUIDS: OPTIMAL VOLUMES, VISCOSITY AND PUMP RATES11.10 How Alternate-Slugs Of Low Viscosity Proppant- Laden and High Viscosity Proppant-Free Fluids Were Used To Achieve Better Proppant PlacementAdjustment: changing from conventional gel and slickwater fracturing to alternate-slug fracturing with two different fluidsCost Of Adjustement: Calculating the differences in polymer costs, pumping horsepower compared with the benefits of smaller fracture widths, better control of fluid leak-off and less gel damage of alternate-slug fracturing to determine the impact on completions costsExamining how utilizing viscous fingers of the low viscosity fluid in the high viscosity fluid enabled the proppant to be carried deeper into the fractureUnderstanding how to displace proppant banks deeper into the fracture with the high viscosity fluidSahil Malhotra, Well Stimultation Specialist, Chevron11.40 Question & Answer SessionFLUIDS: PROPPANT SETTLING11.50 Investigating The Impact Of Fluid Elasticity And Fracture Width On Proppant Settling In Viscoelastic Surfactant-Based (VES) Fluids To Enhance Control Over The Settling Rate Of ProppantsAnalyzing fluid elasticity to prove its role in controlling the settling rate of proppantsLooking at fluid rheology and proppant size in VES fluids to determine the settling velocity of proppantsDeveloping correlations for proppant settling velocity to be used in fracture simulators for proppant selection and design of VES fluidsSahil Malhotra, Well Stimultation Specialist, Chevron12.20 Question & Answer Session12.30 Lunch In Exhibition Showcase AreaPROPPANT: CONCENTRATION1.30 Correlating Proppant Concentration And Size With Fracture Width To Determine Fluid Velocities In The Fracture And Clogging Of Narrow Channels With ProppantEvaluating how to overcome problems encountered in proppant pack formation, clogging and bridging to determine how to optimize proppant flowApplying a Numerical Discrete Element Met