Advancements in Completions: More Does Not Equal Better

Tight oil and Shale resource plays are growing rapidly throughout North America and Operators are currently experiencing +$10 Million price tags from spud to production in many of these emerging plays. High costs instantly raise the risk levels and the need for cost reduction and max production becomes even more obvious.

What is NEW?

Drilling: Many new techniques and technologies have been utilized including Geosteering, Stabilizers, and numerous drill bit advancements to help reach record lateral depths.

Completions: Game changing advancements are, and now case studies and papers are becoming available on how to use these advancements to the Operators highest value.

Current tight oil and shale completions:

  • Fracture Stages - The more the better

    • High cost

    • May lead to fracturing undesirable zones

    • Advanced Fracture Fluids

      • Solvents to break down the hydrocarbons and make them portable

      • Proppants to hold fracture networks open to aid in permeability

      • High Pressures

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Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.

What is NEW?

Drilling: Many new techniques and technologies have been utilized including Geosteering, Stabilizers, and numerous drill bit advancements to help reach record lateral depths.

Completions: Game changing advancements are, and now case studies and papers are becoming available on how to use these advancements to the Operators highest value.

Current tight oil and shale completions:

  • Fracture Stages - The more the better

    • High cost

    • May lead to fracturing undesirable zones

    • Advanced Fracture Fluids

      • Solvents to break down the hydrocarbons and make them portable

      • Proppants to hold fracture networks open to aid in permeability

      • High Pressures

Leading professionals in the oil and gas industry have initiated many of the current discussions that include case studies and research papers indicating that in many cases these completion methods can be altered in a way that reduces costs and increase production levels.

In order to alter the completion methods, data must be collected in the zone of interest. Methods such as open hole logging provides valuable information to make plausible adjustments to the typical costly completion methods. Logs can aid in making small and large scale adjustments to the completions such as:

  • Precise placement of frac ports

  • Fine-tuning breakdown pressures using formation brittleness

  • Removal of unnecessary stages

With these methods saving costs and maximizing well production is seems like the industry is taking a step in the right direction with completions.