Fit for Purpose Field Development Designs- A Reservoir Engineer's Review of Unconventional Plays in North America

Fit for Purpose Field Development Designs- A Reservoir Engineer's Review of Unconventional Plays in North America

Young Professional Luncheon
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Young Professionals Luncheon:
Fit for Purpose Field Development Designs- A Reservoir Engineer's Review of Unconventional Plays in North America

Date: Monday, 22nd January 2017
Location: The Bow Mountain View Room Level 54 - 500 Centre St SE, Calgary
Time: 11:30 a.m.(Registration), 12:00 p.m.– 1:00 p.m. (Luncheon)

Cost: $10 Early Bird Pricing (Ends January 10th), $15 Regular Ticket

Speaker: David Anderson & John Thompson


What differentiates the Bakken from the Eagle Ford? Why do some plays call for capitally intensive drilling and completions programs while others do not? Why are there vastly different field development strategies from one operator to another in the same play? This presentation provides a high-level overview of some of the most notable unconventional, fractured plays in North America and distinguishes their differences from a reservoir engineer’s point of view. From this talk, attendees will leave with a better understanding of the performance drivers for production and the role completions practices, well spacing, well operating conditions, reservoir fluid properties and geology serve. The impact of chasing different economic value metrics (short-term vs. long-term strategies) on the drilling and completions program will also be discussed.

About the Speaker:

David Anderson, B.Sc., P. Eng. oversees all activities within the group and is responsible for its technical direction within NCS Multistage. David was previously a managing partner at Fekete Associates, where he oversaw the development of Fekete’s petroleum engineering software suite. He was also one of the original designers of Fekete’s Rate Transient Analysis software, which is now an industry standard for advanced production data analysis. David has 20 years of experience in the petroleum industry as a reservoir engineer, and is a recognized expert in the area of well performance analysis. He has authored numerous papers on the subject, for which he has been awarded two “Best Presented Paper” awards from the Petroleum Society (both in 2005). He also received SPE’s Outstanding Young Professional Award for the Rocky Mountain Region in 2008. He has lectured and presented industry courses all over the world. David served on the SPE Calgary Section board during 2005-2007 as Director for the Young Professionals Initiative, and currently serves on SPE’s Reservoir Description and Dynamics Advisory Committee. He is also an SPE Distinguished Lecturer (2014-2015).

John Thompson, M.Sc., P. Eng. is a Co-Director of Anderson Thompson Reservoir Strategies. He oversees business development and provides support as a senior technical advisor. He is a subject-matter expert in Rate Transient Analysis, with a specialization in shale well production data interpretation. John has analyzed thousands of hydraulically fractured wells spanning all major shale and tight plays in the U.S., Canada, and Argentina, with a focus on the Wolfcamp, Spraberry, Bone Spring, Eagle Ford, Bakken, Marcellus, Haynesville, Montney, and Vaca Muerta. His work has provided insight into production forecasting, reserves estimation, well spacing optimization, completions optimization, stimulation effectiveness evaluation, artificial-lift best practices, well interference identification, considerations for geo-mechanical effects, identifying refrac opportunities, and risk assessment. He has authored thirteen papers on well performance and is currently the SPE chair for the Calgary Section Reservoir Evaluation and Production Optimization Special Interest Group.

The SPE would like to thank our sponsors for this year’s Technical Programs who have made this event possible:

ConocoPhillips. Conoco is one of Canada’s largest oil and gas exploration and production companies. They are dedicated to responsible oil and gas development, innovation and community investment.

Encana. Encana is a leading North American energy producer that is focused on growing its strong portfolio of diverse resource plays producing natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids. By partnering with employees, community organizations and other businesses, Encana contributes to the strength and sustainability of the communities where it operates.

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January 22, 2018
From 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM
The Bow Mountain View Room: Level 54 - 500 Centre St SE, Calgary