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Webinar Download "Data Driven Management of Fracture Driven Interactions: A Discussion on Learnings & Applications of Surface Pressure Monitor Data"

Webinar Download "Data Driven Management of Fracture Driven Interactions: A Discussion on Learnings & Applications of Surface Pressure Monitor Data"

Drilling & Completions
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Drilling & Completions SIG:
Data Driven Management of Fracture Driven Interactions: A Discussion on Learnings & Applications of Surface Pressure Monitor Data

Date: Thursday Oct 22nd, 2020

Speaker: Scott Pinckston, Completions Engineer, Crescent Point Energy


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Abstract:

Unconventional basins throughout North America have in the past decade seen a significant rise in the number of horizontal wells drilled and completed adjacent to older existing wells. The industry has come to call these new infill wells child wells, with the existing older wells being referred to as their parents. With this proximity comes fracture driven interactions (FDI) between child and parent. Previous studies on these FDIs have typically reported an on average negative production impact with focus often pivoting to possible mitigation techniques. 

Our approach to the FDI problem has been to leverage extensive historical surface pressure data in conjunction with production and injection volumes from our more mature child wells to develop a process that is qualitative in how it assesses individual FDI pressure profiles and quantitative in how it combines the data of hundreds of child wells and thousands of parent wells.  We’ll illustrate how this process is used to drive field level decisions and go over some of the pitfalls encountered in the real-world data. Also discussed will be some of the less conventional applications of this data including:

  • In some of our fields we frequently convert parent wells to horizontal injectors and the data has shown that FDIs can play a predictive role in the efficacy of this process.
  • FDIs can pose a significant safety and environmental risk. Parent wells have the potential to channel fracture fluids up to surface and the data has helped us to both quantify and mitigate the risks involved in fracturing child wells.


Speaker Bio:

Scott Pinckston is a Completions Engineer at Crescent Point Energy where he splits his time between new technology development and operations.  A recent graduate of the University of Calgary Scott spent an internship delving into completions and reservoir data to solve problems, answer questions, and making processes more efficient.  After graduating he has continued this work with a focus on automation, fracture communications, and decline analysis.


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