“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new” Socrates
The attached article was recently written by e-Frac® to explain what we consider to be the stages of shale development. The oilfield thought that it had got used to turbulent times, but this one looks to be a real game-changer for oilfield personnel!
The Oil & Gas industry for too long has (wrongly) assumed that people will recognize the value of what we provide. “Blue Sky Thinking” in Science and Engineering are going to be critical in finding better solutions and not squandering the opportunity that we have now been given. Automation will help speed up the innovation process, but brilliant minds will still be required to provide the answers….. oh and don’t forget the reservoir!
Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility. Robin Morgan
This is Part 2 of the document on testing for the selection of perforations. Perforations performance, phasing and distribution is the single most important controllable factor in completion design to maximize injection and production performance. If perforation selection is done based on the wrong test information this can easily lead to a treatment failure, which can then be (wrongly) blamed on the elusive ‘reservoir’.
The question to ask is what do we actually need from the perforation? e-Frac® completion design helps determine the question, to get the right answer!
“We are drowning in information but starved for knowledge” (J Nesbitt)
This is an updated general Shale document that is based on a background note done by #e-Frac® for the UK government in 2012. This document formed part of the #e-Frac® process that we developed for the regulator to help the public understand the long history of US shale production and the evolution of hydraulic fracturing technology.
It’s important to learn from the past, as we gain more knowledge about the future.
#e-Frac® has over a decade’s experience developing frac ESG audit programs and helping operators earn the social license. As the industry becomes increasingly automated its important that we have robust technical oversight to mitigate potential issues.
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Perforations – References and additional information
This document lists references and additional information that e-Frac® has found useful for understanding research and results from perforation testing. When perf testing and specifications are properly defined, well performance can dramatically improve.
Performance (not cost) is critical for what is ultimately the most important connection between the reservoir and wellbore!
Perforations performance, phasing and distribution are critical when trying to maximize well performance.
Hydraulic fracturing has shown that innovations in technology and design are possible when we ask the most important question:
What do we actually need from the perforation for this application? If the answer is depth of penetration in the reservoir (DoP), the question should then be what is the ratio of clean to damaged tunnel going to be and will any additional DoP (at stress) be worth it?