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SPE Workshop: Completion Optimization Focused on the Near Wellbore Region – Methods,
Techniques, and Technologies that are Critical for Continued Process Improvement

28–30 October 2024 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs | Franklin, Tennessee

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SPE Workshop: Completion Optimization Focused on the Near Wellbore Region – Methods,
Techniques, and Technologies that are Critical for Continued Process Improvement

28–30 October 2024 | Embassy Suites by Hilton Nashville South Cool Springs | Franklin, Tennessee

Schedule

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Schedule

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0700
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    60 mins
0800
  1. Junior Ballroom
    10 mins
0810
  1. Junior Ballroom
    20 mins
0830
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Dick Leonard, NSI ProTechnics; Karen Olson, Well Data Labs

    This panel discussion will kick-off the workshop with an interactive discussion focused on the state of the industry and the importance of maximizing connectivity with the reservoir while not sacrificing operational efficiencies.  Each panel member will give a short presentation that will be followed by an open Q&A session with active polling.

1000
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    30 mins
1030
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Matt Jones, OXY; Amit Singh, Chevron

    This technical session will delve into the intricacies of near-wellbore zonal isolation for unconventional reservoirs completed through hydraulic fracturing. Participants will explore critical techniques for achieving isolation within the casing using different types of frac plugs as well as behind-the-casing methods focused on enhancing cement bond quality. The session will emphasize the significance of zonal isolation, methods to measure its effectiveness, and the best practices necessary to ensure optimal isolation that optimizes hydrocarbon recovery.

1200
  1. Atrium
    90 mins
1330
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Dave Cramer, ConocoPhillips; Eric Marshall, GEODynamics

    This session will focus on technologies, relatively new to the industry, that are proving to consistently add value to the completions process. 

1500
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    30 mins
1530
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Dave Cramer, ConocoPhillips; Dante Guerra, NSI

    This session will feature current perforation design strategies to maximize uniform proppant placement and near-wellbore fracture conductivity. Topics such as extreme limited-entry (ELE) and other innovative designs will be addressed with a focus on improved stimulation performance.

1700
  1. Poplar/Redbud
    90 mins
0700
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    60 mins
0800
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Eric Marshall, GEODynamics; Mojtaba Shahri, Apache 

    Discover the transformative potential of integrating Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) into workflows, as we delve into their multifacted impacts on operations.  From enhancing efficience and decision-making to grappling with biases and the risk of overreliance, this panel will the intricate balance between the benefits and challenges these technologies present.

0930
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    30 mins
1000
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Eric Marshall, GEODynamics; Amit Singh, Chevron

    Extracting valuable insights from datasets requires not only leveraging advanced algorithms but also the collection of adequate data.  This session will focus on the value of data collection and the power analytics plays in our completion optimization process.

1130
  1. Atrium
    90 mins
1300
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Craig Cipolla, Hess Corporation; Joel Mazza, ESG Solutions

    This session explores the pivotal connection between drilling operations and completion strategies. Drilling initiates well construction and lays the groundwork for subsequent operations. By dissecting the intricate interplay between drilling and completions, we aim to elucidate the  impacts of drilling on achieving successful completions.

1430
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    30 mins
1500
  1. New Mexico Room
    90 mins

    Chairs: Craig Cipolla, Hess; Mary Van Domelen, Well Data Labs

    This session highlights the value of integrating multiple measurements to characterize near wellbore completion effectiveness, fracture-to-wellbore connectivity, and the relationship between near wellbore and far-field fracture growth. Case studies will illustrate the application of learnings from these integrated measurements to improve completion strategies and fracture treatment designs.

1630
  1. Poplar/Redbud
    90 mins
0700
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    60 mins
0800
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Dick Leonard, ProTechnics; Joel Mazza, ESG Solutions            

    A wide range of diagnostics are available to measure the completion's impact on the near wellbore and early time productivity.  This session will highlight diagnostics ranging from pressure-transient analysis through measured responses from fiber optics, tracers, and imaging.

0930
  1. Junior Ballroom Foyer
    30 mins
1000
  1. Junior Ballroom
    90 mins

    Chairs: Josh Jackson, Chesapeake Energy; Adela Porter, Devon Energy

    Automation of fracturing operations is advancing rapidly, while real-time fracture treatment optimization has been an aspiration for decades. Real-time treatment optimization in unconventional reservoirs, once thought to be impossible, is now being pursued by operators and service companies. This session will highlight advances in automation and ongoing efforts to realize the vision of real-time optimization.

1130
  1. Junior Ballroom
    30 mins

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