An integrated workflow to improve well landing points, pad placement and completion design to create an efficient field development plan for shale resources.
The main challenges involved in producing unconventional resources are establishing where and at what level to land the laterals, how to space the wells, and the optimal completion design to fully maximize the resource. These decisions are streamlined using Petrel subsurface software and integrated Kinetix shale reservoir-centric stimulation-to-production software, which have been specifically engineered for unconventional resources.
The amounts of data that unconventional resources generate are huge. Geoscience, drilling, completions, production, operations, and surface facilities information need to be brought together and analyzed rapidly to keep pace with the drilling program. Integrating and harnessing all this data via the Petrel platform is key to understanding well viability and maximizing every part of the resource.
The heterogeneity of unconventional resources affects the ultimate productivity of the resource, and being able to target multiple benches requires that you can understand the reservoir in 3D. Optimizing well spacing in each bench to maximize production and minimize interference is critical to success. The Petrel platform integrates geophysics, geology, petrophysics, completions data, reservoir engineering, and geomechanics into an earth model for a repeatable workflow to harness all the available data, providing operators with an efficient and productive unconventional reservoir system.