Pipe-It Shale Services is a suite of services tailored to answer key challenges operators face in developing and operating shale assets.

Pipe-It Shale Solution uses daily production data from horizontal multi-fractured wells to numerically model reservoir, fracture and well characteristics. This provides more accurate predictions of future well performance under different production conditions, including uncertainty analysis.

History Matching and Forecasting

Production from horizontal multi-fractured shale wells is associated with significant uncertainty. Simplified analytical models often fail to accurately describe well performance.

History Matching and Forecasting from Petrostreamz is based on a detailed numerical finite difference well model. The history match is conducted on readily available data and the history matched model can be used to study and optimize a range of well management and design issues.

History Matching Flyer

Liquid Yield Optimization/ Choke Control

In under saturated gas condensate assets typically found in the gas-to-oil transition window, considerable amounts of liquids may drop out of solution. These condensed liquids will remain trapped in the reservoir if the well is produced at high drawdown rates during early, high-rate production.

Pipe-It Shale Choke Control services provide an optimized drawdown strategy to maximize NPV. The optimization is based on a detailed analysis of the fluid system in the reservoir, well design parameters and expected performance from a history match of a pilot well or a nearby well.

Liquid yield optimization flyer
SPE 155499 – PVT IN LIQUID-RICH SHALE RESERVOIRS

Well Design

Optimal design of shale wells is often an expensive, trial-and-error process. Wells with different reservoir properties are completed with different well designs and the one showing best production may be misleadingly used as a guide for new well designs because variability in rock permeability is not identified.

Pipe-It Shale Well Design service couples reservoir characteristics, fracture and fluid descriptions, completion design, vertical lift models and topside economic models to arrive at the optimized design for a given section or ownership area. Net Present Value is optimized and all constraints in the system are honored to deliver a well design package with uncertainty analysis.

Well design flyer
SPE 166380 – OPTIMIZED WELL MODELING OF LIQUID-RICH SHALE RESERVOIRS
SPE 155499 – PVT IN LIQUID-RICH SHALE RESERVOIRS

Refracturing Evaluation

Horizontal wells completed 2–5 years ago have hopefully paid for themselves from high, early transient production performance. Refracturing these wells can potentially lead to production on par with initial production, or better, using recent advances in proppants and fracturing technology, at far lower costs than drilling new wells.

Pipe-It Shale Refracturing Evaluation provides an objective assessment of a single well, section or field that is considered for refracturing, enabling operators to invest in wells with highest likelihood of return on investment.

REFRACTURE EVALUATION FLYER
SPE 166380 – OPTIMIZED WELL MODELING OF LIQUID-RICH SHALE RESERVOIRS
SPE 166439 – MODELING WATER FLOW IN HYDRAULICALLY-FRACTURED SHALE WELLS

Pipe-It Shale Solution Software

For operators wanting to conduct more numerical analysis of their shale assets using their in-house reservoir engineering team, it is possible to lease the Pipe-It Shale Solution Software.

We offer:

Training
Online support
Access to latest edition of Pipe-It Integrated Asset Modeling software
Contact info@petrostreamz.com for a quote today!