Project Description

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