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Improving Well Performance through Multi-Variate Completion Analyses in the US Bakken Shale

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Course Credit: 0.15 CEU, 1.5 PDH

The Bakken development in North Dakota has now seen over 10,000 horizontal wells developed in the Middle Bakken and Three Forks intervals. Different companies have taken very different approaches to well design using either Plug and Perf or Sliding Sleeve completions, and a variety of fracture designs with slickwater, hybrid or cross-linked gel fluids and a variety of proppants from 100% natural sand to 100% ceramics.

In order to benchmark performance of its completion and stimulation program, Liberty Resources developed a Production and Completion database of all wells completed in North Dakota using publicly available information from the North Dakota Industrial Commission’s records augmented by additional completions information obtained directly from the operator. From an initial dataset of ~30 wells the database has been updated monthly and has now grown to a total of over 10,000 wells from 40+ operators. This webinar will show how a multi-variate analytical approach enables the completions engineer to determine an optimal completion design for the criteria their company may be aspiring to achieve.

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  • 1Improving Well Performance through Multi-Variate Completion Analyses in the US Bakken Shale - Chapter 1
    Media Type: Video

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Earn credits by completing this course0.15 CEU credit1.5 PDH credits

Speakers

Dr. C. Mark Pearson