The SPWLA Permian Basin Chapter

Virtual Luncheon and Learn
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 11:30 - 1:00 PM CST
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Optimize Development Strategies by Leveraging Log, Core, Microseismic, Geochemistry
and Simulation Data

By: Doug Hardman


Improving unconventional well performance requires optimization of a field development configuration in terms of well targets and spacing. There are many types of diagnostic data that may be collected to help calibrate subsurface models and estimate the producing drainage volumes and interference of wells that have been created through the process of hydraulic fracturing. Ultimately, the integration and analysis of these different types of data is fundamental to produce an appropriate and useful interpretation that can be leveraged in that development and/or other analog developments.
Geochemical oil finger printing data, microseismic monitoring data, advanced petrophysical log interpretation, and hydraulic fracture simulation models have been integrated to appraise the stimulated drainage volumes of wells in Martin County, Texas for the purpose of appraising the existing well spacing. These results were leveraged on follow up developments with corresponding uplifts in production and economics.
Integration of complex data in workflows can be challenging. The talk hopes to demonstrate a pragmatic approach to integration to allow engineers, geologist, and geophysicist to focus on development goals that best align with corporate strategies.


Speaker Biography:
Douglas holds a Bachelor of Engineering Degree from Lakehead University in mechanical engineering. He began his career in 1985 with Schlumberger Canada. Since then, he has held several senior technical petrophysical roles (Schlumberger, PetroCanada, Saudi Aramco, Apache and Baker Hughes), most recently as Senior Petrophysical Advisor for Diamondback Energy since 2019.
Doug has co-authored and presented several technical papers on formation evaluation and has held several roles in the Canadian Well Logging Society (CWLS) and the Society of Petrophysicists and Well Log Analysts (SPWLA). He is a registered Professional Engineer and Professional Geophysicist of Alberta.
If not doing petrophysics he enjoys fishing, biking, tennis and skiing.



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