SPWLA Formation Testing Webinar Series No. 3

SPWLA Formation Testing Webinar Series No. 3
SPEAKER: Colin Schroeder, University of Texas at Austin

UNDERSTANDING AND IMPROVING FORMATION FLUID SAMPLING WHILE DRILLING USING NUMERICAL SIMULATIONS


There are two identical sessions:
Morning - Tuesday, October 8th,  8:00am – 8:40am US Central Time; 
Evening - Tuesday,  October 8th,  5:00pm – 5:40pm US Central Time.


Speaker Bio:
 Colin Schroeder is a Ph.D. candidate in the Jackson School of Geosciences at The University of Texas at Austin. His Ph.D. research integrates numerical simulations and novel laboratory experiments to study near-wellbore fluid flow, primarily related to mud-filtrate invasion and reservoir fluid sampling. Colin received a master’s degree in Petroleum Engineering from The University of Texas at Austin in 2017 and three bachelor’s degrees – Chemical Engineering, Economics, and International Studies – from Penn State University in 2012. Colin previously worked as a Facilities Engineer for Williams and completed summer internships with Shell, Chevron, and Chesapeake Energy. Colin served as President of the Student Chapter of SPWLA at UT-Austin in 2017-2018.

Abstract: Unlike traditional wireline formation tester (WFT) sampling, conditions in the near-wellbore region during formation sampling while drilling (FSWD) operations are complicated by ongoing mud-filtrate invasion due to the absence of sealing mudcake during cleanup and sampling. Understanding the physical processes controlling dynamic mudcake deposition, mud-filtrate invasion, and formation-tester sampling is therefore paramount to ensuring that high-quality reservoir fluid samples can be acquired reliably and efficiently in the while-drilling environment. For the present study, numerical simulations were performed to identify critical parameters influencing FSWD operations. Using a detailed FSWD case study from published literature [1], simulation results were validated and a baseline reference case for sensitivity analysis was established. Borehole, reservoir, and mud properties were subsequently perturbed to identify primary factors controlling cleanup and sampling in the while-drilling environment.

Please Register THRU LINK IN EMAIL FROM MEMBERSHIP@SPWLA.ORG for only ONE session which fits your schedule. 
There are two identical sessions:
Morning - Tuesday, October 8th,  8:00am – 8:40am US Central Time; 
Evening - Tuesday, October 8th,  5:00pm – 5:40pm US Central Time.

**IMPORTANT Required Action to COMPLETE Webinar Registration:**
 1. Complete checkout with SPWLA registration page (Fees: FREE to current members and Non-Members are $25.00)
 2. RESPOND to second email from membership@spwla.org with the LINK to complete the webinar registration. This step is required to view the webinar. 

When
10/8/2019
Where
UNITED STATES

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