UCF Houston is back &

better than ever for 2017!

September 18 – 20 | Houston

Day One
Tuesday September 19 2017

Day Two
Wednesday September 20 2017

Chair’s Opening Remarks

Completions Innovations in the Downturn: Enabling Onshore Operators to Be More Competitive in a Lower-For-Longer Pricing Environment

Scene-Setter Keynote Presentation: The Impact of Innovation on Unconventional Completions during the Downturn to Decrease Costs, Improve Production Flows & the EUR

  • Aaron Reyna VP Completions MidCon: Completion Advisor Lower 48, BP


  • Prioritizing the potential of wells drilled and plugged during the downturn and focusing on completing optimal assets
  • Locating new wells in areas that will give you the best ROI when completed
  • An overview of key developments changing the way we work; including data analytics, automation and improved fracing technologies
  • Assessing the economics for recompletions to optimize EUR from existing wells in decline

Executive Panel Discussion: Balancing Critical Completions Variables to Drive Overall Value through Production Increases & Cost Reduction


  • Trade-offs between the cost and production revenue for better asset-wide profitability
  • Making best use of completions data to analyze and optimize completions planning and design
  • Exploring implications of short or long term production interference and mitigating these
  • Better scheduling of completions jobs to increase efficiency and reduce costs
  • Applying completions tools, techniques and technologies across different plays in the Permian, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Utica, Bakkan and Scoop/Stack

Speed Networking & Morning Refreshments

Overcoming the Challenges of Well Placement & Well Interference; Both Internally & with Other Operators

Minimizing the Impact of Well Placement & Stimulation on Surrounding Wells in the Formation

  • Kan Wu Assistant Professor, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY


  • Exploring the geo-stress challenges with increased activity and multiple operators completing and producing in linked fracture networks
  • Understanding the potential time impacts of infill drilling and down spacing programs on parent wells
  • Understanding mechanisms of fracture hits
  • Balancing the risks and benefits of frac clusters on overlapping wells within your business unit
  • Detecting degree of fracture hits and projecting its impact on in production of infill and parent wells

Panel Discussion: Collaboration to Share Drilling & Completions Information & Scheduling in Basins with Operator Overlap

  • Matthew Mullison Lead Unconventional Completion Engineer, Apache Corporation
  • Kan Wu Assistant Professor, TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY


  • Highlighting volunteer operator initiatives where competitors have interest in your wells and vice versa
  • Calculating the financial incentives to work together to minimize interference
  • Communicating completions program information between operators to optimize scheduling

Unconventional Completions Technology: Where We’re Today and Where We’re Headed

  • Sean Campbell President and Chief Executive Officer, Stage Completions


Collaborating to Plan & Design the Most Economic Completions

Practical Applications of Analyzing Well Drilling, Completion & Production Data for More Accurate EURs & Field Development Planning


  • Well type analysis for choosing appropriate areas for type curve analysis
  • Using type curve analysis to build a clearer picture and for acquisitions investment decision-making
  • Making cost reduction and appropriate investment decision-making sustainable

Panel Discussion: Integration of Multidisciplinary Teams including Reservoir Engineering & Subsurface to Plan & Design Optimal Completions


  • Enabling better collaboration between engineering functions, drilling support centers and asset teams
  • Open communication and breaking down unnecessary silos to give greater oversight of the bigger picture
  • Ensuring records platforms support the appropriate partition and access to information, including textured information such as unstructured data
  • Greater integration of the drillings and completions functions – exploring the pros and cons and viewing drilling and completions as two sides of the same coin information on records whether we can learn from it, improve our best practices
  • Collaboration with contractors – willing to share data, in right formats and ensuring it’s written into the contracts

Afternoon Refreshments

Specific Tools & Technologies for Improving the Costs of Completions

Case Study: Comparing Economics of Multi-Stage Fracture Methods & Unconventional Completion Optimization in the Antelope Shale


  • Exploring the performance and economic advantages of wireline plug-n-perf vs pinpoint perforating / fracturing using coiled tubing
  • Comparing risks, rewards, and economic impact of both methods using multiple KPI metrics for decision makers and practitioners to finalize completion and stimulation strategies
  • Lessons learned from application of both fracture placement methods in four vertical exploratory wells in Antelope Shale
  • Exploring results from various diagnostics such as microseismic, tiltmeters, Diagnostic Fracture Injection Test (DFIT), tracers, etc. for completion optimization, including sweet spot identification, well orientation, spacing decisions and cluster spacing for horizontal wells

Case Study: Simultaneous Drilling & Fracing to Eliminate Limitations of the Completions System

  • Ernesto Fonseca Senior Production Technologist Unconventional Gas R&D, Shell


  • Weighing up challenges of drilling and completing together to lead to an optimal overall well placement and stimulation cost/benefit picture
  • Exploring the technology as a step change to dramatically reduce the cost of drilling and completions
  • Joint industry project to develop, test and commercialize the technology for onshore operators

Chair’s Closing Remarks

Close of Day One