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

09:00
Chair’s Opening Remarks

09:10
Unconventional Fracture Growth and Fracture Optimization

  • James Rodgerson James Rodgerson, Former Senior Hydraulic Fracturing Specialist, BP and Completion Engineering Advisor , Rodgerson Completions Consulting

Synopsis

  • Formation Properties – Understanding basin dynamics
  • Controlling Factors – Cluster spacing, stage sizing
  • Completion Types – Plug and Perf (perforation size, per orientation) and Sliding Sleeve (ball drop, coiled tubing deployed)
  • Closing Thoughts – Economic drivers, pad drilling and completions, refracts

09:40
Drilling & Completions Analytics to Define Superior Economic Results

Synopsis

  • Early application and economic success using analytics
  • Analytics simplified
  • Building geologic-reservoir models first
  • Building drilling and completion analytic models

10:10
Morning Refreshments & Networking

10:50
Case Study: Applying Data Analytics, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence to Public Data to unveil Optimal Completion Design for the Wolfcamp targets in the Delaware Basin

  • Leo Pirela Founder, President and CEO, VPLUS ENERGY

Synopsis

  • Is Data your friend? Optimizing the use of the vast quantities of available public data to overcome the barriers to entry
  • Lever Machine Learning to understand top performers and their associated key drivers for better completion design
  • Comparative analysis between different field geologies and identifying analogies from wells with similar basin characteristics
  • Use elements of Artificial Intelligence to determine the optimum well completion design. Is it pumping more proppant, increasing number of stages and horizontal length the answer?

11:20
Adjusting Your Stimulation during a given Drilling Season Rather Than Waiting for Field Data through Gaining Insight on Fracture Conductivity & Half Length

Synopsis

  • Fracture propagation, leakoff and flowback modeling for tight oil wells using the Dynamic Drainage Concept
  • Quantitative flowback analysis has become an invaluable tool for producers
  • Flowback analysis provides a very early-time estimate of key hydraulic fracture properties allowing design modification in a given drilling season
  • This work couples a hydraulic fracture model, a leakoff model and a flowback model
  • Integrating these techniques allows a more unique solution and eliminates the need to estimate initial conditions at the onset of flowback

11:50
Lunch

Optimizing Chemical and Fluid Selection, Along with Refracing Planning and Design

13:00
Exploring the Evolution of Chemical & Fluid Selection across Major Basins in the US for Cost vs Production Increases

Synopsis

  • Proppant, chemical and fluid selection case studies. What works, what hasn’t in the Permian, Marcellus, Utica, Bakken and other basins
  • What are the best chemical packages for each of the target reservoirs?

13:30
Refracing Planning & Design: Identifying Where More Intense & Better Stimulation Design Will Yield Best Results on Existing Producing Wells

Synopsis

  • Using existing well data
  • Understanding collision risk and reward with neighboring wells when re-fracing
  • Weighing up pumping chemical inverters then use stimulation or collapsing the entire horizontal and starting over again

14:00
Afternoon Refreshments

14:30
Workshop: Innovations in Well Design Selection and Adjusting to Real-World Operational Constraints

16:30
Chair’s Summary

16:40
Close of Conference