Where IS the proppant? Reasons why you should care.

By Jaclyn Townsend
Marketing, MicroSeismic, Inc.

On Monday at EAGE in Amsterdam over 100 people attended the presentation “Where is the Proppant” given by Carl Neuhaus, Completions Evaluation Team Lead at MicroSeismic, Inc.

Here Carl explained how different techniques for modeling proppant were used to evaluate the wellbore and stage spacing intervals for the respective case studies.

So why should you care? The answer is well completion optimization – more production for less cost!

The case study included data acquisition and processing using MicroSeismic’s PSET technology. From there, our team was able to build a Magnitude Calibrated Discrete Fracture Network (M-DFN) which is essentially a map of how and where the reservoir was affected by the treatment. Using reservoir characteristics from the microseismic data further allows mapping of the propped, and therefore productive, portion of the M-DFN.  As a result, proppant placement inside the M-DFN allowed the client to analyze optimum well spacing, optimum completion design (stage length/treatment parameters) and optimum vertical coverage.

Eagle Ford Shale Case Study (EAGE 2014)

Learn more about these particular techniques and what was achieved through the analysis by viewing our June webcast “Completions Evaluation in the Eagle Ford Shale – A Case Study” anytime.  Click here to access the webcast now!