Assuring Reliability with Advanced Formation Evaluation Technologies
The recent trend of geometric fracture designs have allowed for operational efficiencies but may lead to well-to-well productivity variance due to the heterogeneity in unconventional formations. Additionally, rapid decline curves in unconventional well production can complicate a client's field development plans.
To solve these critical client challenges, our FracAdvisorTM service offers an integrated approach which draws on a wide range of Weatherford products and services, including Wireline, Drilling Services, Laboratory Services and Completion solutions.
A new way to build effective and long-term relationships with operators, FracAdvisor provides guidance for enhanced completion decision-making, tailored to the operator’s particular reservoir. Unique to the industry, the service incorporates proprietary algorithms that weigh specific attributes according to the specific play, well or lateral.
Today’s challenges with well‑production variance and operational time constraints demand an integrated solution that’s based on the reservoir’s unique characteristics.
Using advanced and flexible modeling, Weatherford assesses natural fractures, evaluates hydrocarbon potential and calculates mechanical properties along horizontal or vertical wellbores in fields or basins. By evaluating attributes, we provide a reliable prediction of fracture potential, increasing the operator’s confidence by reducing uncertainty in the field development plan.
Our integrated evaluation process for optimizing completion designs is making a huge difference in fracturing efficiencies and effectiveness, as well as enhancing overall reservoir drainage for our clients. For example, in the Woodford Shale utilizing FracAdvisor enabled a 235% increase in productivity for a client when compared to a neighboring well that was completed geometrically. The cumulative difference in total production after 70 days was 16,700 BOE.
“Through the FracAdvisor service, we gained greater insights and understanding into our Woodford asset. With the enhanced confidence in exploiting this reservoir, we will continue operations using tailored completion designs.”Payne Energy
Integrated formation evaluation
Woodford shale client experience
235% increase in initial production
16,700 BOE after IP-70