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Stranded Pay Between the Laterals: New Technology to Identify and Recover Gas and Oil

Susan Nash


As pad drilling expands and laterals are drilled in stacked pays and also with closer spacing, reservoir optimization becomes a concern. The presentation reviews current challenges of costs and steep decline curves, and proposes a workflow for identifying pay stranded between or alongside laterals, and for integrating techniques and technologies to economically produce the often inadequately drained sweet spots. The presentation represents a synthesis of current practices, along with a discussion of pros, cons, and potential.

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90207 © AAPG Geoscience Technology Workshop, Unconventionals Update, November 4-5, 2014, Austin, Texas