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

Susan Nash
AAPG

Abstract

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