Integrating Engineering and Geoscience Data to Advance Field Development in the Midland Basin
Unconventional field development questions are wide ranging, including well spacing, fracture stimulation, stacking & sequencing of wells in a development. The Midland basin has the challenge of developing up to seven stratigraphic sections. Devising data acquisition strategies to capture data and properly analyze the data can aid in the understanding of well results and lead to better validate reservoir, fracture stimulation and performance models. A wide range of Geoscience & engineering data types are available, and when integrated can provide an enhanced glimpse into the reservoir development. Data types include full suite of logs, microseismic, tilt meter, DAS/DTS, physical core / RSW, pressure and temperature gauges, etc. Each method carries inherent uncertainty & concerns, but when integrated with other data sources can provide a clearer & fuller picture of our reservoirs and the results we achieve.
AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90343 ©2019 AAPG Southwest Section Annual Convention, Dallas, Texas, April 6-9, 2019