Well Operations


Simultaneous Drilling


Frac Hits

Articles

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article July 11, 2019, by Trent Jacobs
"Permian Basin Frac Hit Notification system Under New Management"

HartEnergy, Article April 01, 2019, by Brian Walzel
"Finding A Solution To The Frac Hit Problem"

North American Shale, Article February 12, 2019, by Luke Geiver
"Reveal releases FracEYE system to reduce frac hits in shale wells"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article November 07, 2018, by: Trent Jacobs
"Frac Hits To Take Center Stage at SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference" 

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Cory Swanson, W.A. Hill, Gary Nilson, Christian Griman, Randal Hill, Phil Sullivan, Carl Aften, Jose C. Jimenez, Gianna Pietrangeli, Daniel C. Shedd, and John Pursley
"Post-Frac-Hit Mitigation and Well Remediation of Woodford Horizontal Wells With Solvent/Surfactant Chemistry Blend"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Kyoung S uk Min, Vikram Sen, Lujun Ji, and Richard B. Sullivan
"Optimization of Completion and Well Spacing for Development of Multi-Stacked Reservoirs using Integration of Data Analytics, Geomechanics and Reservoirs Flow Modeling"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Neil Stegent and Cody Candler
"Downhole Microseismic Mapping of More Than 400 Fracturing Stages on a Multiwell Pad at the Hydraulic Fracturing Test site (HFTS): Discussion of Operational Challenges and Analytic Results"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Jill Thompson, Nick Franciose, Marc Schutt, Kate Hartig, and Jon McKenna
"Tank Development in the Midland Basin, Texas: a case study of super-charging a reservoir to optomize production and increase horizontal well densities"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 23-25, 2018, by Ashish Kumar, Puneet Seth, Kaustubh Shrivastava, Ripudaman Manchanda, and Mukul M Sharma
"Well Interference Diagnosis through Integrated Analysis of Tracer and Pressure Interference Tests"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 23-25, 2018, by Shivam Agrawal and Mukul M. Sharma
"Impact of Pore Pressure Depletion on Stress Reorientation and its Implications on the Growth of Child Well Fractures"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 23-25, 2018, by Xuyang Guo, Kan Wu, John Killough, and Jizhou Tang
"Understanding the mechanism of interwell fracturing interference based on reservoir-geomechanics-fracturing modeling in Eagle Ford Shale"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 23-25, 2018, by Ripudaman Manchanda, Jongsoo Hwang, Prateek Bhardwaj, Mukul M. Sharma, Matt Maguire, and Jason Greenwald
"Strategies for Improving the Performance of Child Wells in the Permian Basin"

MRT, Article February 20, 2018, by Mella McEwen
"'Frac Hits' growing issue as infill drilling, frac stages rise"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article August 01, 2018, by Trent Jacobs
"In the Battle Against Frac Hits, Shale Producers Go to New Extremes"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 23-25, 2018, by Deepen P. Gala, Ripudaman Manchanda, and Mukul M. Sharma
"Modeling of Fluid Injection in Depleted Parent Wells to Minimize Damage due to Frac-Hits"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article November 2017, by Trent Jacobs
"Frac Hits Reveal Well Spacing May be Too Tight, Completion Volumes Too Large"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article November 28, 2017, by Stephen Rassenfoss
"The Problems With Bigger Fracs in Tighter Spaces"

SEG Library, Paper September 2017, by Tom Blasingame, Shawn Maxwell, and Doug Valleau
"Well Interference and Optimum Well Spacing for Wolfcamp Development at Permian Basin"

SEG Library, Paper September 2017, by Baosheng Liang, Meilin Du, Christina Goloway, Robert Hammond, Pablo Paez Yanez, and Tan Tran
"Subsurface Well Spacing Optimization in the Permian Basin"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 24-26, 2017, by Raul Esquivel and Thomas A. Blasingame
"Optimizing the Development of the Haynesville Shale - Lessons - Learned from Well-to-Well Hydraulic Fracture Interference"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 24-26, 2017, by Richard Cao, Ruijian Li, Alejandro Girardi, Nitin Chowdhur, and Chaohui Chen
"Well Interference and Optimum Well Spacing for Wolfcamp Development at Permian Basin"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 24-26, 2017, by Ali Rezaei, Mehdi Rafiee, Statoil, Giorgio Bornia, Mohamed Soliman, and Stephen Morse
" Protection Refrac: Analysis of Pore Pressure and Stress Change Due to Refracturing of Legacy Wells"

AAPG Datapages, Article July 24-26, 2017, by Baosheng Liang, Shahzad Khan, and Yula Tang
"Fracture Hit Monitoring and Its Mitigation Through Integrated 3D Modeling in the Wolfcamp Stacked Pay in the Midland Basin"

AAPG Datapages, Article August 01-03, 2016, by Wei Yu, Kan Wu, Lihua Zuo, Xiaosi Tan, and Ruud Weijermars
"Physical Models for Inter-Well Interference in Shale Reservoirs: Relative Impacts of Fracture Hits and Matrix Permeability"

Conferences

SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Conference September 24-26, 2018, by Tom Whitfield, M. Hunter Watkins, and L. James Dickinson
"Pre-Loads: Successful Mitigation of Damaging Frac Hits in the Eagle Ford"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Conference February 08, 2019, by Trent Jacobs
"To Solve Frac Hits, Unconventional Engineering Must Revolve Around Them"

SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology, Conference 2016, by Matthew Dawson and Günther Kampfer
"Breakthrough in Hydraulic Fracture & Proppant Mapping: Achieving Increased Precision with Lower Cost"

Papers

IOGCC, Paper 2018, by Lloyd Hetrick
"Well to Well Communication 'Frac Hits'"

SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Paper May 2018, by Wei Yu, Yifei Xu, Ruud Weijermars, Kan Wu, and Kamy Sepehrnoori
"A Numerical Model for Simulating Pressure Response of Well Interference and Well Performance in Tight Oil Reservoirs With Complex-Fracture Geometries Using the Fast Embedded-Discrete-Fracture-Model Method"

SPE Production & Operations, Paper February 2018, by Kan Wu, Biyi Wu, and Wei Yu
"Mechanism Analysis of Well Interference in Unconventional Reservoirs"

SPE Journal, Paper April 2017, by Reza Safari, Richard Lewis, Xiadan Ma, Uno Mutlu, Ahmad Ghassemi
"Infill-Well Fracturing Optimization in Tightly Spaced Horizontal Wells"

SPE Journal, Paper October 2016, by Matteo Marongiu-Porcu, Donald Lee, Dan Shan, and Adrian Morales
"Advanced Modeling of Interwell-Fracturing Interference: An Eagle Ford Shale-Oil Study"

EDF, Paper 2014, by Environmental Defense Fund
"Model Regulatory Framework for Hydraulically Fractured Hydrocarbon Production Wells"

SPE Journal, Paper October 2016, by Ali Awada, Martin Santo, Dylan Lougheed, Don Xu, and Claudio Virues
"Is That Interference? A Work Flow for Identifying and Analyzing Communication Through Hydraulic Fractures in a Multiwell Pad"

SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Paper August 2015, by Vivek Sahai, Greg Jackson, Hamed Lawal, Nnamdi Abolo, Cecilia P. Flores
"A Quantitative Approach to Analyze Fracture-Area Loss in Shale Gas Wells During Field Development and Restimulation"

Videos

Oilfield Basics, Video September 23, 2018, by Oilfield Basics
"Frac Hits"

Flotek Industries, Video January 2017, by George King, P.E.
"Frac Hits: Sensing, Preventing and Recovery of Production Rate"


Anti-Collision

Articles 

Elsevier, Article 2010, by Zhichuan Guan, Yongwang Liu, Yucai Shi, Kai Wei, Jianyun Wang, Haiming Liang, and Huizeng Zhang
"Problems and Developing Direction of Anti-Collision Technology in the Dense Well Pattern Area"

Conferences

Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, Conference November 13-16, 2017, by F. Rashid, S. Kolakkodan, Y. Al Katheeri, and J. John
"4-Tier Anti-Collision Policy Adapted in a World Class ERD/MRC Drilling Project Covering Satellite Platforms and Artificial Islands for Collision Free and Optimum Wellbore Placement"

Papers 

West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection, Powerpoint October 07,2015, by David J. Belcher
"Well Site Safety Plans and Collision Avoidance Protocol"


Hydraulic Fracturing Monitoring

Articles

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Sarah Eisenlord, Thomas Hayes, and Kent Perry  
"Environmental Impact Analysis on the Hydraulic Fracture Test Site (HFTS)"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Abhash Kumar, Kevin Chao, Richard Hammack, and William Harbert
"Surface Seismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) in the Midland Basin, Texas"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Jordan Ciezobka, James Courtier, and Joe Wicker
"Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) - Project Overview and Summary of Results"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2018, by Joe Wicker, James Courtier, Tammy Campbell, Shawn Lee, Ryan Fairfield, and Stacy Trowbridge
"Using Stage Level Microseismic Analysis to Correlate and Ground Truth Cored Hydraulic Fractures"

SEG Library, Article September 2018, by Yangyang Yu, Chuntao Liang, Furong Wu, Xuben Wang, Gang Yu, and Fangdong Chu
"On the accuracy and efficiency of the joint source scanning algorithm for hydraulic fracturing monitoring"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2017, by Mark S. Hickey, Santiago Treviño III, and Mark E. Everett
"Monitoring Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Movement using Ground-Based Electromagnetics, with Applications to the Anadarko Basin and the Delaware Basin / NW Shelf"

Natural Gas Industry B, Article January 2017, by Furong Wu, Yuanyuan Yan, and Chen Yin
"Real-time microseismic monitoring technology for hydraulic fracturing in shale gas reservoirs: A case study from the Southern Sichuan Basin"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2017, by N. Riazi and C.R. Clarkson
"The Use of Time-Lapse Seismic Attributes for Characterizing Hydraulic Fractures in a Tight Siltstone Reservoir"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2017, by Abhash Kumar, Eric Zorn, Richard Hammack, and William Harbert
"Seismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing Activity at the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) Site, West Virginia"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2017, by Shohreh Amini, Payam Kavousi, and Timothy R. Carr
"Application of Fiber-optic Temperature Data Analysis in Hydraulic Fracturing Evaluation: A Case Study in Marcellus Shale"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2017, by Martin Karrenbach, Andrew Ridge, Steve Cole, Kevin Boone, Dan Kahn, Jamie Rich, Ken Silver, and David Langton
"DAS Microseismic Monitoring and Integration with Strain Measurements in Hydraulic Fracture Profiling"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2016, by Abhash Kumar, Erich Zorn, Richard Hammack, and William Harbert
"Surface Seismic Monitoring of Hydraulic Fracturing Activity in Pennsylvania and West Virginia"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2016, by K. Boone, R. Crickmore, Z. Werdeg, C. Laing, and M. Molenaar
"Monitoring Hydraulic Fracturing Operations Using Fiber-Optic Distributed Acoustic Sensing"

AAPG Datapages, Article 2016, by Mark S. Hickey, Santiago Treviño III, and Mark E. Everett
"Monitoring and Imaging the Dynamics and Extent of Hydraulic Fracturing Fluid Movement Using Ground-Based Electromagnetics, with Application to the Eagle Ford Shale"

Search and Discovery, September 16, 2015, by Graham Heinson, Simon Carter, Lars Krieger, Goran Boren, and Chris Matthews
"Magnetotelluric Monitoring of a Hydraulic Fracturing in Moomba, South Australia"

Conferences

SEG Library, Conference April 24-27, 2018, by Wang Zhigang, Zhang Lin, Xu jianhua, Wang Chongyang, and Liu Zihao
"The use of time-frequency domain electromagnetic (TFEM) technique to monitor hydraulic fracturing"

SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology, Conference July 23-25, 2018, by Ashish Kumar, Puneet Seth, Kaustubh Shrivastava, Ripudaman Manchanda, and Mukul M. Sharma
"Well Interference Diagnosis Through Integrated Analysis of Tracer and Pressure Interference Tests"

SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering, Conference November 18-20 2015, by Adam Yousefzadeh, Qi Li and Robert Aguilera
"Microseismic 101: Monitoring and Evaluating Hydraulic Fracturing to Improve the Efficiency of Oil and Gas Recovery from Unconventional Reservoirs"

Papers 

SEG Library, Paper February 2019, by Ana Curcio and Lucas Macias
"Hydraulic fracturing monitoring: New concept of electromagnetics linked to elastic modeling"

SEG Library, Paper August 2018, by Kyubo Noh, Ki Ha Lee, Seokmin Oh, Soon Jee Seol, and Joongmoo Byun
"Location-based parameterization of CSEM data inversion for the monitoring of hydraulic fracturing with magnetically enhanced proppants"

SEG Library, Paper August 2017, by Zhigang Wang, Gang Yu, Lin Zhang, Chongyang Wang, Jin Zhang, and Zihao Liu
"The use of time-frequency domain electromagnetic technique to monitor hydraulic fracturing"

SPE International, Paper 2012, by George Everette King (Apache Corp.)
"Hydraulic Fracturing 101: What Every Representative, Environmentalist, Regulator, Reporter, Investor, University Researcher, Neighbor and Engineer Should Know About Estimating Frac Risk and Improving Frac Performance in Unconventional Gas and Oil Wells"


Induced Seismicity 

Articles 

Science Mag, Article December 16, 2016, by Derek Elsworth, Christopher J. Spiers, and Andre R. Niemeijer
"Understanding induced seismicity"

Geo Science World, Article June 10, 2015, by Justin L. Rubinstein and Alireza Babaie Mahani
"Myths and Facts on Wastewater Injection, Hydraulic Fracturing, Enhanced Oil Recovery, and Induced Seismicity"

Search and Discover, Article May 05, 2015, by Joseph P. Morris
"Mandated Monitoring For Potential Hydraulic Fracturing Impacts Upon Groundwater In California: Update On SB-4 Expert Recommendations"

Springerlink, Article February 04, 2015, by Julian J. Bommer, Helen Crowley, and Rui Pinho
"A risk-mitigation approach to the management of induced seismicity"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article September 01, 2014, by Trent Jacobs
"Searching for Solutions to Induced Seismicity"

Science Mag, Article July 25, 2014, by K. M. Keranen, M. Weingarten, G. A. Abers, B. A. Bekins, and S. Ge
"Sharp increase in central Oklahoma seismicity since 2008 induced by massive wastewater injection"

Science Direct, Article August 2013, by Richard Davies, Gillian Foulger, Annette Bindley, and Peter Styles
"Induced Seismicity and Hydraulic Fracturing for the recovery of hydrocarbons"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, Article March 2013, by Dennis Denney
"Measurements of Hydraulic-Fracture-Induced Seismicity in Gas Shales"

Conferences

Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources, Conference October 24-27, 2018, by CSUR
"Banff 2018 International Induced Seismicity Workshop"

Papers 

SEG Library, Paper August 27, 2018, by David Alumbaugh and Dimitri Bevc
"Examining the use of statistical approaches to simulate induced seismicity"

SEG Library, Case Study August 2017, by Alexander Mihai Popovici and Sergey Fomel
"Induced-seismicity risk-mitigation strategies: Montney case study"

SEG Library, Paper August 19, 2015, by Katherine Bosman, Mike Preiksaitis, Adam Baig, and Ted Urbancic
"From Microseismic to Induced Seismicity: Monitoring the Full Band of Reservoir Seismicity"

SPE Production & Operations, Paper August 2012, by Norman R. Warpinski, Jing Du, and Ulrich Zimmer
"Measurements of Hydraulic-Fracture-Induced Seismicity in Gas Shales"

Videos

IRIS Earthquake Science, Video April 01, 2019, by Dr. Rob Skoumal
"Hydraulic Fracturing Induced Seismicity- Dr. Rob Skoumal, USGS (IRIS Webinar)"

State Oil and Gas Regulatory Exchange, Video 2017, by The Groundwater Protection Council and IOGCC
"Induced Seismicity"

The National Academies of Sciences Engineering Medicine, Video 2013, by Division on Earth and Life Studies
"Energy Technologies and Manmade Earthquakes"


High Pressure/High Temperature Wells


Articles 

Oil & Gas iQ, Article March 11, 2019, by Oil & Gas iQ Editor
"HPHT: Completions, Challenges, and Coping with the Pressure"

Journal of Petroleum Technology, article September 01, 2017, by Chris Carpenter
"Deep High-Pressure Completions: A Case History Offshore Gulf of Mexico"

Conferences

Research Gate, Conference November 2014, by Utkarsh Maheshwari and Saee Vyawahare
"High Pressure, High Temperature Wells"

Society of Petroleum Engineers, Conference February 8-10, 1993, by E. A. Coats and A. M. Tatarski
"High-Strength Coiled Tubing Assists High-Pressure Well Servicing in the Gulf of Mexico"

Papers 

Research Gate, pdf January 2016, by Allan Zhong
"Challenges for High-Pressure High-Temperature Applications of Rubber Materials in the Oil and Gas Industry"


Subject Matter Experts


Robert Barba 

Petrophysicist
Integrated Energy Services, Inc.
rbarba75@gmail.com
(713) 823-8602
Expertise:  Petrophysics and Hydraulic Fracturing 

Michael Dunkel

Global Technology Leader for Upstream Water
Advisian, Worley Group
Dunkelmrd@gmail.com
(469) 585-6468
Expertise: Water Management for Oil and Gas, Regulations, Methane Emissions and Well Operations 

Rich Haut

President
HEST, LLC
haut@HESTLLC.com
(281) 787-8768
Expertise: Air & Methane Emissions - Well Operations 

Lloyd Hetrick

Operations Engineering Advisor
East Shore Investments, LLC
lloyd.hetrick@eastshoreinv.com and lloyd.h.hetrick@gmail.com
(281) 630-6571
Expertise:  Well Integrity,  Well Operations, Plugging, Orphan Well Management, and Produced Water Management

George E. King, P.E. 

GEK Engineering PLLC
gkingengineering@gmail.com
(281) 851-8095

Chad Wocken

Assistant Director, Clean Energy Solutions
University of North Dakota Energy & Environmental Research Center
cwocken@undeerc.org 
(701) 777-5273
Expertise:  Associated Gas Production, Flaring Mitigation, and Production Facility Optimization