Making the Most of Your Shale Wells
Although each play is unique, certain things will hold true for the "ideal shale well":
- The well must be drilled in a zone that has a high TOC
- Intercepted shale must be brittle enough to frac
- Induced fractures resulting from the frac job must intercept a natural fracture system and porosity
- Induced fractures must remain open for a sufficient period of time to allow economic volumes of hydrocarbons to be produced
But engineers are busy. Drilling and fracing is all consuming, so taking advantage of the wealth of information contained in the seismic data often takes a backseat.
What if you could turn well and seismic data into actionable knowledge and help geoscientists and completion engineers easily determine the optimal surface location to place a pad, the best azimuths for their laterals, the precise landing depths, and which stages will best contribute to production? What if you could help your drilling engineers guide the drill bit toward the sweet spots and away from faults and other drilling hazards?
With integrated GeoEngineering™ workflows, you can.
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