Presented by: Mehran Hassanpour
Featured Domain: Reservoir Modeling
Improving Horizontal Well Placement and Completion Efficiency in Unconventional Reservoirs through Integrated Reservoir Modeling
Finding the optimal horizontal well configuration in shale reservoirs is challenging. Well locations, orientation, length, and number and geometry of hydraulic fracturing stages have a direct impact on hydrocarbon production performance.
A representative subsurface reservoir description would help determine the best well configurations, resulting in improved well productivity and profitability. This can be achieved through building an integrated reservoir model using all available data.
In this lecture, an integrated workflow is presented. A high-resolution geological model is created using seismic attributes, seismic interpretations, petrophysical descriptions, geomechanical and microseismic data. Information from completed wells is calibrated with the key geological parameters. Optimal well locations and treatment stages are proposed.
Dr. Mehran Hassanpour
is a Senior Technical Advisor at Paradigm for Reservoir Engineering and Modeling. He has over 10 years of experience in building integrated reservoir models for a variety of reservoirs around the world. He has a B.Sc. in Reservoir Engineering and a M.Sc. and Ph.D. in Geostatistics from the University of Alberta.