Things may not always be what they seem when interpreting IP rate data from unconventional oil and gas wells, says Steve Hendrickson, president of Ralph E. Davis Associates.
Hybrid mud logging is a major step change in providing quantitative data in near-real time without increasing personnel.
Apache Corp. said Sept. 14 it has collected reservoir and other technical data on the Kwaskwasi-1 discovery well in Block 58 offshore Suriname as it starts operations on another exploration well.
Marine vibrators provide less environmental impact and better data.
A better understanding of earth stresses resulted in a dramatic reduction in wellbore instability-related drilling events and NPT for the operator.
The Yellowtail wells and upcoming Redtail well will form the basis of another FPSO development, executives say.
Preliminary estimates indicate between 7 Tcf and 9 Tcf of raw gas in place along with 400-500 MMbbl of associated condensates, the company said.
Tendeka, an independent global completions service company, said July 15 it has joined the OSIsoft EcoSphere, a collection of more than 300 industrial leaders that provide products, applications, and services for the PI system.
Panelists agreed there are, however, exceptions. And costs could run from thousands to millions of dollars depending on services needed to restart production.