Please join us for our 2nd meeting of the year where SPE DL Darryl Tompkins will be presenting "An Examination of the Effects of Surface Data Acquisition Methods on Well Performance Evaluations and Completion Optimization" where he will discuss how different surface data acquisition methods effect the evaluation of well performance using common RTA techniques.
While we will be meeting at the City Club. Mr. Tompkins will be presenting to us virtually. We will have an opportunity, however, for Q&A afterwards.
It is a common practice in the development of wells to change completions designs to determine which design works best in each area. Quite often a Rate Transient Analysis (“RTA”) of the flowback / early production data is used to evaluate how well performance is affected by changes in the completion design. Many analysts faced with performing RTA struggle to have confidence in the analysis results due to poor quality production data. This presentation shows how different surface data acquisition methods effect the evaluation of well performance using common RTA techniques. Additionally, this presentation will recommend preferred methods of data acquisition and demonstrate how these methods produce less ambiguous results. Superior data quality should be a top priority if a well's performance and/or completion design needs to be evaluated quickly and accurately with RTA of the early production period. Iterative completion optimization can be a waste of time and money if the difference in a well's performance due to changes in the completion design cannot be evaluated quickly and accurately due to poor surface data acquisition methods.
Darryl has spent his career working in reservoir, completions, and operations engineering in mature fields, gas storage, and unconventional reservoirs. He is currently the Chief Technology Officer of Revo Testing Technologies based in Houston TX where he works on developing technologies for unconventional well performance evaluations and production optimization. He is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, and he holds a B.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Windsor, Canada.