Upcoming Division Talk
Discrete Fracture Modeling with Different Fracture Drivers
Speaker: Cindy Xu | Senior Geoscience Consultant, Schlumberger Canada
Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2019, 12:00 - 1:00pm
Location: The Province Room on the 2nd floor, Schlumberger, 200, 125 9th Avenue SE, Calgary, Alberta T2G 0P6
Fracturing stimulation of unconventional shale reservoirs has become a daily activity with very little or no customized engineering. In order to move back to the fundamental fracture design, we use an integrated workflow called the Unconventional Reservoir Optimized Completion. A critical input to this workflow is the Discrete Fracture Network which provides a good representation of the complex natural fractures.
The fracture intensity input plays a very important role in modeling the Discrete Fracture Network. The fracture intensity is usually derived from counts on image logs and cores. However, the fracture data from the wells only helps to understand the distribution near the wellbore. What happens laterally away from the wellbore is highly uncertain. Therefore, it is important to integrate 3D fracture drivers with well data in the fracture modeling process to reduce the uncertainty in 3D space. There are different types of fracture drivers, like geological, seismic and geomechanical properties. In this talk, we will take a look at the different natural fracture drivers and the applications. We will also show you several case studies of utilizing these drivers, including a local case from the Bigoray area of the Pembina field in western Alberta, and several US cases from the Wolfcamp Shale-Oil Play in the Midland Basin, Eagle Ford Shale Oil and the Avalon Shale in New Mexico.
Cindy Xu has worked as a geologist in Schlumberger for 16 years. Cindy has a Master’s degree in Sedimentology, and a Bachelor’s degree in Petroleum Geology from Petroleum University of China. Cindy worked in Schlumberger China for 9 years on different roles. She was a geologist working on borehole image interpretation and the integrated FDP consulting projects, Team Leader of Geology Service Team and HQ Geology Product Champion in the Petrel plug-in development. In 2012, she was transferred to Schlumberger Canada and has been working on Techlog/Petrel training and workflow consulting in Canada, as a geomodeler in static modeling and fracture modeling for consulting projects and Petrel business development.
Geomodeling Division Social
October 29, 2019
Barley Mill Pub (upstairs room)
Address: 201 Barclay Parade SW, Calgary AB T2P 4R5
Registration: $10 +gst
Online registration closes October 29th at noon.