Candidate recognition is a key element in improving the economics for producing oil and gas. The process begins with Schlumberger engineers gathering and organizing well data. Then a NODAL systems analysis is performed to determine if the well is producing at or near maximum potential. Specific factors restricting production and their location are determined and wells with the potential for enhanced production from a stimulation treatment are identified.
After the assessment, the overall field is mapped to show the geographic relationship of the wells, their production potentials, and other selected parameters. After identification of the candidates, the Schlumberger engineer develops detailed stimulation treatments.
The DESC design and evaluation services for clients, where a Schlumberger engineer and the complete range of software and hardware are placed in the client's office, helps in the candidate recognition process.