Surface multiphase flowmeter
Accurately measure the full spectrum of multiphase flow rates while monitoring and evaluating production in real time.
AvantGuard advanced flowback services optimize your well’s performance from poststimulation operations through production. Ongoing, real-time monitoring ensures the well is being operated within a secure operating envelope (SOE)—protecting both the hydraulic fractures and your ROI during the lifetime of the well.
The SOE identifies the operational parameters that preserve the connection between hydraulic fractures and the wellbore. The operational parameters are defined from real-time pressure and production data, including solids production monitoring. This advanced characterization of well performance also defines an optimal choke management strategy for productivity in both conventional and unconventional wells.
Solids production and the liquid flow rate are measured using the Vx Spectra surface multiphase flowmeter, which accurately captures multiphase flow dynamics in any flow regime for all fluid and solid types. This continuous data is analyzed in real time by AvantGuard services to implement a predictive flowback strategy based on effective choke management.
High-frequency multiphase flowmeters simplify the process of maintaining balance (no inflow, no outflow).
Optimized stimulation and flowback strategy keeps fluid production rates and bottomhole flowing pressure inside a secure operating envelope.
AvantGuard advanced flowback services provide strategy to improve flowback and production, Powder River Basin.
In this paper, we describe an integrated engineering and operations workflow for optimizing poststimulation operations on horizontal wells by controlling the productive fracture system evolution during the poststimulation period.
Water produced during flowback and production operations may be one of the largest sources of untapped knowledge in hydraulic fracturing. This water, once in intimate contact with the reservoir, proppant pack, and tubulars, may contain a fingerprint reflective of damage related to polymer cleanup, propped pathway integrity, fines release, mineral scale precipitation, and bacterial activity. In cooperation with the operator, Lonestar Resources, of three Eagle Ford shale wells, we developed a workflow to characterize flowback water for indications of damage.