Production increased more than 50%, leading PDCM to use the Mangrove
design in all future wells
The Flow Scanner* horizontal and deviated well
production logging system showed significantly higher flow rates from wells
that were completed following a Mangrove engineered stimulation design than
from offset wells completed with conventional geometric perforating designs.
“Based on the total number of wells PDCM
has producing in the Marcellus, I believe the minimum increase we could expect
from utilizing this methodology is 50%–60%,” said Caplan.
After the success of the pilot wells, PDCM decided to use this technique to help maximize ROI for all future horizontal
wells in the Marcellus Shale. The Mangrove engineered design has been used in
subsequent PDCM wells with similar results. Recently, PDCM used the Mangrove
design to automatically select intervals, significantly reducing interpretation