Industry Article: Operational Efficiencies in the Eagle Ford Basin

Operational Efficiencies in the Eagle Ford Basin
Publication: Hart Energy Playbook
Publication Date: 12/01/2012

Efficient and economical oil E&P is important when prices are low, but perhaps more important when prices are high. In both scenarios, operators need to drill quickly and safely with the most reliable equipment, at the surface and downhole. When it is time to stimulate the well, the operator chooses the quickest and most optimal techniques available. The first job for the Schlumberger HiWAY flow-channel hydraulic fracturing service was pumped in 2010 for Petrohawk in the Hawkville Field. The results from that well, and hundreds of subsequent wells completed in the Eagle Ford, have proven significantly higher initial production results while also reducing water and proppant requirements. The Schlumberger Mangrove reservoir-centric stimulation design software, a plug-in for the Petrel E&P software platform, integrates fit-for-purpose hydraulic fracture models and specialized completion algorithims with measurements relevant for unconventional reservoirs.

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