Schlumberger at URTeC | 20–22 July 2020 | Schlumberger


20–22 July 2020

Better reservoir knowledge. Increasingly efficient technologies. Higher performance.​

At current commodity prices, profitability matters from the first well. Nevertheless, unconventional reservoirs are often complex and present many unique challenges, including

  • identifying, mapping, and staying within sweet spots
  • determining well locations and spacing
  • optimizing drilling
  • enhancing completion and stimulation strategies
  • identifying operational efficiencies
  • respecting environmental sensitivities and regulatory compliance.

That’s why Schlumberger has developed fit-for-basin technologies and services that lower your total cost per barrel—positioning you for long-term, unconventional success with more insightful decision making and increased operational efficiency.


Deliver the most value from your well through drilling, measurements, and logging to improve your performance.​

Man reviewing log data on a computer screen

Coordinate in real time with evaluation-while-drilling services

Accuracy and speed in positioning a wellbore through any formation type is crucial, but even more so in shale. Both depend on real-time coordination between drilling, measurement, and logging technologies that rely on robust and reliable mud pulse communication.

That’s where Schlumberger and its shale evaluation-while-drilling service comes in.

Shale evaluation-while-drilling service provides near-real-time formation evaluation of cuttings using reliable and repeatable measurements. With a comprehensive log that accurately maps lithology, mineralogy, and the geochemical fingerprint of a reservoir, the service supports operational decisions and minimizes risk. Evaluation-while-drilling service provides direct detection and quantification of minerals, total organic carbon (TOC), kerogen content, and elemental composition, helping you optimize well trajectory, select the best zones during completion, and assess potential pay zones along the lateral. Real-time fluid logging and analysis service performs formation evaluation and reservoir characterization in shale formations while drilling.

While-drilling detection and quantification of hydrocarbons

FlairFlex advanced real-time fluid logging and analysis service performs formation evaluation and reservoir characterization in all well and reservoir types while drilling.

This unique advanced mud gas service combines a virtually maintenance-free gas extractor and advanced field gas chromatograph–mass spectrometer (GCMS) to provide highly reliable measurements that enable predicting the gas/oil ratio (GOR).

Advanced real-time fluid logging and analysis service

Featured Products


Advanced real-time fluid logging and analysis service

Improve infrastructure planning with crucial data before downhole sampling or testing is possible.

xBolt G2

Accelerated drilling service

Drill faster and more accurately using three downhole telemetry options, all in one BHA.


Multifactor shale-cuttings evaluation-while-drilling service

Characterize unconventional reservoirs in near-real-time to support operational decisions and minimize risk.


Advance your reservoir understanding to optimize production performance.

Optimize the lifetime performance of your reservoir

Effective and profitable development of shale reservoirs requires a cross-disciplinary, fully integrated characterization approach. The meager flow characteristics of shales demand costly drilling and completion techniques to establish sufficient reservoir contact. Production achieved may not be enough to offset the investment of drilling extended laterals, stimulating dozed of stages, and pumping thousands of tons of fluid and proppant per well. Schlumberger has developed efficient and low-risk shale evaluation technologies so you can understand reservoir quality and geologic complexity better to optimize landing point and drilling, completion and production design for improved asset performance.

ThruBit Logging Services
Horizontal wellbore-pump assisted memory mode

Pilot Hole Evaluation

Kerogen content in shale reservoirs creates huge uncertainties for the conventional triple combo interpretation. To understand reservoir producibility, CMR-MagniPHI high-definition NMR service can be run in combination with Litho Scanner high-definition spectroscopy service and Dielectric Scanner multifrequency dielectric dispersion service. CMR-MagniPHi service provides accurate lithology-independent porosity and reservoir fluids mapping. Litho Scanner service provides direct TOC measurement and resolves complex mineralogy. Completing the unconventional triple combo, the Dielectric Scanner service provides direct water volume measurement.

Sonic Scanner acoustic scanning platform and Quanta Geo photorealistic reservoir geology service or FMI-HD high-definition formation microimager provide geomechanics and geologic understanding to optimize drilling and completion design.

High-resolution NMR service

Unlock a new dimension in fluid mapping across the smallest pores

CMR-MagniPHI high-definition NMR service provides the most accurate lithology-independent porosity from simultaneous, continuous T1 and T2 relaxation time measurements. By unlocking the T1 dimension, CMR-MagniPHI service enables unprecedented determination of shale porosity and reservoir fluid types and volumes for:

  • movable and nonmovable oil
  • high-viscosity hydrocarbon
  • free, capillary-bound, and clay-bound water.

Featured Products


High-definition NMR service

Unlock the T₁ dimension to provide the most accurate lithology-independent porosity and fluids mapping for the smallest pores.

Litho Scanner

High-definition spectroscopy service

Unlock the key elements of your reservoir—including stand-alone TOC.

Dielectric Scanner

Multifrequency dielectric dispersion service

Acquire measurements that speak volumes.

Lateral Well Evaluation

Lateral well evaluation in shale reservoirs enables operators to calibrate seismic interpretation, populate geomodels, understand well performance better, optimize frac design, and select and validate well spacing. Comprising nine slim formation evaluation tools, ThruBit through-the-bit logging services provide a unique conveyance solution for an efficient and low-risk lateral well evaluation option. ThruBit Dipole acoustic service and Pulsar multifunction spectroscopy service combination enables cased hole factory logging to optimize stimulation design.

Featured Products

ThruBit Through-the-Bit Logging Services

Log a full wireline measurement suite beyond gravitational descent.


Multifunction spectroscopy service

Attain comprehensive formation evaluation in cased hole: one run, one tool.

Sonic Scanner

Acoustic scanning platform

Gain acoustic insight to anisotropy and formation geomechanics in wells at any angle.

Production and Stimulation

Increase well productivity with fracturing, acidizing, and water control treatments.

Achieve systematic efficiency with fit-for-basin technology solutions

We provide best-in-class unconventional completion services for high-volume, high-efficiency operations in North America land. We not only integrate hydraulic fracturing, pumpdown perforating (PDP) services through one centralized management structure, but we also orchestrate and deliver fit-for-basin technology solutions that bring systematic efficiency and consistent stimulation effectiveness to any unconventional play.

Hydraulic fracturing—maximize your stages per day
More efficient, reliable, cleaner, and safer hydraulic fracturing

Automate and streamline surface operations

The StimCommander automated stimulation delivery platform automates and streamlines surface operations, resulting in a smaller footprint, sustained efficiencies, and substantially reduced NPT. A combination of bulk material delivery and storage systems, equipment designed for continuous operations, automated processes, and accurate inventory management, the platform drives more efficient, reliable, and cost-effective fracturing operations with reduced HSE risks.

Featured Products


Integrated completions services

Maximize production for well fracturing, perforating, and fully integrated completions services.

Infill Well Optimization

Enhancing well performance

Improve your unconventional development and production with end-to-end planning to recovery.


Automated stimulation delivery platform

Increase hydraulic fracturing process control, reliability, and efficiency through automation.


Polymer-locked wireline cable

Reduce operational and well control risks and maintenance-related logistics and cost.


Optimize the critical connection between your well and your reservoir.

Access, manage, stimulate, and monitor production

We are making a step change in reliability in a dropoff market using machine learning at the wellsite to ensure flawless execution while using additive machining to reduce cost to our customers in this new economic environment. CoilShift Precision CT frac sleeve and DropShift frac sleeve systems give our customers the long-term flexibility they need to optimize a completion while significantly extending its useful lifetime. FracXion fully composite frac plugs and ReacXion dissolvable frac plugs stand in a class of their own in reliability and performance.

FracXion & ReacXion
Fully composite frac plugs and dissolvable frac plugs

Featured Products

FracXion Micro

Fully composite frac plug

Accelerate time to production with rapid millout and minimal debris size—including hollow metal button slips that minimize metal content.

ReacXion Complete

Fully dissolvable frac plug

Eliminate milling with a robust frac plug that isolates reliably and then dissolves rapidly to enable fullbore production.

CoilShift Precision

CT frac sleeve

Perform selective stimulation now and rigless zonal shutoff later in your well's life.

DropShift and DropShift Express

Frac sleeves

Enable continuous fracturing in multistage wells and close zones later for water shutoff or recompletion.


Extend the life of producing wells.

ReSOLVE iX Service
Expand the operating envelope to extreme conditions, including sour, HPHT, and extended-reach wells.

Regain well access and restore production

From basic remedial work to contingency planning, Schlumberger has a complete portfolio of technologies and services for intervention in the unconventional play:

Featured Products

Wireline Powered Intervention Services

Reinvent your interventions

Set new standards for success in well intervention operations with real-time monitoring, dynamic tool control, and verified downhole actuation.

Wireline and Slickline Conveyance

Systems, tractors, cables, and accessories

Leverage the efficiency of wireline conveyance to deep and highly deviated wells with integrated tractor deployment systems.

Featured Presentations and Panel Sessions

Panel Session
Date Time Title  Panel Participant 
Tuesday, July 21, 2020  3:25 p.m.–5:10 p.m. Synergies and Collaboration with Geothermal Industry Aparna Raman, President, Reservoir Performance, Schlumberger
Technical Sessions
Date Time Presentation Technical Paper Title Authors 
Monday, July 20, 2020 11:15 a.m.–11:40 a.m. Theme 9: Oil Water Separation - Integrated Diagnostic Workflows to Identify Fracture Geometry Geology Quality: Case Study of Improving Multistage Fracturing and Completion with Quantitative Geology Considerations   X. Wang1, S. Fei1, L. Zhu1, Y. Liu*2, H. Li2, Y. Fu2, W. Wang2, L. Wang2 (1Changqing Oil Co.; 2Schlumberger)
Monday, July 20, 2020 2:15 p.m.–2:40 p.m.
Theme 9: Innovative Technologies to Reduce Completion Costs 
Innovative Gun System Tackles Today’s Challenges to Unconventional Completions
C. E. Felicio Guedes, B. D. Clark, C. E. Baumann, F. Doornbosch, A. Prisbell, S. Aboelnaga (Schlumberger)
Monday, July 20, 2020
3:55 p.m.–4:20 p.m.
Theme 3: Reservoir Characterization and Well Placement Using Modern Tools and Workflows
Formation Anisotropy And Heterogeneity Evaluation With A High-resolution LWD Ultrasonic Slowness Imaging Tool
N. Sakiyama1, H. Hori1, H. Yamamoto1, H. Nakajima1, M. Blyth1, S. M. Fahim Ud Din1, M. G. Kittridge2 (1Schlumberger; 2Occidental)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 
9:05 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
Theme 10: International Challenges of Unconventional Resources: Integrated Geoscience and Engineering
Geo-Engineered Performance in One of the Largest Tight Oil Multi-Well Pads in Asia
B. Chen1, F. Ma2, Y. Li1, H. Yuan1, Z. Li1, W. Zheng*2, D. Li1, Y. Wang1, L. Ding1, Y. Wang1, P. Li1 (1PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company Tight Oil Project Team; 2Schlumberger)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020  10:20 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
Theme 4: Reservoir Simulation to Well Performance 
Geomechanical Evaluations of Deep Shale Gas Reservoir in Sichuan Basin, Western China 
K. Qiu1, X. Liang2, H. Shu2, G. Wang2, Y. Luo2, K. Yin2, Q. Li2, Z. Zhang2, Y. Pan1, Y. Gao2 (1Schlumberger; 2PetroChina)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 
11:55 a.m.–12:20 p.m. Theme 7: Case Studies II in IOR/EOR Field Pilots
Zero Net Gas Production, an EOR Strategy for Pads: Applications for the Liquids-Rich Portion of the Montney 
M. M. A. Faskhoodi, J. A. Rivero, R. Malpani (Schlumberger)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 
4:20 p.m.–4:45 p.m.
Theme 9: New Methods for Subsurface Characterization 
Understanding Tight Gas Sandstone Reservoirs from High-Definition Oil-Based Microresistivity Image Logs: A Case Study from Tarim Basin 
Q. Guo1, Y. Zhao1, D. Wang*2, N. Shi2 (1PetroChina Tarim Oilfield Company; 2Schlumberger)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
1:50 p.m.–2:15 p.m. Theme 1: New Insights to Hydraulic Fractures 
Optimizing MFHW Completion and Fracturing in Shale Formations Utilizing High Frequency ESP Real-Time Data 
L. Camilleri1, D. McEwen1, A. Rusakov1, D. Weishoff2, R. Akers2, J. Lachner2, T. Kisner2 (1Schumberger; 2Kraken Oil & Gas)
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
11:30 a.m.–11:55 a.m. Theme 3: Integrated Geophysical and Geologic Modeling Predicting Fluvial Reservoir Facies by Upscaling Seismic Inversion with 3-D Geocellular Modeling: Pinedale Field Case Study 
S. K. Logan1, E. LaBarre1, C. Dorion2, P. R. Clarke1, M. Ahmed3, A. Hartley4 (1Ultra Petroleum; 2Schlumberger; 3CGG; 4University of Aberdeen)
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
2:15 p.m.–2:40 p.m. Theme 4: Infill Drilling and Refracturing: Applications and Lessons Learned
Sequencing Hydraulic Fractures to Optimize Production for Stacked Well Development in the Delaware Basin 
A. Damani1, K. Kanneganti2, R. Malpani*2 (1SPE; 2Schlumberger)
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