Operators and service companies working in the Permian Basin continue to develop and implement technologies to optimize production strategies. Because of external market forces and differing priorities of individual companies, there is no “one size fits all” strategy.
This one-day symposium will focus on Completion Design and Diagnostics, Flowback Strategies, Water Management, and Artificial Lift. In these sessions, Permian Basin case studies and technological applications will be presented and discussed, highlighting both Midland and Delaware Basins.
Key themes to be explored during this symposium will include:
The latest in horizontal well completion optimization
Delivering greater productivity and optimal ultimate recovery at lower cost
Systems optimization in water management
Finding the right timing in well-life for various artificial lift applications
Join us for a day of informative presentations, industry-shaping discussions, and networking with other industry experts – providing actionable ideas to fit your production management priorities.
What is an SPE-PB Symposium?
Symposiums maximize the exchange of ideas among delegates and presenters through brief technical presentations followed by extended Q&A periods. Focused topics attract an informed audience eager to discuss issues critical to advancing both technology and best practices. The majority of the presentations are in the form of case studies, highlighting engineering achievements and lessons learned. In order to stimulate frank discussion, no proceedings are published and the press is not invited to attend. Providing a bridge between SPE conferences and forums, Symposiums provide a practical overview of a technology and showcase technologies that are just experiencing their initial field applications. The one day symposium will include morning and afternoon single-track sessions and typically host 150-180 attendees.
The technical program is planned and conducted by the volunteer program committee. The program committee is comprised 8-10 SPE members with expertise in the subject matter. Two members serve as Program Committee Co-Chairpersons. Two committee members chair each of the technical sessions. Typically, each session lasts 90 minutes and includes 3 presentations. Speakers’ presentations should not exceed 20 minutes to maximize the opportunities for discussion. There will be opportunities at coffee breaks, luncheons, and receptions to promote informal discussion among attendees.
Continuing education units (CEU) will be awarded for completion of the workshop. The CEUs are calculated based on contact hours of participation in the workshop (1 credit per 10 contact hours).
Professional Development Hours (PDH) will be awarded for completion of the Symposium. The PDHs are calculated based on contact hours of participation in the Symposium (1 credit per 1 contact hour).
Following the symposium, attendees will receive a list of attendees and a link to a secure URL where they may view the released presentations. Presentations are approved and edited by the author prior to posting.
Yogashri Pradhan | Endeavor Energy Resources - Chairperson
Cathy Harris | Lodestone Oil and Gas Consulting, LLC - Co-Chairperson
Joe Brandenburg | Graco Oilfield Services
Rachel Harper | ProTechnics
Billy Harris | Lodestone Oil and Gas Consulting, LLC
Tyler Hussey | Apache Corporation
Chris Klabunde | Chevron
Kevin Levea | Consultant
Lance Reynolds | CrownQuest Operating, LLC
Ryan Yarger | EOG Resources
Completion Diagnostics & Design
Session Chairs: Cathy Harris & Joe Brandenburg
Unconventional completion methods have come a long way in the several decades our industry has been focusing on these resources. There is still much to be learned, however, and Permian operators are seeking to optimize each aspect of unconventional development with increasing scrutiny. This session will explore ways in which many operators are still using “brute force” completions methods more appropriate for conventional rock, while others are finding ways to make engineered completion design changes on the fly that are optimizing production and saving completion costs.
Session Chairs: Ryan Yarger & Tyler Hussey
Ever-increasing production volumes, high water cuts, disposal costs, and demand for completions water have challenged the industry in the Permian Basin. Poor planning can add millions to lease operating expenses and flowback costs, where re-use programs serve to hedge this financial risk and increase business sustainability in a crowded market that is growing daily. This session will focus on water management and the logistics, disposal hurdles, re-use options, and treatment programs that go along with it.
Session Chairs: Billy Harris & Lance Reynolds
Flowback programs are often undertaken and completed without sufficient understanding of how the flowback can affect well and reservoir performance. Aggressive flowback procedures are often focused on short term results, some based upon criteria unrelated to geology or sound engineering, and can be counterproductive. Accumulating data increasingly point to the sensitivity of unconventional completions. This session will focus on the various flowback procedures, types and extent of induced damage that can occur, as well as effective damage mitigation and optimization protocols.
Session Chairs: Rachel Harper & Chris Klabunde
Operators are always trying to optimize their artificial lift program to accelerate production and/or decrease LOE. Challenges include depth, temperature, pressure, corrosion, scale, sand production, high water volumes, increasing gas to liquid ratios, power supply, wellbore deviation, and more. The Permian has always been known for our sea of pumping units, but there is a continuous effort to optimize long-term well performance through a combination of ESP, gas lift, jet pump, plunger lift, and others. This session will focus on different approaches & experience in optimizing artificial lift in the Delaware & Midland Basins.
0700 - 0755
Registration Check-In and Breakfast
Yogashri Pradhan, Endeavor Energy Resources
0800 - 1000
Completion Diagnostics and Design
"Can Pressure Analysis During Completion be an Early Indicator of Well Performance? A Midland Basin Case Study"
Allie Garcia, Reveal Energy Services
"Utilizing Fracture Diagnostics to Minimize Horizontal Well Interference"
Lance Reynolds, CrownQuest Operating, LLC
"Fracture Type Identification for Real-Time Pumping Parameters Optimization to Maximize Hydraulic Fracturing Surface Area for Production"
Tom Johnston, ShearFRAC
"Empirical Meets Analytical-Novel Case Study Quantifies Fracture Stress Shadowing and Net Pressure Using Bottom Hole Pressure and Optical Fiber"
Kyle Hausveit, Devon Energy (Virtual)
1000 - 1015
1015 - 1145
"Characterization of Permian Basin Subsurface Pressure due to Water Injection"
Dr. Rob Bruant, B3 Insights
"Permian Water Management Trends"
Brent Halldorson, RedOx Systems
“Building Partnerships to Maximize Use of Existing Produced Water Disposal Capacity and Reduce Over-Capitalization”
Miranda Jones, SM Energy
1145 - 1225
1225 - 1300
Brent Gros, General Manager Operations, Chevron
1300 - 1430
"How to Keep Your Reservoir Engineer Happy, Best Practices for Flowback (and the rest of the well’s life)"
Yvonne Scherz, Endeavor Energy Resources
"Full Section Development Flowback Strategies – Full Throttle Versus Gradual"
Laine Valle, MDC Texas Energy
"Interference Testing to Optimize Development"
Trevor Ingle, Devon Energy
1430 - 1500
1500 - 1600
"Determining Artificial Lift Strategy for Midland Basin Operator"
Jeff Dwiggins, Dwiggins Consulting
"Maximizing the Production Curve, Rod Pumping 'Un-Pumpable' Wells"
Jimmy Miller, Weatherford
1600 - 1700
Lance Robertson, CEO, Endeavor Energy Resources
1700 - 1830
Credit card payment only for online registration using the button above.
If you are unable to register online, please contact Cathy Harris at (972)-768-8070
Online or In-Person: $325
Symposium fee includes admittance to the technical sessions, access to released presentations and attendee list, breakfast, lunch, coffee breaks, and reception.
Cancellations and requests for refunds must be submitted to SPE in writing on or before April 1st for a refund, less a $50 administration fee.
Please send cancellation requests to firstname.lastname@example.org
No refunds will be issued after April 1st.
Petroleum Club of Midland
501 W Wall St
Midland, TX 79701