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The goal of this JIP is to have 6 to 8 operators each test the new drain hole stimulation system in one of its depleted shale wells.
Participants will share all data from their test wells with the other JIP Participants including drilling, completion and production data and all problems associated with the test wells including and actions taken to overcome those problems.
Participants will pay all costs associated with their test wells.
The goal will be to:
Replace expensive and troublesome refracing in 50 percent of shale wells
Use drain holes to bypass near-wellbore constriction zones
Eliminate frac plugging problems
Eliminate rapid decline problems in shale wells
Increase production rates 50 percent over refracing
Reduce stimulation costs by 60 percent
Eliminate frac environmental and frac banning problems
New shale wells will continue to be drilled and fraced as presently done and this new stimulation technique will be used only as a replacement to refracing after the wells have declined 50 to 80 percent.
Dr. William Maurer, CEO of MAURER ENGINEERING (MEI) in Austin Texas will form and manage the JIP.
MEI has conducted eight successful drilling and completion JIPs including the highly successful DEA 44 HORIZONTAL WELL TECHNOLOGY JIP in the 1980s that helped implement horizontal drilling worldwide within three years.
MAURER ENGINEERING ROLE
The main function of MEI will be to form and manage the JIP.
Dr. Maurer will interface with Participants on all aspects of this project and providing guidance on the pros and cons of different well shapes and completion techniques.
NEED FOR JIP
Only the operators have depleted shale wells to test in.
The operators will benefit the most if the tests are successful
Operators will obtain drilling and production data from 6 or 8 wells instead of one well
Greatly reduces the risk and cost of testing this new stimulation system
If successful, the implementation time will be decreased 70 percent
The tests will focus on the Eagle Ford shale, but Participants can drill their test wells in any reservoir
Analyzing well problems and solutions will keep operators from making the same mistakes
A JIP technical committee will allow good technical interchange between companies Participants
It will allow engineering input from other Participants
Provide a forum for joint well planning on initial wells
This is how the first MWD tools were field tested and implemented in the 1970s
TECHNICAL REVIEW COMMITTEE
MEI will set up a Technical Review Committee consisting of two engineers from each Participant to allow technical interchange between Participants.
MEI will hold technical meetings where Participant engineers can interchange technology on:
Participants will be allowed to visit test wells being drilled with the permission of the Participants drilling the wells.
This Technical Review Committee will be one of the most important parts of this JIP since it will allow excellent technical interchange between JIP Participants.
The Participation cost will be $75,000.
This Participation cost is low since each Participant will pay all costs associated with testing this new stimulation system in one shale well.
The project duration will be 12 months.
MINIMUM NUMBER PARTICIPANTS
The JIP will be initiated when four Participants join the project.
The $75,000 Participation Cost will be refunded if less than four Participants join the JIP within six months of the first Participant joining.
SPE DRILLING ENGINEER OF YEAR
SPE LEGEND OF DRILLING
ASME ACHIEVMENT AWARD
OFFSHORE DRILLING HALL OF FAME (HORIZONTAL DRILLING)
TEXAS ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING, SCIENCE AND MEDICINE
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF ENGINEERING
Contact Dr. William Maurer firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information on this Shale Stimulation System and this JIP.