2009 Unconventional Resources

Characterizing Stimulation Domains, for Improved Well Completions in Gas Shales

Subcontractor: Higgs-Palmer Technologies

Principal Investigator: Ian Palmer
Project Number Project Status
09122-02 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
Aetman Engineering of Houston; PCM Technical of Tulsa; Southwestern Energy Company of Houston
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
March 17, 2011 December 31, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$888,126.00 $428,295.00 $450,950.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to create an innovative user-friendly software prototype (called DomAnal) that can be used by operators to characterize flow properties of stimulation domains, diagnose well stimulations, and provide options to improve well stimulations. DomAnal shall be a fast analytic screening model, with appropriate approximations, rather than a slow completely rigorous numerical model, such as finite elements.

 

The software screening tool, DomAnal, developed during this project and the associated documentation can be found here.

The software program and two benchmark input files are available on the RPSEA Dropbox at the link above. This RPSEA project is complete, and there is no formal arrangement to maintain the software. If there are questions regarding DomAnal, bugs in the software, or other improvements are desired, this must be negotiated privately between the user and Higgs-Palmer Technologies. Please contact Ian Palmer at ian@higgs-palmer.com.

RPSEA Project Fact Sheet: Download 365.6 KB
Reports
File Type Date
Characterizing Stimulation Domains for Improved Well Completions in Gas Shales ( 8.2 MB ) Final Report 01/14
Characterizing Stimulation Domains, for Improved Well Completions in Gas Shales ( 362.5 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 04/11
Damaging Effects of Fracture Treatments plus Reinvent Proppant Design: Part 1 ( 1.8 MB ) Report 08/13
Damaging Effects of Fracture Treatments plus Reinvent Proppant Design: Part 2 ( 9.1 MB ) Report 08/13
Results of DomAnal Matching of Microseismic Data and Gas Rate Data ( 1.2 MB ) Report 08/13
Tags: featured