179175 – Determining the Effectiveness of Isolation Techniques Using Completion Diagnostics and Production Analysis

Summary

The development of unconventional resources in North America has led to the implementation of a variety of drilling and hydraulic fracturing techniques. This paper reviews completion diagnostic data from over 50 wells in the Anadarko and Williston Basins that were evaluated by a multidisciplinary team. Production analyses were conducted in conjunction with the diagnostic data to further qualify the effectiveness of different completion practices. This study is the first of its kind using a macroscopic analysis of completion diagnostics and production data over a large data set for the evaluation of isolation techniques.