Evaluation of Well Performance for the Slot-Drill Completion in Low and Ultra-Low Permeability Oil and Gas Reservoirs

Blasingame, Thomas (Texas A&M University) | Olorode, Olufemi (Afren Resources) | Odunowo, Tioluwanimi Oluwagbemiga (Texas A&M University) | Moridis, George (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) | Freeman, Craig Matthew (Texas A&M University)


Copyright 2013, Society of Petroleum Engineers This paper was prepared for presentation at the Unconventional Resources Conference-USA held in The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 10-12 April 2013. This paper was selected for presentation by an SPE program committee following review of information contained in an abstract submitted by the author(s). Contents of the paper have not been reviewed by the Society of Petroleum Engineers and are subject to correction by the author(s). The material does not necessarily reflect any position of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, its officers, or members. Electronic reproduction, distribution, or storage of any part of this paper without the written consent of the Society of Petroleum Engineers is prohibited. Permission to reproduce in print is restricted to an abstract of not more than 300 words; illustrations may not be copied. The abstract must contain conspicuous acknowledgment of SPE copyright. Abstract Low to ultralow permeability formations require "special" treatments/stimulation to make them produce economical quantities of hydrocarbon and at the moment, multistage hydraulic fracturing (MSHF or MHF) is the most commonly used stimulation method for enhancing the exploitation of these reservoirs. Recently, the slot-drill (SD) completion technique was proposed as an alternative treatment method in such formations (Carter 2009).

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