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November Technical Luncheon
Chesapeake Energy
6100 N Western Ave
Oklahoma City , Oklahoma 73118
Wednesday, November 15, 2023, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM CDT
Category: Events


Title: Estimating Fracture Length Distribution using Depletion Mapping in Infill Wells

Speaker: Kevin Wutherich- Chief Technology Officer Drill2Frac

Location: Chesapeake Energy Campus

Dates: November 15, 2023
Time: 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Cost: $25 Members $35 Non-members (lunch included)

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In 2019, a process was developed that uses standard drilling data, obtained on virtually every well, to identify and quantify areas of localized depletion which occur around producing fractures in unconventional shale reservoirs. While this data is most often used to mitigate fracture interactions, this talk will examine the process of quantifying the frequency of fractures identified in infill wells drilled at varying distances from a producing well. It will show how the number of identified fractures decreases as infill wells move further away from the producing offset and demonstrate how this data can then be used to calibrate fracture models to ultimately build a correlation between fracture length and volume as well as quantify the impact of heterogeneity and completion design on fluid distribution among perf clusters. Ultimately, this data can be used to gain insights into well spacing and completion design.

BIO: Kevin Wutherich is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the oil and gas industry. He currently holds the position of Chief Technology Officer at Drill2Frac. With a strong focus on leveraging drilling data to enhance wellbore rock properties and fluid distribution modeling, Kevin plays a pivotal role in driving innovation within the sector.  Before assuming the role of Chief Technology Officer, Kevin served as the Director of Completions at Rice Energy, where he was instrumental in shaping and executing comprehensive strategies for successful completions within the industry.

A significant part of Kevin’s career unfolded at Schlumberger, where he spent 14 years excelling in various roles. His journey began as a field engineer, and he swiftly transitioned into becoming a stimulation domain expert. During his tenure at Schlumberger, Kevin gained experience across diverse locations including Europe, Pittsburgh, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.  Kevin holds five patents, a testament to his innovative contributions to the field, and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo, where he earned a BASc in Chemical Engineering.