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LateralScience℠ Introduced at SPE ATCE

At September’s SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Houston, C&J’s Vice President of Reservoir Technologies Dale Logan presented a paper, “Engineered Shale Completions Based on Common Drilling Data”. The technique described in the paper is now available to C&J customers, and is offered as a value-added service in tandem with our fracturing and re-fracturing operations.

What is LateralScience?

C&J Energy Services’ LateralScience℠ process provides a reliable, cost-effective answer product that delivers the information necessary for successful completion placement on every well. This value-added technique enables operators to engineer the completion design using existing drilling data on every completion, whether a new well or a refracture operation, resulting in significant productivity improvement without any significant increased cost or additional wellsite activity.

- Cost Effective  The LateralScience process uses existing drilling data to determine completion placement. No additional data acquisition costs are required.
- Efficient  Since existing drilling data is utilized to determine completion placement, no additional rig time, processes or equipment is needed. Operational efficiency, critical in today’s market, is maintained.
- Scalable  LateralScience’s straightforward workflow makes the process deployable in high volume, multi-well applications and delivers results reliably and accurately.
- Direct impact on your bottom line  Intelligent placement of the completion and perforations help increase production by accessing bypassed reserves in refracturing operations and optimizes your completions in new wells.

How is this accomplished?

LateralScience uses commonly available drilling measurements and mud motor parameters to derive Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE). The MSE parameter is a good proxy for Unconfined Compressive Strength, a valuable reservoir parameter commonly used in frac designs. The result is a facies-based answer product that enables the operator to position perforation clusters so that they breakdown at a common treating pressure, resulting in uniform fracture treatment within each frac stage.

To date, LateralScience has been applied successfully on over 100 wells. It is validated through comparison to openhole wireline logs and by comparing productivity to offsetting wells or additional wellsite activity.

To learn more about how LateralScience can help improve reservoir recovery on your wells, contact us.

Resources:
LateralScience Data Sheet