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Integrated Work Flow Optimizes Eagle Ford Field Development

The complete paper presents a large-scale work flow designed to take a vast amount of data into consideration. The work flow can be scaled for projects of any size, depending on the data available.

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An integrated project can take many forms, depending on available data, from a simple horizontally isotropic model with estimated hydraulic fracture geometries used for simple approximations to a large-scale seismic-to-simulation work flow. The complete paper presents a large-scale work flow designed to take a vast amount of data into consideration. The work flow can be scaled for projects of any size, depending on the data available.

Introduction

In 2017, Chesapeake Energy launched an investigation to evaluate ways of improving overall recoveries within the lower Eagle Ford. Two theoretical approaches were generated to optimize the company’s development plan: modification to current completion designs to achieve greater near-well fracture complexity and modification of targeting strategies to more-effectively drain the Eagle Ford interval.

Methodology

To evaluate these approaches, the company acquired multiple data sets to provide an integrated study.

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