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An explanation of oil and gas shale production

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Through advancements in technology measuring gas, oil and water for wellbore projects has been made easier. This inexpensive technology can provide confirmation that a wellbore is open to flow, identifies and quantifies stage flow contribution of each phase, and provides measurement of drainage area connectivity — simply by adding small amounts of specialist chemical tracers to each stage’s stimulation fluid.

To find out more, Tracerco, who are specialists in waterflood and injection gas flow monitoring, investigate:

Independent stage production is extremely beneficial when you are looking to see a correlation between zonal productivity and the wellbore area. Using this knowledge, future well development plans can be adjusted with confidence to ensure that any changes made will result in enhanced ultimate hydrocarbon recovery (EUR).

Reservoir surveillance technology has become useful for finding the appropriate location for a well to be drilled. These include seismic, micro-seismic, core, and multiple specialist log data sets. Historically, it has been difficult to place faith in surveillance data to plan future drilling or stimulation activities. At best, there was no confirmation that recovery would improve if the data was used to change the program design. Or worse still, one data set was inconsistent with another, leaving the operator unsure which to believe. Tracerco technology offers a method to prove the accuracy of these measurements, providing operators with confidence when planning future well and field development.

Experts within the industry have greatly valued the information obtained by using Tracerco’s frac tracer technology. Using this knowledge, operators can evaluate drilling, stimulation and production decisions, and extract the full benefit of pre-completion seismic and geophysical diagnostics (seismic, log, micro seismic, landing zone, etc.) to ensure enhanced ultimate hydrocarbon recovery.

To find out more, Tracerco has created a more in-depth article including gamma ray images.


Author: Dave Bucior, Business Development Manager for Tracerco's Reservoir Business

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