Seismic-to-stimulation service optimizes productivity and well economics

Posted on 01 October 2013

Halliburton introduced its CYPHER Seismic-to-Stimulation service at the 2013 SPE ATCE in New Orleans, La. The CYPHER service is a collaborative workflow that effectively integrates geoscience, reservoir, drilling and completion engineering to allow operators to better predict and produce unconventional reserves.

Brady Murphy, senior vice president, global business development and marketing for Halliburton

Brady Murphy, senior vice president, global business development and marketing for Halliburton

“Understanding the reservoir potential, identifying the most productive pay, designing the well placement and optimizing the most frac and completion are all critical to getting the lowest cost for the highest production from the well and from the assets,” Brady Murphy, senior vice president, global business development and marketing, said at a news conference.

A technology suite using an iterative process that identifies the best well placement and stimulation designs, critical parameters to the total well cost and ultimate production supports the service. Shale and tight reservoirs can contain multiple sweet spots mixed with nonproductive rock, and misplaced fracturing zones or missed production opportunities can result in expensive wells and sub-optimized well economics. Cumulative production can vary widely in a field, depending on well placement. In the Eagle Ford, for example, one operator gained a four-fold increase in cumulative production and reduced drilling costs by increasing the accuracy of wellbore placement using the CYPHER service.

IADC_20130930_DSC7441

Stephen Ingram, manager of North America technology and marketing for Halliburton

In North Texas, results from a 26 well data set showed a 67% increase in production and 80% reduction in well standard deviation, Stephen Ingram, manager of North America technology and marketing, said. CYPHER is currently in a dozen programs worldwide.

The CYPHER service, built on collaboration, integrates all available data – seismic, cores, logs, microseismic and production – and is supported by advanced applications for earth modeling, formation evaluation, horizontal drilling, complex fracture modeling, reservoir simulation and more. Field trials are under way in the US, Europe and the Asia Pacific region. 

CYPHER is a service mark of Halliburton.

Leave a Reply

*

FEATURED MICROSITES


Recent Drilling News

  • 23 July 2014

    Halliburton promotes Jeff Miller to President

    Halliburton has promoted Jeff Miller to President and has appointed him to the Halliburton Board of Directors effective 1 August 2014. Mr Miller is currently the...

  • 23 July 2014

    Statoil resumes production on Njord A platform

    Statoil has resumed oil and gas production on the Njord A platform in the Norwegian Sea, after a major reinforcement of the platform structure. Production had been shut down...

  • 22 July 2014

    Petrobras’ domestic oil production tops 2 million bbl/day in June

    Petrobras’ June oil production in Brazil averaged 2 million bbl/day (bpd), a 1.7% increase from May’s production of 1.9 million bpd. In addition, the production operated...

  • 22 July 2014

    Precision, Schlumberger partner to boost industrialization of North American unconventional drilling

    Precision Drilling has entered into a strategic technology and service agreement and marketing alliance with Schlumberger. Utilizing Precision’s Tier 1 drilling rigs and...

  • 22 July 2014

    Easternwell to manage delivery of onshore servicing rig for Brunei

    Australia’s Easternwell, a subsidiary of Transfield Services, has expanded internationally through an agreement with Flux O.S. SDN BHD (Flux), a Bruneian oil and gas company...

  • Read more news