Halker Consulting vice president of operations, Travis Hutchinson, will present his technical paper on multi-well oil and gas facility optimization this week at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, to be held at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver.
The conference is a joint event sponsored by the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the American Association of Petroleum Geologists and the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and is advertised as an “industry platform where key disciplines can come together in an integrated environment to learn about the latest technologies, trends and solutions for optimization of unconventional plays.”
The Halker presentation on Aug. 26 will examine the ways that well performance can be improved and maintained via the use of engineered, multi-well designs. It will outline the advantages of multi-well oil and gas systems, the hurdles that such installations face, and the solutions that are available right now to operators who want to move in this direction.
“The widespread adoption of offshore-born approaches by surface well operators, including directional drilling techniques and multi-well site facilities, has been game changing for the oil and gas industry,” Hutchinson writes in his associated paper. “These multi-well techniques will likely become the industry standard in the U.S. over the next several years, if they aren’t at that point already. Still, there is work to be done. To be successful, multi-well production facilities must leverage engineered surface facilities and equipment that provide the primary processing and conveyance for all of the directional oil and gas wells producing at a single site. These facilities need to be modular, they need to be optimized for each installation and application, and they need to be capable of supporting increased site production safely, effectively and over the full course of the type-curve.”
Additional information about the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, including last-minute registration and a schedule of events, is available at http://www.urtec.org.