The impact of pressure and fluid property variation on well performance of liquid-rich Eagle Ford shale

S. Amin Gherabati, John Browning, Frank Male, Svetlana A. Ikonnikova, Guinevere McDaid

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Abstract

The Eagle Ford Shale presents a unique opportunity to assess the effect of wide-ranging fluid properties and pressure on well performance across a single shale play. Thermal maturity, depth, and pressure vary significantly across the Eagle Ford. Reservoir and fluid property variations impact production performance and complicate decline analysis. In addition, operational decisions and facilities limitations further complicate analysis of well performance. Numerous case studies have focused on local parameters for production analysis, such as geometry and conductivity of hydraulic fractures. Few have addressed field-wide parameters like fluid properties and pressure variations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1056-1068
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Natural Gas Science and Engineering
Volume33
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jul 2016
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Eagle Ford
  • Fluid
  • Pressure
  • Production
  • Shale
  • Simulation

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