In the past five years, Texas has seen rapid development of the Eagle Ford Shale with over 263 rigs currently in operation and 2,826 drilling permits issued in 2012 alone. Given the Eagle Ford's low-clay, high-carbonate content, broad geographical extent and a varying reservoir types, well and frac designs must be acutely tailored to maximize recovery during completions.
To ensure commercially viable well economics, Eagle Ford operators are innovating, now more than ever, to find the ultimate frac design for driving down the cost of completions while achieving optimal recovery.
There is no one 'perfect' recipe for all different reservoir types, the best and only way is to understand all the different variables of the well economics, step by step, and learn what other operators are doing to either validate or integrate into current operations.
The mission of the first Eagle Ford Well & Frac Design Congress 2013 is to bring together active operators in the region to compare case studies and well results, manage the impact each variable has on well economics, and ultimately reduce the cost of completions and production in the Eagle Ford.
In this two-day congress, over 20 E&P operators will provide case studies, highlighting well construction, well design and frac design achievements to stimulate technical discussions and scrutinize how costs can be saved at every step of the well and frac design process in different reservoir types.
Day 1 will look at how operators are designing low cost, high recovery wells focusing on well spacing, lateral length, frac spacing, cluster spacing and drilling techniques that optimize economics.
Day 2 will examine case studies on how the key factors influencing completions - proppants, fluids, fracture methods and perforating techniques - can be optimized to improve both recovery and well economics in the Eagle Ford and showcase production techniques being used to maximize recovery.