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D2F is focused on reducing well costs and improving productivity, by analyzing the relationships between rock properties, completion parameters and frac performance in unconventional wells. D2F has assembled a portfolio of solutions, and subject matter experts (SMEs) who work with clients, to improve frac efficiency and effectiveness in their horizontal well completions.
D2F was established in 2014 with a singular focus on improving productivity, by increasing the stimulation efficiency of unconventional wells, using rock properties that are unique to each well. Over the past four years, D2F has assembled a portfolio of solutions and subject matter experts (SMEs) who work with clients to optimize their horizontal well completions.
Originally, D2F delivered a stage-based, mechanical specific energy (MSE) log. MSE, which is well established in drilling as a proxy for rock properties, was used to reposition clusters in rock of similar hardness. This produced more consistent frac performance. The company continues to develop more advanced solutions that provide a better understanding of the relationship between rock properties and treatment data. This enables the operator to optimize their frac design for cost control, stimulation efficiency, and improved production.
The following chart illustrates a study on lookback wells, that clearly shows a direct relationship between the number of contributing clusters and the oil production, in every basin. This meant that significant production gains were possible by improving cluster efficiency.
D2F technology was used to identify contribution.
In 2015/2016, operators used D2F’s OmniLog service to optimize well completions, by manually aligning perforations with rock of similar hardness to account for heterogeneity in each stage. A review of 108 wells that were completed by incorporating D2F’s OmniLog in the major shale basins verified the concept. That is, the 30 wells using D2F recommendations, showed an average increase of 27% in production over the average production in the 78 wells that were completed without D2F input.
In late 2015, while D2F was providing the OmniLog MSE to help operators optimize their perforation cluster contributions, the industry made a significant shift. Cluster spacing was reduced from 100+feet to 15 to 40 feet in order to attain maximum cluster efficiency through dense clusters. To better use the results that the industry was getting with dense clusters, D2F developed the next two services – PerfAct computation engine and FracCheck Service.
PerfActTM engine significantly improves perforation placement and engineered diversion designs, and FracCheckTM service integrates reservoir parameters, treatment data, and rock properties in the analysis. These advanced solutions provide a better understanding of the relationship between rock properties and treatment data, enabling the operator to reduce screenouts, reduce completion time, and reduce the volumes of fluid used. Many factors affect production gains, but several studies also show increased production using D2F technology, compared to non-D2F wells.
OmniLog, PerfAct and FracCheck services all use existing data, improve stimulation efficiency, and increase production for present day well completions, and are offered at a price point that fits within the tight, cost-controlled completion environment.
The D2F team consists of service company executives with proven track records of commercializing new technologies, and SMEs in completions, petrophysics, and geoscience. Focused on developing more efficient fracs, the team continues to push the envelope. Some recent examples can be found in the SPE Paper 191600 and SPE Paper 206221.
Drill2Frac continues to enhance the services into mature technology used across various basins. The developers have incorporated our customers’ experiences from each basin to further develop the services into mature solutions.
The solutions developed ultimately improve well productivity by using existing data and are provided with reduced HSE risk while maintaining a price point that fits within a tight, cost-controlled manufacturing environment.
Our Senior Management team consists of C suite major service company executives as well as individuals with a proven track record of commercializing new technologies.
Drill2Frac continues to grow our technical team consisting of pioneers in the fields of completion engineering, petrophysics, and geoscience. This team has a combined vision to create services and solutions that boost well productivity on hydraulically stimulated wells.
An example of our advances is the awarding of the 2018 World Oil Award for Completions Technology for our Engineered Diversion Strategy technology. Click here for more on that.
To see how our technology helped our clients improve stimulation efficiency, and increase production from their frac operations, view SPE papers and articles by clicking below:
“The Drill2Frac mechanical properties log exhibits a reasonable correlation to the calculated Young’s modulus in the pilot well, verifying that the log is a good proxy for log-derived rock strength calculations.”