Spatial Analysis of Horizontal-Shale-Well Water Production in the Wattenberg Field
Reusing waste water from the oil field for hydraulic fracturing has become an important topic in the oil and gas industry, and it requires a thorough understanding of both the quality and quantity of the waste water. In this paper, water production from horizontal shale wells in five sections of the Wattenberg field in northeastern Colorado was analyzed. Models were developed for these wells for future water-production prediction. A spatial analysis was also conducted by comparing water production from each section with the gas/oil-ratio (GOR) value for each well. Results indicate that the GOR value of wells has a significant impact on water production in the first year of operation. Wells with low GOR value tend to have higher fracturing-flowback volume and, furthermore, water-recovery rate. Results from this study also provide valuable information for estimating water production from unconventional shale fields, which is critical for the design of wastewater collection and treatment facilities in the field.
IOGP JIP33 Opens Proposed Flare Package Spec for Public Review
IOGP today launched JIP33 flare package specification guidelines for public review and comment.
Water Services Company, Texas General Land Office Expand Delaware Basin Agreement
Layne Water Midstream has amended its agreement with the Texas General Land Office to gain exclusive right for reuse and disposal of produced water in the Delaware Basin.
Satellite Service Provider Offers Free Visualization of Methane Emissions
GHGSat announced a new service for visualizing greenhouse-gas emissions. The interactive online resource will be freely available and will be formally launched during COP26 in November.
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