A better understanding of the rocks and reservoir results in better and more consistent well performance. The OmniLog lateral profile, used in concert with other existing data such as gamma ray and mud logs, does just that. Drill2Frac uses the components (Torque, ROP, RPM, etc.) of the Mechanical Specific Energy Equation (MSE) to extract geomechanical information about the rock. The result is a unique rock signature that describes the rock failure mechanics as well as formation heterogeneity within individual frac stages. With this additional information, our clients are improving cluster efficiency, developing diverter strategies, optimizing stage lengths, and avoiding thief zones.
The Drill2Frac® OmniLog℠ lateral profile service provides a lateral signature that you can use to increase well productivity and reduce costs by optimizing cluster efficiency in your fractured wells. By accurately describing the rock heterogeneity in horizontal wells, the adaptable lateral signature service can be applied to a variety of completion strategies.
The challenge of landing in and drilling through a target zone combined with both vertical and horizontal heterogeneity in shale reservoirs creates uncertainty and a substantial risk to a successful completion. A typical risk is perforating into a thief zone that robs the frac energy and leaves the remainder of the stage under stimulated.
You can avoid overspending on completions when using short stage lengths even though longer lengths will suffice. Using the lateral signature to recognize rock of similar strength can save money by optimizing stage lengths. The lateral signature is also a useful tool when implementing diverter strategies, choosing re-frac candidates, or applying frac diagnostics.