C&J Energy Services’ LateralScienceSM process provides a reliable, cost-effective answer product that delivers the information
necessary for successful completion placement on every well. This value-added technique enables operators to engineer
the completion design using existing drilling data on every completion, whether a new well or a refracture operation,
resulting in significant productivity improvement without any significant increased cost or additional wellsite activity.
• Cost Effective The LateralScience process
uses existing drilling data to determine
completion placement. No additional data
acquisition costs are required.
• Efficient Since existing drilling data is
utilized to determine completion placement,
no additional rig time, processes or equipment
is needed. Operational efficiency, critical in
today’s market, is maintained.
• Scalable LateralScience’s straightforward
workflow makes the process deployable in
high volume, multi-well applications and
delivers results reliably and accurately.
• Direct impact on your bottom line
Intelligent placement of the completion and
perforations help increase production by
accessing bypassed reserves in refracturing
operations and optimizes your completions in
LateralScience uses commonly available drilling
measurements and mud motor parameters to
derive Mechanical Specific Energy (MSE). The
MSE parameter is a good proxy for Unconfined
Compressive Strength, a valuable reservoir
parameter commonly used in frac designs. The
result is a facies-based answer product that enables
the operator to position perforation clusters so that
they breakdown at a common treating pressure,
resulting in uniform fracture treatment within each
To date, LateralScience has been applied
successfully on over 100 wells. It is validated
through comparison to openhole wireline logs and
by comparing productivity to offsetting wells or
additional wellsite activity.