Parenting Strategies for Underperforming Children

March 4, 2021

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Midland Petroleum Club

Chad Senters


Negative fracture driven interactions (FDIs) have the potential to damage offset producing wells. Overlap in well drainage area can significantly increase drilling and completion costs and potentially reduce recovery, as well. Inter-well communication and FDIs are influenced by several factors, including well spacing, landing intervals, well completion, stimulation treatment design, etc. Several mitigation techniques are available for the primary (parent) wells as well as the infill (child) wells.

This presentation outlines methods to test and optimize drilling and completion programs through the surveillance of inter-well communication and FDIs. Case history data from multiple projects will include inter-well communication observations, FDI findings and mitigation technique results.
Chad Senters is the Region Engineering Advisor for the ProTechnics division of Core Laboratories specializing in completion diagnostics. Chad has over 15 years of experience in the oil and gas industry including: stimulation, coiled tubing, and downhole tools, in addition to completion diagnostics. Chad is a graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly the University of Missouri Rolla) with a BS in Chemical Engineering and a graduate certificate in Management and Leadership. Senters is a very active member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers – Oklahoma Section and Society of Petroleum Engineers International.
Pre-Registration (thru 03/03/2021) - $30
Onsite Registration - $40 

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