Mechanical Facies

FID’s Mechanical Facies modeling makes it easier for clients to discern the mechanical properties log. Unsupervised mechanical facies provide a visualization for like-rock mechanics. Supervised mechanical facies are conditioned to core or wireline data and result in lithology designations that retain their petrophyscial properties.

Predictive Completions

FID uses their Mechanical Facies model to become predictive for other wells in a region.  The figure from an actual case study shows Well 1’s measured fracture gradient compared to mechanical facies distribution per treatment interval.  Well 2 is an uncompleted well with the red line being predicted fracture gradient.  As you can see, Well 2 is predicted to be harder to frac than Well 1.  The client confirmed this to be the case.

High Resolution Geo Modeling

Applying Mechanical Facies and the client’s prior knowledge of the regional geology allows the Facies to be extrapolated using seismic to construct earth models that better represent the reservoir environment. Once an earth model exists that honors the geology and mechanics of the subsurface both geologists and reservoir engineers can begin tackling larger field development issues such as frac barrier mapping and well spacing.

By studying the interaction between wells in a 3D model environment completions can be designed to provide uniform stimulated reservoir. Once reservoir interaction is understood, correct well spacing and offset can be optimized.

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