November 1 GSP Monthly Meeting
Cefalo's, Carnegie, PA
Maximizing Recoverable Reserves in Tight Reservoirs Using Geostatistical Inversion from 3D Seismic: A Case Study from The Powder River Basin, USA
Haihong (Iris) Wang (CGG)
Abstract: The application of horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic fracturing has boosted economic recoveries from unconventional reservoirs. Applying this new technology requires proper placement of horizontal wells combined with hydraulic stimulation to create fractures extending from the horizontal wellbore. The economics of unconventional plays can be improved if horizontal wellbores target facies with favorable reservoir and geomechanical properties. Seismic inversion is a robust method to effectively characterize a reservoir into discreet facies and properties exhibiting either optimum or poor production capacity thereby allowing for more effective well placement. DOWNLOAD FULL ABSTRACT
Bio: Haihong (Iris) Wang is a Principal Geophysicist at CGG Geo-Consulting. She began her career in 1995 as a petrophysicist at Sinopec China, and then worked for the company as a geophysicist and geomodeler for seven years. In 2006, Wang joined the ESSCA Group, representing Schlumberger in China as a geomodeling software product technical manager, serving in that capacity until she began her assignment at CGG GeoConsulting in 2010. She holds a B.A. in Geophysics and an M.S. in Applied Mathematics from Northeast Petroleum University.