Full Name

2009 Unconventional Resources

Characterizing Stimulation Domains, for Improved Well Completions in Gas Shales

Subcontractor: Higgs-Palmer Technologies

Principal Investigator: Ian Palmer
Project Number Project Status
09122-02 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Aetman Engineering of Houston; PCM Technical of Tulsa; Southwestern Energy Company of Houston
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
March 17, 2011 December 31, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$888,126.00 $428,295.00 $450,950.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project was to create an innovative user-friendly software prototype (called DomAnal) that can be used by operators to characterize flow properties of stimulation domains, diagnose well stimulations, and provide options to improve well stimulations.  DomAnal shall be a fast analytic screening model, with appropriate approximations, rather than a slow completely rigorous numerical model, such as finite elements.



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