SPE Young Professionals meeting, March 23, 2017

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  • Start Time: Thursday, 23 March 2017, 19:00
  • Event Type: Conference

We invite you to SPE young professionals meeting on "The Unfulfilled Expectation of Horizontal Wells with Multi Stage fracture Completions in Conventional Reservoirs – What to do?"



SPE Young Professionals meeting, March 23, 2017

The presentation will be delivered in Russian


Meeting will take place on March 23 ,Thursday, at 1900 hours at Pokrovskiy bulvar 3 bld. 1, Moscow.

Meeting is open for everyone, not only young professionals!

Preliminary registration is required!

Please reserve a place and send your full name (including middle name), company and job title to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than 1200 on March 22. You will have a confirmation after you’re registered.

Looking forward to seeing you!

More details about the topic

Horizontal wells with multi-stage fracture (HWMSF) completions are now regularly being drilled and completed in low- to- mid permeability oil-bearing conventional reservoirs [k<100 mD] where the oilfield is under water flooding. While the industry passed the HWMSF technology gap of drilling and completing these wells the productivity has been below expectation. It manifests itself either by an early time relatively high production rate followed with a steep production decline and water breakthrough or low initial production and even lower late time production. What went wrong and what can be done? The lessons learned in the shale oil are not pertinent to such conventional formations and hence the problem looked from the reservoir standpoint focuses on the adequate pressure support maximizing drainage, revising the water flood process through drilling patterns and the specific completion techniques. Equally the question warrants answers on current HWMSF restimulation, addressing methodology applied to specific completion design, the horizontal wellbore azimuthal orientation within the stress field and finally - the injector and producer well operating condition. The lecture discussed novel designs for re-frac as well as future reservoir development, and at the same time is a plea to the drilling and completion to reservoir engineering teams to integrate their competencies and ensure complex production systems optimizations 




About author:

          Krešo Kurt Butula, Schlumberger

Krešo Kurt holds the position of Reservoir Management Advisor to the Schlumberger President for Russia and Central Asia. He has graduated as a Mag. Eng. Petroleum Degree in Petroleum Engineering, from the University of Zagreb, Croatia, and is based in Moscow, Russia for the last 15 years. He has more than 27 years of worldwide onshore and offshore exposure and experience in multiple oilfield service domains.

In his current role, he is responsible for the assessments and integration process for complex subsurface projects and defining the company business model and technological solutions, including new directions in Schlumberger R&E centers in Russia.

Krešo Kurt was a Director of Reservoir Physics of Schlumberger Moscow Research Center and has since held the BDM position for unconventional reservoirs and other various technical management, and other advisory position in Russia, including an external consulting role as a Senior Technical Advisor to VP Production in OAO Lukoil.  He now continues to be actively involved in Schlumberger’s New Technology development with specific emphasis on horizontal well multi-stage re-fracturing in low- to mid-perm conventional reservoirs under water-flood.

Krešo Kurt has published a series of SPE and Russian journals technical papers, received the Schlumberger Well Services R&D Input Award and holds several patents related to hydraulic fracturing stimulation and IOR/EOR.

Krešo Kurt has been a member of SPE and EAGE for years, and was a member Society of Core Analysts. For SPE he has been on program committees of international and Russian technical conferences and from 2011-2014 he served in the Moscow SPE Section as the Program Director for which he was awarded the Regional Service Award in 2014. He is the SPE Moscow Section Chairperson from 2014.


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