BEST of URTeC 2020 — Technical Paper Award Winners

Panagiotis Dalamaranis, Seismos Inc.

Real-Time Hydraulic Fracture Optimization Based on the Integration of Fracture Diagnostics and Reservoir Geomechanics

Yongshe Liu, ConocoPhillips

Bakken Infill Pilot Analysis and Modeling: Characterizing Unconventional Reservoir Potentials

Hongjie Xiong, Unviersity Lands

Identify Optimal Wellbore Landing Zones in the Wolfcamp Formation - The Southern Midland Basin Case Study

Kevin Raterman, ConocoPhillips

Analysis of a Multi-Well Eagle Ford Pilot

Tanya Inks, IS Interpretation Services, Inc.

Validation of Fracture Height and Density from Rapid Time-Lapse DAS VSP for use in Calculating Stimulated Rock Volume: A Case Study from Hereford Field, Colorado

Benedek Gal, ConocoPhillips

Using Fluid Inclusion Salinity Data to Reduce Uncertainty in Petrophysical Sw Calculation — New Application of an Old Technique in Unconventional Reservoirs

Hao Xiong, University of Oklahoma

Insights into Salinity Variations for Waterfloods, Frac-Fluids and Drilling Mud in Clay-Hosted Pores using Molecular Simulations

Shehab Alzobaidi, ExxonMobil

Wettability of Permian Rocks and Implications on Relative Permeability and Reservoir Modeling

Marianne Rauch, TGS

Enhancing PSDM via Well Data Derived from Gradient Boosted Trees Machine Learning

Andrew Munoz, Ensign Natural Resources

Unlocking Value from Vintage Seismic Processing - Pre-Stack Conditioning and Inversion in the Eagle Ford Shale

Ted Cross, Novi Labs

GeoSHAP: A Novel Method of Deriving Rock Quality Index from Machine Learning Models and Principal Components Analysis

Abhijit Mitra, MetaRock Laboratories

A Coupled Laboratory Measurement - Machine Learning Workflow to Predict Elastic Anisotropy by Lithotype in Shale

Rob Bohn, SPE

Diagnosing Fracture Stimulation Effectiveness: A Case Study of the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environmental Lab (MSEEL)

Yanli Pei, The University of Texas at Austin

The Influence of Development Target Depletion on Stress Evolution and Well Completion of Upside Target in the Permian Basin

Hui Long, Conocophillips

Integrating Oil and Water Geochemistry to Assess SRV and DRV in the Bakken/Three Forks Hybrid Play

Brett Wittman, Grayson Mill Energy

Integration of Geochemical and Petrophysical Measurements from Drill Cuttings for Unconventional Reservoir Characterization, Converse County, Powder River Basin

Adam Jew, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Strontium Behavior in Midland Basin Unconventional Reservoirs: The Importance of Base Fluids

Hector Klie, DeepCast.ai

Transfer Learning for Scalable Optimization of Unconventional Field Operations

Alireza Shahkarami, Baker Hughes

A Data-Driven Workflow and Case Study for Optimizing Shut in Strategies of Adjacent Wells During Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing Operations

Marshal Wigwe, Texas Tech University

Spatio-Temporal Models for Big Data and Applications on Unconventional Production Evaluation

Kirill Simonov, Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech)

Machine-Learning-Assisted Segmentation of FIB-SEM Images with Artifacts for Improved of Pore Space Characterization of Tight Reservoir Rocks

Jaeyoung Park, Texas A&M University

Hybrid Physics and Data-Driven Modeling for Unconventional Field Development - Onshore US Basin Case Study

Jessica Iriarte, Well Data Labs

Historic Frac Design Evaluation Made Easy: Automating Pumping Schedule Recognition from Hydraulic Fracturing Time Series Data

Mikhail Litvak, Hess Corp.

Successful Field Test of Enhancing Bakken Oil Recovery with Propane Injection Part II. Development and Application of Innovative Simulation Technology

Narayana Nagarajan, Hess Corp.

Successful Field Test of Enhancing Bakken Oil Recovery with Propane Injection Part I. Field Test Planning, Operations, Surveillance, and Results

Yang Zhao, Missouri University of Science and Technoology

Performance of Low Salinity Polymer Flood in Enhancing Heavy Oil Recovery on the Alaska North Slope

Colleen Barton, Baker Hughes

Integrated Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Predict Reservoir Performance: The Diyab Reservoir Abu Dhabi

David Cotrell, Baker Hughes

Profit Optimization from Fracture Design and Production Estimates

Dicman Alfred, Scala Energy LLC

A New Methodology to Determine Well Spacing in Unconventional Reservoirs — Delaware Basin Case Study

Jiazheng Qin, The University of Texas at Austin

Assessment of Complex Fracture Networks Effect on Rate Transient Behavior Using Embedded Discrete Fracture Model

Boxiao Li, Chevron Energy Technology Company

Significant Error Reduction in Machine-Learning Decline Curve Analysis for Unconventional Reservoirs

Tanhee Galindo, GeoKimika Oil & Gas

Optimizing Fluid Compatibility in Produced Waters

Mark Van Domelen, Downhole Chemical Solutions

Performance of Friction Reducers in Iron-Rich Environments

Austin Wells, Arnco Technology

Workstring Tubing: The New Drill Pipe (and How to Protect It)

Jarvis Moore, Black Mountain Oil and Gas

The Canning Basin of Western Australia, Discovering Unconventional Opportunity

Radu Patrascu, OMV Petrom

First Applications of Novel Microproppant to Achieve Optimal Production and Enhance Hydraulic Fracture Treatment Placement — A Romanian Case History

Wei Zheng, Schlumberger

Geo-Engineered Performance in One of the Largest Tight Oil Multi-Well Pads in Asia

Ted Cross, Novi Labs

Benchmarking Operator Performance in the Williston Basin using a Predictive Machine Learning Model

Alexandre Ramos-Peon, Rystad Energy

Optimal Well Spacing in all Key Areas of the Permian Basin by Landing Zone

Deborah Ryan, Sproule

Where Did All the Capital Go? A Look at Full Life-Cycle Economics on Key U.S. Shale Plays

Ted Cross, Novi Labs

Predicting Water Production in the Williston Basin using a Machine Learning Model

Nick Gianoutsos, U.S. Geological Survey

Results of the 2019 Usgs Water and Proppant Assessment Associated with Petroleum Production from the Eagle Ford Group, Texas

Richard Hammack, US Dept. of Energy-National Energy Technology Laboratory

Using Drone-Mounted Geophysical Sensors to Map Legacy Oil and Gas Infrastructure