Evaluation of frac-and-pack completions in the Eugene Island Conference Paper uri icon


  • This paper presents a systematic evaluation of frac & pack completions conducted in the Eugene Island region of the Gulf of Mexico. Reservoir, treatment and production data are analyzed from a unified viewpoint. First a completion design strategy is described which is centered around the dual goals of optimal stimulation and sufficient sand control. Then a method is presented to evaluate the technical success of the completion using 3-D reservoir/fracture simulators and the recently developed Slopes Analysis method. Finally, a simple but practical frac & pack treatment design and optimization procedure is presented for improving the performance of frac & pack completions. An example of frac & pack treatment design using the new design philosophy is provided in details showing how to achieve the stimulation goals in a theoretically optimum manner and why often the actual treatment has to depart from the theoretical optimum.

published proceedings

  • SPE Reservoir Engineering (Society of Petroleum Engineers)

author list (cited authors)

  • Fan, Y., Markitell, B. N., Marple, B. D., & Valk, P. P.

publication date

  • January 2000