Stimulation Engineering

Our stimulation and hydraulic fracturing engineering is driven by available data. Before drilling a well, the data will be limited to the reservoir description and assumptions included in the initial static model developed from geology and geophysics information. Additional data usually becomes available in a later phase from logging, coring, and production- and/or injection testing to obtain permeability information. Depending on the type of reservoir the exact workflow can be different, but the final aim is always to maximize productivity within the project’s economic constraints.

Our engineering expertise supports the entire well stimulation process from candidate selection to post-stimulation performance evaluation. We provide a broad range of hydraulic fracture engineering services, supporting clients with fracture design, completion selection, setting up the ITT to make sure that the right questions are asked, analyzing different tenders to make a valid comparison based on technical and operational equivalent assumptions and to better predict the most likely actual cost with the different propositions, detailed treatment optimization, on-site engineering and supervision (fluid QA/QC, mini-frac analysis, etc.), welltest program input/requirements and welltest/production data analysis.