Montney Part 3

(Part of a joint series combining the power of VISAGE visual analytics software with geoLOGIC’s value-added data live from the gDC)

Welcome to the third and final post on the Montney. I decided to do it a bit differently today and show some geoSCOUT results in conjunction with the results and charts provided by VISAGE. So… Let’s get started! Remember just click on an image to see it magnified.

One of the questions I most commonly get asked about the gDC is why you might need access to data outside of geoSCOUT. Since geoSCOUT contains much of the same data (almost identical except for a couple very specific items) many people can’t understand the benefit of connecting to the data itself. I think the best way to explain it would be to give you an example of where you can get some really interesting results by working with the raw data. The first is through VISAGE. This chart shows that the direction a Montney horizontal well is drilled in can really affect production results.

The second way I think looking at this data is interesting is to take VISAGE results and map them. What I will show below is really more illustrative because I can’t really post a map as large as to cover the whole Montney play- but I want to start explaining a little more about what is possible for our users. Because VISAGE openly allows you to query the data free-form you can get to any results you want, including percentiles. And with geoSCOUT’s user database I can work with those results to create a map. Here I am showing the production results in an area color-coded to percentiles, the ninetieth percentile is red and everything 50% and lower is yellow (the other colors are explained in the legend). You can see increased produciton in the North-East corner while the outlying areas are spotted with yellow, low-producing wells.

What matters more? Frac spacing or Frac count? What I have done below is layered results from VISAGE (number of fracs and space between fracs) with large producers to see if I can visualize what more of the high producers line up with- frac space or number of fracs. This first chart shows number of fracs grouped into fives layered on the top 20% of producing wells. My data did go from 1-50 fracs but I found this was the most popular range.

The third map shows frac spacing. What I found is that a large number of the high producing wells line up with the 0-225 m average spacing in this area. Have a look at the VISAGE | News blog to see a chart of normalized produciton sorted by spacing. These kind of maps can be even more effective when you integrate proprietary information, which you can do in either geoSCOUT or VISAGE.

Finally below I include a Visage chart of the top producing companies in the Montney. Remember to click on the chart to get a closer look.




There you go- hopefully we showed you some interesting results and maybe you even learned a little about the tools at your disposal which is in part our goal, to educate and expand your thinking! For more charts visit the VISAGE | News blog (find top producing wells in the Montney among other results…)

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