SERVICES

OIL AND GAS ADVISORY SERVICES

FRACMOD's innovative technical services model offers simplicity and convenience to our clients when making investment decisions. Through a flexible pricing model, FRACMOD helps operators find the optimal solutions at optimal price points.

  • Petrophysical Evaluations
  • Geological Modeling & Interpretation
  • Data Analytics & ADVISORY
  • Hydraulic Fracture Modeling
  • Reservoir Simulation & Forecasting

Petrophysics is the study of the physical and chemical properties of rocks and their contained fluids.  Reservoir storage and deliverability are determined based on lithology, porosity, thickness, fluid saturation, and permeability. Additionally core data is used to calibrate the log derived reservoir parameters to those same parameters measured in the laboratory. When agreement on these parameters is achieved, predictive log based models are established and can be applied at well locations where core data is unavailable.

PETROPHYSICAL SERVICES

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  • Integration of open-hole logging data with conventional (CCA) and providing special core analysis (SCAL)
  • Deterministic and probabilistic petrophysical approaches
  • Common, dominant reservoir models include mineral modeling, porosity modeling, water saturation modeling, TOC modeling, permeability modeling and rock type modeling
  • Identification of flow units and flow barriers / baffles, characterize petrophysical properties of each flow unit, fluid saturation height / fluid contacts and flow unit versus facies relationships.

Mappable Petrophysical Results

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  • Thickness (gross, reservoir, pay)
  • Porosity (total, effective)
  • Porosity Thickness
  • Permeability (absolute)
  • Permeability Thickness
  • Water Saturation (total, effective)
  • Hydrocarbon Pore Volume (HCPV)
  • Fluid Interface Contact Depths
  • Mineralogy

Conventional & Special Core Data

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  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) – mineralogy and volume percentages
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) – pore size, clay/mineral distribution, elemental analysis
  • Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure (MICP) – pore throat size distribution / classification
  • Petrography – mineralogy, diagenetic sequence / texture Tight Rock Analysis (TRA)
  • QEMSCAN – mineralogy
  • Pyrolysis – TOC, S1, S2, S3, HI, OI, PI, vitrinite reflectance

Conventional & Special Core Data

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  • Porosity Modeling
  • Water Saturation Modeling
  • TOC Modeling
  • Permeability Modeling
  • Rock Type Modeling

Geological services extend from regional exploration and development work and building unconventional resource plays. Geological services also include conventional field development, enhanced oil recovery and building detailed 3D geo-cellular models.

Regional Exploration & Development

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  • Build optimal business frames by comprehensive review of regional and local geology
  • Identify and Rank leads and prospects.
  • Produce reservoir-based play fairway maps with common risk segments.

Unconventional Resource Plays

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  • Build continuous regionally correlated resource plays including CBM and fractured shale plays
  • Identify mature organic rich shales by integrating petrophysics and geochemistry
  • Calibrate TOC and gas content with core measurements and organic geochemistry; correlate petrophysical logs with gas content

Geomodeling

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  • Build 3D geocellular reservoir model utilizing structural interpretation from seismic, well tops and mapping.
  • Populate model using well data including well tops, well logs and facies models.
  • Generate mappable parameters and estimate OOIP and OGIP

Conventional & Special Core Data

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  • Iterative geological and reserves mapping, including well reviews in conjunction with geomodeling and simulation
  • Accurate reserves distribution and optimally placed development and step out wells, workovers and or injectors and flanking exploration wells
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Big Data is no longer a buzzword; it's an operational reality. Organizations are rapidly understanding the value that data mining and analytics brings to the table. FRACMOD has created smart solutions to help operators garner more information about their own assets or A&D candidates.  From competitor analysis to best practices used in fracking, FRACMOD can provide valuable information to the end user enhancing their competitive advantages through our proprietary Oil Cube. To learn more about the Oil Cube, contact FRACMOD today.

PLAY EVALUATIONS

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  • Data mining, analytics and analysis for oil and gas plays
  • Leverage oil and gas activity, including subsurface well information, to provide full asset study.
  • Fracture modeling and simulation studies

Acquisitions and Divestitures

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  • Advise clients involved in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Identification and evaluation of upside and full asset value of M&A candidates.
  • Advising on deal strategic options

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling is used to predict the size and nature of the fractures near the wellbore before the fracking operation in the field.   It includes selecting the best proppant, injection rate, tonnage, and slurry concentration while considering log interpretation for mechanical properties.  Multiple scenarios are then designed that would incorporate the exact geological and geo-mechanical properties where the target well is placed and certain parameters are then used in the simulator to understand initial well production rates and EUR’s with the frac operation.  This integrated approach takes the evaluation to the next level of understanding prior to spending significant capital.

FRAC DESIGN

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  • Petrophysical & Geomechanical rock properties, DFIT analysis
  • Optimal frac tonnage, frac fluid and proppant selection

HORIZONTAL WELL DESIGN

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  • Integrated 3D Geocellular model with petrophysical, mechanical rock properties with drilling & completion data
  • Frac look-back analysis on existing horizontal wells
  • Optimal Frac design
  • Incorporate stage shadow effects and micro seismic

FRACMOD PAD DESIGN

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  • 3D Geological model on pad
  • Integrate petrophysical, geological and geo-steering data
  • DFIT analysis
  • Model FRAC on existing wells
  • History Match existing wells in Reservoir Simulation model
  • Optimize well spacing aerially and vertically to maximize recovery

Conventional & Special Core Data

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  • Infill drilling opportunities
  • Waterflood design
  • Gas injection
  • Huff N’ Puff

Reservoir simulation is used to predict the flow of fluids through porous media. The technology and the data have advanced tremendously over the years resulting in an improved ability to achieve robust and reliable predictions. Simulation can be used to understand well deliverability under primary production, the production results of fracking a well, and the implementation of EOR to ultimately enable operators to spend their capital dollars effectively and appropriately.

FRAC EVALUATIONS

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  • Optimize well length, frac stages, tonnage/stage, interwell spacing for your play
  • Sensitivity Analysis for drilling or completion variables

FULL FIELD SIMULATIONS

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  • Full field production forecasting and development plans
  • Model naturally fractured reservoirs, evaluate waterfloods, infill drilling to maximize pool recovery
  • Uncertainty Analysis & Forecasting using reservoir simulation on the development plan

ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

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  • Evaluate EOR solutions for conventional reservoirs or unconventional plays
  • Water Flood, CO2 Flood, Gas Injection, SAGD, Polymer Surfactant
  • Petrophysical Evaluations
  • Geological Modeling & Interpretation
  • Data Analytics & ADVISORY
  • Hydraulic Fracture Modeling
  • Reservoir Simulation & Forecasting

Petrophysics is the study of the physical and chemical properties of rocks and their contained fluids.  Reservoir storage and deliverability are determined based on lithology, porosity, thickness, fluid saturation, and permeability. Additionally core data is used to calibrate the log derived reservoir parameters to those same parameters measured in the laboratory. When agreement on these parameters is achieved, predictive log based models are established and can be applied at well locations where core data is unavailable.

PETROPHYSICAL SERVICES

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  • Integration of open-hole logging data with conventional (CCA) and providing special core analysis (SCAL)
  • Deterministic and probabilistic petrophysical approaches
  • Common, dominant reservoir models include mineral modeling, porosity modeling, water saturation modeling, TOC modeling, permeability modeling and rock type modeling
  • Identification of flow units and flow barriers / baffles, characterize petrophysical properties of each flow unit, fluid saturation height / fluid contacts and flow unit versus facies relationships.

Mappable Petrophysical Results

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  • Thickness (gross, reservoir, pay)
  • Porosity (total, effective)
  • Porosity Thickness
  • Permeability (absolute)
  • Permeability Thickness
  • Water Saturation (total, effective)
  • Hydrocarbon Pore Volume (HCPV)
  • Fluid Interface Contact Depths
  • Mineralogy

Conventional & Special Core Data

data analytics icon
  • X-Ray Diffraction (XRD) – mineralogy and volume percentages
  • Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) – pore size, clay/mineral distribution, elemental analysis
  • Mercury Injection Capillary Pressure (MICP) – pore throat size distribution / classification
  • Petrography – mineralogy, diagenetic sequence / texture Tight Rock Analysis (TRA)
  • QEMSCAN – mineralogy
  • Pyrolysis – TOC, S1, S2, S3, HI, OI, PI, vitrinite reflectance

Conventional & Special Core Data

pad design
  • Porosity Modeling
  • Water Saturation Modeling
  • TOC Modeling
  • Permeability Modeling
  • Rock Type Modeling

Geological services extend from regional exploration and development work and building unconventional resource plays. Geological services also include conventional field development, enhanced oil recovery and building detailed 3D geo-cellular models.

Regional Exploration & Development

globe icon
  • Build optimal business frames by comprehensive review of regional and local geology
  • Identify and Rank leads and prospects.
  • Produce reservoir-based play fairway maps with common risk segments.

Unconventional Resource Plays

map icon
  • Build continuous regionally correlated resource plays including CBM and fractured shale plays
  • Identify mature organic rich shales by integrating petrophysics and geochemistry
  • Calibrate TOC and gas content with core measurements and organic geochemistry; correlate petrophysical logs with gas content

Geomodeling

software icon
  • Build 3D geocellular reservoir model utilizing structural interpretation from seismic, well tops and mapping.
  • Populate model using well data including well tops, well logs and facies models.
  • Generate mappable parameters and estimate OOIP and OGIP

Conventional & Special Core Data

pad design
  • Iterative geological and reserves mapping, including well reviews in conjunction with geomodeling and simulation
  • Accurate reserves distribution and optimally placed development and step out wells, workovers and or injectors and flanking exploration wells
  •  

Big Data is no longer a buzzword; it's an operational reality. Organizations are rapidly understanding the value that data mining and analytics brings to the table. FRACMOD has created smart solutions to help operators garner more information about their own assets or A&D candidates.  From competitor analysis to best practices used in fracking, FRACMOD can provide valuable information to the end user enhancing their competitive advantages through our proprietary Oil Cube. To learn more about the Oil Cube, contact FRACMOD today.

PLAY EVALUATIONS

play evaluations icon
  • Data mining, analytics and analysis for oil and gas plays
  • Leverage oil and gas activity, including subsurface well information, to provide full asset study.
  • Fracture modeling and simulation studies

Acquisitions and Divestitures

acquisitions and divestitures icon
  • Advise clients involved in mergers and acquisitions.
  • Identification and evaluation of upside and full asset value of M&A candidates.
  • Advising on deal strategic options

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling is used to predict the size and nature of the fractures near the wellbore before the fracking operation in the field.   It includes selecting the best proppant, injection rate, tonnage, and slurry concentration while considering log interpretation for mechanical properties.  Multiple scenarios are then designed that would incorporate the exact geological and geo-mechanical properties where the target well is placed and certain parameters are then used in the simulator to understand initial well production rates and EUR’s with the frac operation.  This integrated approach takes the evaluation to the next level of understanding prior to spending significant capital.

FRAC DESIGN

frac design icon
  • Petrophysical & Geomechanical rock properties, DFIT analysis
  • Optimal frac tonnage, frac fluid and proppant selection

HORIZONTAL WELL DESIGN

horizontal well design 3
  • Integrated 3D Geocellular model with petrophysical, mechanical rock properties with drilling & completion data
  • Frac look-back analysis on existing horizontal wells
  • Optimal Frac design
  • Incorporate stage shadow effects and micro seismic

FRACMOD PAD DESIGN

pad design
  • 3D Geological model on pad
  • Integrate petrophysical, geological and geo-steering data
  • DFIT analysis
  • Model FRAC on existing wells
  • History Match existing wells in Reservoir Simulation model
  • Optimize well spacing aerially and vertically to maximize recovery

Conventional & Special Core Data

eor design icon
  • Infill drilling opportunities
  • Waterflood design
  • Gas injection
  • Huff N’ Puff

Reservoir simulation is used to predict the flow of fluids through porous media. The technology and the data have advanced tremendously over the years resulting in an improved ability to achieve robust and reliable predictions. Simulation can be used to understand well deliverability under primary production, the production results of fracking a well, and the implementation of EOR to ultimately enable operators to spend their capital dollars effectively and appropriately.

FRAC EVALUATIONS

fracking icon
  • Optimize well length, frac stages, tonnage/stage, interwell spacing for your play
  • Sensitivity Analysis for drilling or completion variables

FULL FIELD SIMULATIONS

map icon
  • Full field production forecasting and development plans
  • Model naturally fractured reservoirs, evaluate waterfloods, infill drilling to maximize pool recovery
  • Uncertainty Analysis & Forecasting using reservoir simulation on the development plan

ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

enhanced oil recovery icon
  • Evaluate EOR solutions for conventional reservoirs or unconventional plays
  • Water Flood, CO2 Flood, Gas Injection, SAGD, Polymer Surfactant

When it comes to software, the investment of bringing various software in-house can be steep and even cost prohibitive. Similarly, professional expertise, in both software proficiency and technical competence, is also costly. This is compounded by the fact that both software and services are often required on an intermittent, project specific basis only, resulting in inefficient usage. As a result, our clients are rethinking the notion of making heavy in-house investments in software and human resources.

This is where FRACMOD comes in as a fully integrated team, ready to provide solutions to our clients as required.

By bundling software and professional services, in discrete units depending on the client’s requirements, FRACMOD can ensure that operators have access to the best combination of both to provide cost effective, convenient solutions.

Oil Cube™ - The Era of Data Driven Exploration
Think of a multi-million cell model that covers an entire play depositional space, this is the Oil CubeTM. These data rich models, which span across several Western Canadian formations, are built by analyzing and interpreting thousands of wells, core data points, and petrophysical logs. We use the Oil CubeTM as an input to our reservoir simulation workflow, both for clients looking to optimize and develop assets, but also for acquisition of potential plays. By integrating the Oil CubeTM with our regional PowerBI dashboards, our in-house data analytics team discovers important trends. The combination of production history with sub-surfaces structures, mineralogy, and fluid properties allows us to identify opportunities and key insights.
The Oil CubeTM has been developed in the Alberta Montney, Duvernay, Cardium, Banff, Midale, and Frobisher formations.

FRACMOD has an array of expertise using industry leading petrophysical, geological and reservoir modeling suites of software and has each platform available in-house and on-demand.

Computer Modeling Groups suite of Software, GEMS, IMEX, STARs and more

Schlumberger’s suite of software including Eclipse, Petrel and Kinetix

Gohfer, the industry leader in integrated geomechanical fracture simulation

tNavigator,a true multiplatform system

GEOLOG, advanced petrophysical analysis

Industry leading streamline simulation suite”