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ERIC MARSHALL, P.E.

SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ADVISOR AT GEODYNAMICS

STEVE BAUMGARTNER

SENIOR ENGINEERING TECHNICAL ADVISOR AT GEODYNAMICS

PHIL SNIDER

SENIOR ENGINEERING COMPLETION ADVISOR

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SPE-184878-MS

Improved Hydraulic Fracturing Perforation Efficiency Observed with Constant Entry Hole and Constant Penetration Perforation

D. Cuthill, W. Yang, and J. Hardesty, GEODynamics, Inc.

ABSTRACT

Conventional perforating systems exhibit a distribution of perforation entry hole diameters around the circumference of the casing, when the system is decentralized within the wellbore. In the case of horizontal, limited entry, cluster style perforating operations the perforating system normally lies along the bottom of the casing. When hydraulically fracturing these intervals, perforation efficiency is difficult to predict since the entry hole diameters and perforation penetrations are not definitive.

A perforating system has been developed which provides a consistent entrance hole diameter and formation penetration independent of the clearance between the perforating carrier and casing...

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SPE-184828-MS

Mining the Bakken: Driving Cluster Efficiency Higher Using Particulate Diverters

Paul Weddle, Larry Griffin, and C. Mark Pearson
(Liberty Resources)

ABSTRACT

This paper focuses on the evolution of an advanced completion design utilizing solid particulate diverters resulting in a dramatic increase in the number of fracture initiation points as validated with radioactive (RA) tracers. The ultimate goal of this strategy is to increase capital efficiency by placing a dense fracture network more contained within the producing formation. The information contained in the paper should be of great benefit to completion engineers working across a variety of unconventional oil and gas basins.

It is generally proven that larger proppant volumes and more frac stages result in higher oil and gas recoveries, i.e., bigger is better. Practically...

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GEODYNAMICS PARTNERS WITH HYDRAWELL IN ITS PERFORATE, WASH AND CEMENT (PWC®) SYSTEM

GEODynamics™ provides advanced perforating and completions technologies in partnership with Hydrawell, and enables operators to execute more efficient and cost-effective well plug and abandonment operations, as compared to other approaches. The perf, wash, cement method reduces time and costs by eliminating the need for heavy rig lifts required with cutting and pulling tubing, or with time-consuming section milling. To support this approach, GEODynamics provides several solutions, which optimize plug and abandonment operations, including Eclipse™ and Isoloc™ perforating systems, as well as cast-iron zonal isolation equipment. Eclipse™ systems utilize a high shot density and large hole sizes to maximize casing removal to allow for a more effective wash and barrier integrity upon recementing. Alternatively, Isoloc™ systems enable multi-string selective penetration of casing according to each individual well plan. Finally, Legacy™ cast iron bridge plugs used with baker style or GO style setting tools are ideal for temporary or permanent zonal isolation.

www.energy-oil-gas.com/ 01 June 2022
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GEODYNAMICS INTRODUCES DATA ANALYTICS TOOL TO PREDICT PROPPANT AND FLUID FLOW

www.worldoil.com 01 February 2022

GEODynamics, a global technology and manufacturing leader in perforating, downhole completion, intervention, and wireline conveyed solutions, introduced today its new StageCoach™ data analytics modeling solution. The field-proven StageCoach™ model accurately predicts how proppant and fluid will flow through wells to measurably improve well productivity by 10-15 percent and is included with GEODynamics’ perforating solutions.

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GEODYNAMICS INTRODUCES EVOLV COMPOSITE FRAC PLUG WITH QUICK CONNECT TECHNOLOGY

www.worldoil.com 01 February 2022

GEODynamics, a global technology and manufacturing leader in perforating, downhole completion, intervention, and wireline conveyed solutions, introduced today its new EVOLV® Composite Frac Plug with Quick Connect Technology. The new EVOLV® plug eliminates many horizontal completions challenges and has been shown to allow wireline firms to improve time savings at the wellsite by 95 percent, 15 seconds compared to 300 seconds with conventional plugs, enabling operators to realize greater efficiencies in the oilfield.

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UNCONVENTIAL FRACTURING: IMPLICATIONS OF PARTICLE TRANSPORT THROUGH THE CASING

www.worldoil.com 01 September 2021

GEODynamics and operators surface-tested typical unconventional fracturing configurations and determined that particle transport and fluid velocities impact proppant placement.

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SHALE COMPLETIONS IMPROVEMENTS 

www.energyindustryreview.com 22 February 2020

The increasing Importance of Perforation Technology & Use of a Perforation ToolboxThe shale revolution has come about due to two enabling technologies: horizontal wells and hydraulic fracturing. More recently there has been an increasing emphasis on research into perforations and the role they play in proppant transport, fracture initiation and subsequent proppant placement.

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GEODYNAMICS OFFERS HELLFIRE PERFORATING SYSTEM

www.worldoil.com 03 February 2019

GEODynamics, Inc. introduces the new patented HELLFire perforating system, a revolutionary solution that allows the oil and gas industry to more effectively complete multi-stage plug-and-perf operations. At 9.5-in total length per cluster, the short-bodied system eliminates tool string length and delivers more clusters per stage. Increasing cluster count per stage will make better wells, as differences due to same stage formation variation are mitigated.

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GEODYNAMICS INTRODUCES SPECIALIZED PERFORATING SYSTEMS FOR REMEDIAL CEMENTING, CIRCULATION

www.worldoil.com 21 February 2018

ISOLOC perforating systems are used to establish communication between two or more strings of tubing or casing. The systems greatly improve cement plugging, squeeze and circulation operations with controlled damage to the secondary or tertiary string. Perforating for remedial cementing operations without damaging the outer strings of casing is an essential element to efficient plug and abandonment (P&A) and well circulation operations.

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Quote Open I resigned my membership from the API RP-19 committee in the mid-1990's because I, as well as most of the other committee members at the time, knew that API Section 1 testing was completely misleading to operators trying to select the perforating system that would maximize their well's production. Now in 2017, it's time to stop wasting billions on developing perforating systems that shoot deep in concrete, API Section 1, and simply create plugged tunnels with heavy metals. Furthermore, it's time to stop misleading well owners into using inferior systems that reduce the NPV of their assets. Quote Close

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