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Schlumberger Releases Industry-First Integrated Completion and Stimulation Design Software

Mangrove software enables completion and fracture modeling in the context of a shared earth model
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Mangrove software’s unconventional fracture model (UFM) uses pre-existing natural fractures and a mechanical earth model to simulate fracture geometry. Microseismic data is superimposed over the UFM results for comparison.

Schlumberger announced today the release of the Mangrove* reservoir-centric stimulation design software that enables better decision making for well completion and fracturing programs. Developed on the Petrel* E&P software platform, Mangrove users can access the shared earth model to facilitate program designs for all types of reservoirs.

“Economic development of unconventional reservoirs has been a challenge with a purely geometrical approach to staging design and perforation placement, and an empirical fracture treatment design,” said Salvador Ayala, vice president, Stimulation, Schlumberger Well Services. “With Mangrove software, customers can be confident in a scientific approach that uses all available data in the shared earth model to enable the most productive parts of the reservoir to be optimally completed.”

Mangrove reservoir-centric stimulation design software offers the Completion Advisor for perforation picking and staging that leverages accurate reservoir definition, and includes predictive complex hydraulic fracture as well as conventional planar fracture models. Measurements and information including seismic, geological, geomechanical and microseismic data can be integrated with a reservoir simulator through the Petrel platform to provide an integrated seismic-to-simulation workflow.

Mangrove methodology has already been used to optimize completion designs in the Marcellus shale in North America, eliminating screenouts and increasing production by more than 50% on one well. The Mangrove Completion Advisor workflow enabled the customer to engineer custom staging and perforation designs instead of geometric perforation designs, thereby enhancing stimulation coverage, flow rates and ROI.

The Mangrove software and methodology currently is available to customers only through
Schlumberger engineering services.

For more information about Mangrove reservoir-centric stimulation workflow, please
visit www.slb.com/mangrove.

About Schlumberger
Schlumberger is the world’s leading supplier of technology, integrated project management and information solutions to customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide. Employing more than 113,000 people representing over 140 nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries, Schlumberger provides the industry’s widest range of products and services from exploration through production.

Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris, Houston and The Hague, and reported revenues of $39.54 billion in 2011. For more information, visit www.slb.com.

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For further information, contact:

Susan Ganz
Media Relations Manager
Schlumberger
Tel:+1 713 689 7142
sganz1@slb.com
 
 
 
 
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