February 2017 Houston North Luncheon

TOPIC: "Big Data for Synthetic Well Logs and Implications for Directional Drilling"

Horizontal directional drillers and geologists are often faced with non-unique interpretations of the position of the drill-bit within the reservoir section. Typical hindrances to positioning assessment are faults, lateral facies changes, log response differences between horizontal data collection and surrounding vertical well control, and limited log data curves in horizontal wells. The generation of synthetic logs in horizontal wells (most notably sonic and density curves) from routinely-collected drilling data feeds such as penetration rate, weight on bit, stand-pipe-pressure, etc… provides a means of overcoming interpretation limitations. The presentation provides an overview of the big data technology to generate synthetic logs, practical examples of the use of these logs in post-drill or real-time directional assessment, and a vision of potential new applications in the near future, such as moving the log measurement closer to the bit.

Speaker Michael Costello - Quantico Energy
Mr. Costello is an interpretive geophysicist with 34 years in exploration, development and research geophysics at Shell Oil and Royal Dutch Shell. His experience includes integrated team lead roles, resource/reserve reporting and integrated technical advisory roles including Chief Geophysicist and International Unconventional Hydrocarbon Maturation Manager. Mr. Costello is a proven ...

Mr. Costello is an interpretive geophysicist with 34 years in exploration, development and research geophysics at Shell Oil and Royal Dutch Shell. His experience includes integrated team lead roles, resource/reserve reporting and integrated technical advisory roles including Chief Geophysicist and International Unconventional Hydrocarbon Maturation Manager. Mr. Costello is a proven exploration opportunity generator with multiple significant discoveries in Deepwater Brazil and Gulf of Mexico; an expert reservoir geophysicist with skills in all aspects of quantitative interpretation/AVO and reservoir surveillance; and an integrated thinker with ability to meld his leading edge individual technical contributions with others of all disciplines to build attractive business opportunities. For the past 18 months, Mr. Costello has been a technical advisor to Quantico in providing industry-leading synthetic log products using drilling data and big data methodologies.

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Thu, Feb. 23, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
(GMT-0600) US/Central

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