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  • SPE-GGS Third General Meeting - Dr. Samaa Morsy

    When: Wednesday, 4 November 2020 11AM Pacific Time
    Where: Online via Zoom

    We are excited to announce the third meeting of the 2020-2021 season. As you know, our meetings are virtual while we all deal with the COVID-19 Pandemic. The meeting will be on Wednesday November 4, 2020 starting at 11:00 am. Our speaker will be Chevron’s Dr. Samaa Morsy and the title of her talk is: Optimized Development Strategy Workflow for Unconventional Reservoirs.


    A comprehensive workflow to support short and long-term development strategy for the unconventional Wolfcamp formation in the Midland and Delaware Basins is presented. The workflow is applied to every new pad to ensure child wells are targeting more of the virgin rock. The developed workflow considers pressure and stress changes around parent wells, landing strategy, completion optimization, and frac order design. A 3-D reservoir model was developed to estimate the depletion and induced stress changes around the parent wells. Hydraulic fracture modeling is coupled with the flow simulation model to assess the child wells fracture propagation under different scenarios. Different landing strategies were investigated to reduce depletion effects on child wells. Certain technologies were successfully utilized to change the pressure and stress around the existing wells to properly alter Child well fracture propagation towards virgin rock. Frac order was adjusted accordingly to benefit from the induced changes in reservoir pressure and stress around parent wells. Results show the effectiveness of the developed workflow to maintain Basin development performance.

    About the Speaker

    Dr. Morsy is a reservoir engineer in Chevron’s Gulf of Mexico group. She has sixteen years of experience in the oil and gas industry working in both conventional and unconventional assets. She has experience in in shaly sand petrophysics, EOR, IOR, Well Testing, Hydraulic Fracturing, Deepwater productivity decline, acidizing, competitor intelligence, reservoir simulation, completion and development strategy optimization, and strategic planning. Dr. Morsy has 25 published papers and four pending patents. She has B.Sc, M.S., and PhD degrees all in Petroleum Engineering.