India-focused Oilex has awarded two key contracts to Schlumberger and Baker Hughes as part of its 2017 work program at the Cambay permit area in Gujarat, India.
Schlumberger and Baker Hughes will advise on the optimal well and stimulation design required to achieve potential commercial flow rates.
Oilex has a significant multi-trillion cubic feet gas resource at Camba in the EP-IV tight siltstones that require drilling optimization and stimulation technologies to achieve commercial flow rates.
Schlumberger has been appointed to provide geomechanical, fluid sensitivity and proppant embedment testing on the Cambay-23z core along with their recommendations on future technical work.
The data from these tests will be used to carry out the geomechanical modeling required for optimization studies.
Baker Hughes has been appointed to provide detailed geomechanical modeling to assess and recommend optimized drilling and stimulation solutions to maximize production from the EP-IV reservoir.
In addition to providing a functional geomechanical model, Baker Hughes will provide specific recommendations on fluid chemistry and proppant optimization required for the stimulation of any future wells.
The studies have commenced and are anticipated to be completed within approximately three months. The analysis of the core from Cambay-23Z is essential in the planning of both future wells and the stimulation process at Cambay.
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