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Link to more content in the March 2018 JPT

Fracturing Plans and Reality Often Look Really Different

Good diagnostic testing is often painstaking, time-consuming, and costly, but recent studies suggest that a lack of knowledge can be even costlier…

…That was an indication of the appetite for new tools that can measure the unique DNA in well bacteria to map fluids in wells, or analyze what perforations are stimulated by measuring how much they erode. Anadarko is working with Biota Technology to use DNA sequencing to identify the many fluids found in and around its wells and then use those markers to understand the interconnections in its reservoirs.

“There is a lot to learn from our side, and hence our partnership with Biota has been critical,” said Jose Silva, Anadarko’s lead business strategist, advanced analytics and emerging technologies. “We’re trying to get better at it from a data science perspective, and we’re leveraging the understanding (of) all the databases that this particular company is building on its own…”

Seeking Insights in Microbes, DNA, and Rocks

Anadarko Petroleum teams up with Biota Technology to use databased microbe DNA to help map fluid movements and the source of production in the Delaware Basin. This paper was presented at the 2018 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition and is available on OnePetro.