Mangrove software enables completion and fracture modeling
in the context of a shared earth model
HOUSTON, June 13, 2012-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
The Mangrove software and methodology currently is
available to customers only through Schlumberger
For more information about Mangrove reservoir-centric
stimulation workflow, please visit www.slb.com/mangrove.
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