Our services

Simulation services to maximize return on investment

Turnkey fracture design and reservoir simulation services

Close collaboration

We work closely with clients to align on priorities and support business objectives. We've refined the process over dozens of projects across North and South America.

Understand the why

We don’t just hand you a solution. We help you understand the approach, think critically about simulation inputs, and explain what is happening in the reservoir and why.

Build your capabilities

We strive to transfer our knowledge so you can apply it to future well designs and projects.

Our hydraulic fracturing and reservoir simulation services apply to a broad range of applications

Mitigate parent-child problems

Reduce production loss when drilling infill wells.

Enhanced oil recovery in shale

Increase recovery factor by 2-3x.

Well spacing optimization

Optimize the distance between wells to maximize capital efficiency.

Landing depth optimization

Maximize reservoir contact and optimize well spacing in 3D.

Fracturing design optimization

Customize frac design to your formation and economic drivers.

Geothermal systems

Simulate hydraulic stimulation and long-term circulation in a single integrated model.

The process

Following the right modeling workflow is critical for a successful project. Every ResFrac project includes a series of ‘checkpoint’ meetings at key junctures to keep stakeholders aligned and ensure strong engineering design principles.

Model construction and setup

Ingest data, set up an initial model, and present back to confirm everything has been communicated successfully.

Model calibration

Determine ‘key observations’ to be matched from field data. Plan the calibration process in advance. Then, vary parameters to achieve a match.

Design optimization

Align on the design variables to optimize. Perform a quantitative optimization for NPV, investment efficiency, or any other objective.

Design field implementation

Establish baseline performance expectations. Establish performance metrics, and try to minimize uncontrolled variables.

Field implementation

Evaluate results

Compare actual production with predicted. What are the ‘key observations’ from the field data? How do they align with expectation? If there is variance, what are potential causes? Are there additional design changes to consider next?

ResFrac simulations helped Liberty design its 'Dune and Cap' high strength proppant strategy, leading to a 20% production uplift.
A ResFrac modeling study helped Recoil Resources modify proppant loading and well spacing, improving ROI.

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Mark McClure, CEO of ResFrac Corporation

TWA Energy Influencers 2021

We’re excited to announce that Mark McClure, ResFrac CEO was chosen to receive a “TWA Energy Influencers Class of 2021” award, given by The Way Ahead, a publication of the Society of Petroleum Engineers.  This honor was given to seventeen young professionals, under the age of 36, “who excel in their fields at a level superior to that of their peers, yielding second-to-none achievements. Their outstanding efforts help shape the narrative around key issues in the energy sector for future generations.” Learn more about all those awarded on The Way Ahead website.

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