Our solutions

Simulation solutions to maximize return on investment

Turnkey fracture design and reservoir simulation solutions

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 solutions apply to a broad range of applications

ResFrac optimizes operators’ return on investment by providing the industry’s only genuinely coupled hydraulic fracturing, wellbore, and reservoir simulator. The entire development life-cycle can be modeled in a single continuous simulation: from fracturing to production. Because ResFrac describes both multiphase flow and fracture reopening and propagation, complex sequences such as parent/child fracturing and production (with detailed description of frac hits), refracs, and huff and puff EOR can all be modeled. Users can quantitatively optimize landing zone, well spacing, parent-child relationships, cluster spacing, fluid volume, proppant volume, fluid and proppant type, refracturing, and/or EOR huff and puff schemes. ResFrac is used by small independents and supermajors alike, and has been applied across nearly every major American shale play: Permian, Eagle Ford, Bakken, SCOOP/STACK, Utica, Marcellus, Montney, Haynesville, and Vaca Muerta.

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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Recent Recorded Talks on EGS and DFIT

Below are links to watch two recently recorded talks. The first was a presentation with ThinkGeoEnergy discussing the impressive results from Fervo Energy’s recent Project Red pilot. The second was a presentation with whitson summarizing the URTeC-2019-123 compliance method procedure for interpreting DFITs. If you are interested in either topic, please check them out!

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