Marcellus wells: Ultimate production accurately predicted from initial production

Frank Male, Michael P. Marder, John Browning, Svetlana Ikonnikova, Tad Patzek

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In this work, the authors perform automatic decline analysis on Marcellus Shale gas wells and predict ultimate recovery for each well. A minimal model is used that captures the basic physics and geometry of the extraction process. A key discovery is that wells can have their estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) predicted early in life with surprising accuracy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)69-70
Number of pages2
JournalJPT, Journal of Petroleum Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Industrial relations
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Strategy and Management


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