Masters Theses

Keywords and Phrases

Hydraulic fracturing; Montney Formation; Montney performance statistic


"Identifying the key drivers for success of multiple fractured horizontal wells is not straightforward, especially in unconventional reservoirs like the Montney. Al-Alwani et al. (2015) provided a statistical analysis of Montney completions based on publicly available data. They showed that for the entire well population, cumulative gas recovery per stage, declines as the number of completed stages increase. However, their statistical analysis did not differentiate between completions in the Upper/Middle/Lower Montney, and did not include perforation cluster data.

This work documents the statistical analysis of 296 cased-hole horizontal gas well completions reported in the Upper and the Lower Montney. The work extends the previous statistical study of the Montney completions by including completion cluster information and examining the performance of the Upper and the Lower Montney completions separately.

Results of this analysis show that cumulative gas production per cluster decreases as more perforation clusters are placed in both the Upper and the Lower Montney. The study demonstrates that the cumulative gas production/cluster and initial gas production (IP) is higher for the Upper Montney than the Lower Montney, and how completion design affects well performance. This study is beneficial as it provides a statistical analysis of horizontal gas well in both the Upper and the Lower Montney, and compares completion performance for the two zones"--Abstract, page iii.


Dunn-Norman, Shari
Britt, Larry K.

Committee Member(s)

Flori, Ralph E.


Geosciences and Geological and Petroleum Engineering

Degree Name

M.S. in Petroleum Engineering


Missouri University of Science and Technology

Publication Date

Summer 2016


xiii, 81 pages

Note about bibliography

Includes bibliographical references (pages 79-80).

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© 2016 Omar Qasim Mohammed, All rights reserved.

Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

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Subject Headings

Oil well completion -- Analysis
Oil fields -- Production methods
Reservoirs -- Canada
Horizontal gas well drilling
Hydraulic fracturing

Thesis Number

T 10969

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