A comprehensive study of the reserve and production potential of the Barnett Shale integrates engineering, geology, and economics into a numerical model that allows for scenario testing based on several technical and economic parameters.
Part 1 summarizes the geologic characterization, per-well decline analysis, and productivity tiering required to feed into the detailed modeling of future reserve and production forecasts.
Published in the Oil & Gas Journal.
The conclusion (Part 2) examines full field economics and production and reserve forecasts.
Scott W. Tinker
The University of Texas at Austin
Kenneth Medlock III