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Cotton Valley-Bossier

The Integrated Reservoir Solutions division of Core Laboratories is offering to interested companies participation in a project designed to optimize operators’ exploitation of Cotton Valley-Bossier reservoirs in the East Texas and North Louisiana areas. Recent discussions with several operators in the trend indicate that many operators are having common problems in the formation evaluation, lateral placement, completion, stimulation, and production aspects of Cotton Valley-Bossier reservoirs.

  • What are the various reservoir rock types and their petrophysical properties, and how do they vary by sand package and regionally?
  • What are Rw and the appropriate water saturation model for the reservoir and does it change by zone and/or regionally?
  • What are pay recognition criteria for the Cotton Valley-Bossier and how do these criteria change stratigraphically and regionally?
  • What are the optimal completion and stimulation fluids?
  • What is the optimal fracture stimulation design(s) and lateral placement to maximize production?
  • How can production performance be predicted to aid in completion decisions?
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