Fekete Engineering Software & Services - cbmstudies

By: Fekete  09-12-2011

Fekete helps clients, engaged in coalbed methane (CBM), shale development and tight gas exploration, to optimize their production from new or existing wells. In the past few years, Fekete has been involved in numerous projects such as industry funded initiatives to study shale gas, green field development, and engineering reports to determine a CBM-specific development strategy. Other typical projects include the reserve estimation of tight gas, production forecasting of CBM and shale gas reservoirs, reservoir evaluation, and production optimization of existing CBM wells.

Fekete uses its F.A.S.T. CBM ™ software to estimate reserves and generate production forecasts for new plays. F.A.S.T. CBM™ allows us to analyze production and pressure data for producing CBM reservoirs. It is the ideal tool for determining expected ultimate recovery and gas-in-place.


Fekete’s completed project list includes the following project categories:

  • Determination of viability of developing new CBM resources
  • Optimal infill well spacing for development of existing fields
  • De-watering period and gas production forecasts
  • CBM reserve evaluation

Reserve evaluations are conducted using volumetric/analogy, material balance and production history modeling methods. Fekete uses both analytical (single well tank-type model) and numerical (multi-well gridded model) simulation to generate gas and water production forecasts for CBM wells. Regardless of whether the formation is saturated, undersaturated, or if the well has multiple layers, Fekete can generate accurate forecasts that are used for calculating project economics.

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Fekete Engineering Software & Services - geology

The strength of our expertise is the interdisciplinary co-operation between Fekete’s geological, petrophysical, geophysical and reservoir engineering staff and the integration of their results to arrive at a practical and technically rigorous reservoir interpretation. Gross and net pay analyses and the areal extent of reservoirs are determined through detailed correlations of hydrocarbon zones and surrounding strata.


Fekete Engineering Software & Services - pipeline

From multiple zone/multiple pressured systems in Alberta, coalbed methane systems in Wyoming, high pressure gas in Pakistan, to tight gas in Australia our engineers have accumulated a vast range of experience and valuable insight. Piper™ software, Fekete’s engineers are able to build a model of a gas gathering system that includes the surface gathering system, wellbores, and reservoirs.


Fekete Engineering Software & Services - production

Specifically, the process includes petrophysical evaluation of bypassed pay including offset analogies and recommended perforation intervals, testing programming, remedial workover programming for under-performing wells, assessment of optimal well spacing, abandonment liabilities and project economics.


Fekete Engineering Software & Services - reserves

The full spectrum of Fekete’s software and expertise is applied to truly understand your reservoirs, to more accurately model and forecast production, and to provide reserves estimates with confidence. We then use our considerable in-house experience and specialized expertise, such as rate-transient analysis, pioneered by Fekete. We prepare professional NI 51-101 and SEC compliant reserve reports for Canadian and United States regulators.


Fekete Engineering Software & Services - reservoir

A sample of past projects include waterflood design and optimization, EOR optimization, oil material balance, infill drilling and pool depletion strategies, low permeability gas deliverability studies, gas cap blowdown studies, gas storage, water disposal and acid gas disposal.