Fracture ID and Core Laboratories Launch the Horizontal Reservoir Characterization Consortium - Midland Basin

DENVER, July 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Core Laboratories, a leading provider of proprietary and patented Reservoir Description and Production Enhancement services, and Fracture ID, a Denver-based oil and gas technology company, have launched the Horizontal Reservoir Characterization Consortium – Midland Basin to investigate geologic controls on variability in well production.

Horizontal Reservoir Characterization Consortium – Midland Basin

Operators participating in this consortium will collect high resolution geological data from horizontal wells in the heterogeneous Wolfcamp formation of the Midland Basin using Fracture ID Drillbit Geomechanics™ technology and Core Lab analysis on drill cuttings. This horizontal well data will be integrated with Core Lab's existing Midland Basin Joint Industry Project (JIP) database. The objectives of the project are to determine the effects of geologically-informed perforation strategies on production, statistically investigate correlations between geology and hydraulic fracture treatment, produce 3-D geologic data for input to earth models, and to update and extend established local and regional petrophysical models.

Core Laboratories is excited to take part in the next step in the development of new methods to optimize perforation efficiency, reduce operators' drilling and completion costs, and improve the economics of unconventional resource development plays for operators. The Company believes that the Horizontal Reservoir Characterization Consortium will enhance the value of its comprehensive proprietary Midland Basin Wolfcamp database, while applying exciting new analytical techniques to the geological and geomechanical characterization of horizontal wells. Core Lab feels this has the potential to be a new breakthrough technology in the world of unconventional plays.

Fracture ID believes that creating high resolution data in many horizontal wells across the Midland Basin, calibrated to the Core Lab JIP database, provides the ability to statistically correlate the geological properties of the contacted reservoir with completions and production performance, and are excited to work with Core Lab on this ground-breaking project.

Meet Fracture ID and Core Laboratories at URTeC 2017 in Austin, TX July 24-26

About Core Laboratories

Core Laboratories' reservoir optimization technologies are used to increase total recovery from existing fields. The services enable clients to optimize reservoir performance and maximize hydrocarbon recovery. The Company's commitment to applying and developing new technologies to optimize reservoir performance is unsurpassed in the oilfield service industry. This commitment to technology and to the operators' bottom line makes Core Laboratories, The Reservoir Optimization Company™. (

About Fracture ID

Fracture ID uses proprietary Drillbit Geomechanics™ to record, process and analyze at-the-bit vibrations to generate quantitative datasets used to inform operators of critical reservoir elastic properties, thin-beds, and natural fractures that can be utilized in completion design optimization, high resolution reservoir characterization, and field development planning. (

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