Data Resolution – Why is it important?
New software is allowing companies to capture and store more granular data than ever. In O&G, specially in completions operations, some of the most detailed data is acquired off field equipment at a one-second level. These operations generate gigantic files that usually end up sitting on an operator’s share drive and rarely used, yet they have an immense potential for answering challenging questions.
Although data is considered the oil of the digital era, more data does not automatically translate into better analysis. Anyone who has opened a post-frac one-second CSV knows this all too well. Quality data delivery has not historically been a priority in completion jobs and has resulted in a mishmash of static post-job reports and unknown-quality one second data. Analyzing a pressure signal using static reports or data with the wrong frequency can not only be misleading, but also time-consuming and tedious. In addition to the lack of consistency among vendors, hydraulic fracturing pressure data is subject to several limitations. Some of these include signal interference introduced by wellbore geometry, rate variations, fracturing fluid composition, and low sampling frequency. Read More