Patexia. Contest

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Problem

Patexia is looking for educated and evidence-based market research submissions about the historical facts surrounding open-hole, multi-zone, high-pressure fracing completion technologies. Specifically seeking respondents with hands on experience with open hole packer technologies in the 1990s.

The first twenty (20) qualified respondents will receive a minimum of $500 each as compensation for their informed contribution, awarded as a minimum value of $100 for each answer to one of the five substantive questions (i.e. questions 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9). To receive the maximum reward of $200 or more, respondents must answer all of the substantive questions.

Select qualified recipients in this contest will be invited into a follow up paid survey by the contest sponsor with additional questions and compensation valued at $10,000 total, as well as an opportunity to be engaged on an hourly basis through our Connect platform.

Qualified respondents will be determined by:

  • their verified industry experience and background in the oil exploration industry as shown in their submitted resume
  • their answers to questions 2, 3, and 4
  • no potential conflicts of interest with the contest sponsor, including current or past employment with Schlumberger since 2005, or current employment with Packers Plus

This contest is part of Patexia’s “Real Time Feedback” initiative. Respondents will receive a response from Patexia’s Case Research Team about whether they were determined as qualified or not within 2 business days of their submission.

The questions include the following additional notes:

  • Question 6 - Each frac sleeve is set for a particular diameter ball.  The ball does not pass to the next sleeve but seals the sleeve from the rest of the down-hole formations.
  • Question 7 - One ball actuates multiple frac sleeves known as a cluster  by passing through the up-hole cluster sleeves and seating in the final cluster sleeve to seal off the down-hole sleeves from further stimulation.
  • Question 8 - One ball actuates multiple frac sleeves in a cluster where each sleeve’s opening is delayed to a time after the ball passes the sleeve.

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Questions

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1 Can you explain what experiences qualify or inform your contribution (preferred experiences include developing, working with, or supervising the installation of multi-zone completion hardware)? Please explain and attach your resume, including the type and manufacturer of the hardware that you are familiar with. T/F
2 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you describe the different technological approaches used for multi-zone horizontal completion and explain their advantages and disadvantages? Please explain in your answer. T/F
3 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you name the market leaders in supplying open-hole multi-zone completion hardware and their approximate market share? Please explain in your answer. T/F
4 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you name the critical hardware typically used in open-hole multi-zone completion? Please explain in your answer. T/F
5 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you explain (1) when was the first open-hole multi-zone high-pressure fracing completion, (2) what was (were) the key enabling technology(s), and (3) who did this completion? Please explain in your answer. 2000
6 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you explain when was single-ball, single frac sleeve actuation developed and used for multi-zone fracing? Please explain in your answer, including manufacturer and supplier names and models of currently supplied equipment. 2000
7 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you explain when single-ball, multi-frac sleeve actuation was (1) first developed and by whom, and (2) tried in hole and by whom? Please explain in your answer, including manufacturer and supplier names and models of currently supplied equipment. 2000
8 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you explain when single-ball, delayed multi-frac sleeve actuation was (1) developed and by whom, and (2) tried in hole and by whom? Please explain in your answer, including manufacturer and supplier names and models of currently supplied equipment. 2000
9 In your educated and evidence-based opinion, can you explain (1) when was the first hydraulically-actuated toe frac sleeve developed and used for the first frac stage of the multi-zone completion, and (2) who developed the technology and implemented it? Please explain in your answer, including manufacturer and supplier names and models of currently supplied equipment. 2000

Additional Notes

Market Research

This is a Market Research contest attempting to understand the expert consensus around a particular topic from people with either first hand knowledge or extensive research background in the field.

This contest will close on Friday, June 19th, 2015 at 12:00 PM PST.

Please review the Contest Rules. For more information on how to submit to this Contest type, please read the Intro to Market Research page.