NarSysTech represents the next generation reservoir analysis, monitoring and management technology. It is built through the extension of existing technologies utilizing the latest computer science, geophysical, geological, geomechanical and engineering technologies. Through strategic partnerships with industry leaders, NarSysTech is making news, with the most notable news and events discussed below.

NarSysTech Announces Strategic Alliance with MicroSeismic, Inc. for Real-Time Drainage Analysis

Forecasting drainage during evaluation to increase stimulation effectiveness

Houston, Texas – 01-March-2018: NarSysTech, LLC President, Mr. Stuart A. Jackson and MicroSeismic, Inc CEO, Dr. Peter Duncan announce the formation of a strategic alliance between their companies to leverage each company’s unique strengths and technologies to expand their joint offerings within unconventional field development.

MicroSeismic’s Real-Time Completion Evaluation Workflow to include NarSysTech’s Production Potential Modeling. The combined offering represents a unique real-time capability that provides operators with the insight required to more effectively design and evaluate their stimulation plans, more accurately predict and avoid well interference and further increase production rates and recovery factors. More...


Factory Drilling & Completion: Increasing Standardization, Consistency & ROI

LinkedIn Article 18-April-2017

Stuart Jackson (NarSysTech, LLC)

Standardization and automation are the two main tenets of factory processes, whether building cars, manufacturing computer chips or drilling and completing unconventional wells. The higher the level of standardization and automation, the lower the production costs and the higher the return on investment and operational safety. This simple concept works for auto-makers, chip manufacturers and oil & gas operators. Where these three types of factory diverge is in the consistency of the product produced and the production environment. A higher level of standardization and automation in an auto or computer chip factory results in a more consistent product whereas in an unconventional field, consistent actions do not ensure consistent results............ 

The Next Technical Revolution in Oil & Gas

LinkedIn Article 01-July-2016

Stuart Jackson (NarSysTech, LLC)

Over the past decade, drilling contractors and operators have steadily marched toward more automated drilling and completion processes and practices, with Shell’s deployment of autonomous drilling and trajectory control systems linked to the well plan in 2009, to National Oil Varco’s NOVA System for automated downhole data collection and well trajectory control in 2012. These types of technologies are often referred to as cognitive, or self-aware systems, where new information obtained while drilling is used to automatically revise drilling operations with minimal operator intervention........... 

Natural-Hydraulic Fracture Interaction: Microseismic Observations and Geomechanical Predictions


Jian Huang(Weatherford), Reza Safari(Weatherford), Uno Mutlu (Weatherford), Kevin Burns (Weatherford), Ingo Geldmacher (Weatherford), Mark McClure (UT Austin), Stuart Jackson (S2S Systems International)

Natural fractures can reactivate during hydraulic stimulation and interact with hydraulic fractures producing a complex and highly productive natural-hydraulic fracture network. This phenomenon and the quality of the resulting productive stimulated rock volume (P-SRV) is primarily a function of the natural fracture network characteristics (e.g. spacing, height, length, number of fracture sets, orientation and frictional properties); in-situ stress state (e.g. stress anisotropy and magnitude); stimulation design parameters (e.g. pumping schedule, the type/volume of fluid(s) and proppant), well architecture (number and spacing of stages, perforation length, well orientation), and the physics of the natural-hydraulic fracture interaction (e.g. cross-over, arrest, reactivation). Geomechanical models can quantify the impact of key parameters that control the extent and complexity of the P-SRV, with implications to stimulation design and well optimization in the field. In this paper we present a series of geomechanical simulations to predict natural-hydraulic fracture interaction and the resulting fracture network in complex settings. 

SPE Forum Series - Overcoming Challenges in Developing Shale & Tight Gas Reservoirs

17-20 March 2014

Effective Field Development Through Proactive Cross-Disciplinary Modeling and Operational Adjustments - Stuart A. Jackson

Mr. Jackson was invited to participate in an SPE Forum to discuss the challenges associated with tight oil and gas reservoirs and what technologies might help address these challenges over the next 10-20 years. The presentation covered the current state of connected systems and the evolution toward cognitive and conscious systems moving forward.


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