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About NicolasFaucompret

Nicolas Faucompret is a reservoir engineer with more than 10 years of experience with operators and service companies in Europe, North America, and West Africa. His focus has been on integrated reservoir analysis for unconventional and conventional resources, including shale, heavy oil, cyclic steam injection, and mature fields. He joined Halliburton in 2007. Through a double-degree program, Nicolas holds a French national diploma from Ecole nationale supérieure de l’aéronautique et de l’espace (Supaero) and a Master of Science from Cranfield University in England, both in fluid mechanics and aerospace dynamics.

Keeping mature fields economically viable

Understanding current field and well production to help extend the life of a mature asset Mature fields provide about 70 percent of today’s global hydrocarbon production, yet we extract only about 35 percent of what we find. That means that for every 100 barrels we discover, we’re leaving 65 in the ground. An improvement in recovery of just one percent would deliver the...


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