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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0315
... ABSTRACT: Most of the artificial fractures formed by fracturing need to be injected an appropriate amount of proppant into the fractures to achieve long-term support and maintain a stable fracture opening. Under the action of closing stress, the fracture wall and proppant will undergo...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0363
... evaluation log analysis fracture propagation optimization journal fracture microfracture proppant linear correlation mx well ARMA 22 0363 Perforation location optimization considering microscopic structure for multi-cluster fracturing technology Fengchao Xiao, Shicheng Zhang, Xuechen Li...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0325
... ABSTRACT: Hydraulic fracturing can increase the fracture conductivity by providing high-conductivity channels for hydrocarbon flow. Proppants flow back from the propped fracture during the early stage of production in the hydraulically fractured tight reservoirs, during which the fracture...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0314
... ABSTRACT: High viscosity friction reducers (HVFRs) have been recently gaining more attention and increasing in use, not only as friction-reducing agents but also as proppant carriers. Reusing of produced water has also been driven by both environmental and economic benefits. Currently, most...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0530
.... Using the reservoir model, the pressures, and saturations were calculated at different time steps. Also, the geomechanical model was built and calibrated using core data. The model was used to evaluate potential proppant dis-embedment which may lead to proppant settlement at the lower part...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0427
... unconventional plays in which fracturing fluid is injected into the reservoir under constant applied pressure. united states government proppant fraction reservoir complex reservoir fracturing materials upstream oil & gas fracturing fluid china government asia government hydraulic fracturing...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0024
... ABSTRACT: In this paper, laser topography scanning technology is used to extract the fracture morphology after supercritical CO 2 fracturing to generate a tortuous fracture model. Then a supercritical CO 2 slurry flow model is established based on CFD-DEM coupling method, and the proppant...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0045
... propped fractures is proposed. On the basis of the numerical simulation results of proppant transportation, the factors affecting the conductivity of cross propped fractures are analyzed. The results show that the proppant falls at a low velocity into the narrow natural fracture, and then moves slowly...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0098
... been limited by the replicability of these tests which is mainly due to significant heterogeneity (Jiang et al. 2016). proppant reservoir characterization university upstream oil & gas replicability fracture conductivity hydraulic fracturing replicate printer laser profilometer...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0052
... ABSTRACT: Screen-out is one of the major operational challenges in hydraulic fracturing operations. The most common type of screening out is tip screen-out (TSO), where induced fractures get packed off by proppant with no further propagation causing the pressure to build up and eventually...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0108
... reservoir is modelled using a thermal-hydro-mechanical coupling model. The non-isothermal fluid flow in matrix and fracture, slurry flow for proppant transport in fracture, thermoelastic and poroelastic deformation are taken into account. Spatial discretization and temporal discretization are conducted...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0220
... fractures. Since the width of the induced fractures is less than 200μm, large size proppants (less than 140 mesh) could not be transported and propped the tiny fractures efficiently. This paper proposed a dynamic proppant transportation and conductivity test method to investigate the flow resistance...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0218
... ABSTRACT: The conductivity of the proppant filling layer is directly related to the quality of fracturing construction and stimulation effect. The existing diversion experiments are mainly pure liquid measurement diversion, but there is oil-gas mixed flow in actual oil well production, so...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0288
... ABSTRACT: During Hydraulic fracturing of unconventional reservoirs, proppants keep fractures open after fracturing and thus increase reservoir deliverability. Typically fracture conductivity is used to quantify the efficiency of hydraulic fractures. The efficiency is highly dependent...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0229
... technology. SC-CO 2 fracturing can avoid the above problems and realize CO 2 geological storage while efficiently exploiting oil and gas, attracting a lot of attention (Wang et al., 2012, Zhou et al., 2019). fracture hydraulic fracturing fracture characterization proppant upstream oil & gas...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0306
... ABSTRACT: The intersection of the pre-existing natural fractures (NF) with the hydraulic fractures (HF) forms a complex fracture network, which allows for increased well productivity. However, the complex fracture geometry may adversely affect the proppant placement and its transportation...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0557
... ABSTRACT: We present micromechanical modeling of an indentation experiment on Green River Shale with simultaneous X-ray micro-computed tomography of internal sample deformation that provides new insights into the ductile-brittle micromechanical behavior of shales relevant to proppant embedment...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0658
... and flowing back (imbibition under high pressure), and increasing proppant weight or intensity as soon as possible, etc. Furthermore, above research achievements were applied and tested in more than 8 pilot wells, and the results indicated 100% fracturing treatment success, on the other hand, the vertical...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0969
... increases 2.5 times. This will impede proppant placement in interlayer. This research results provide a basis for the optimization of hydraulic fracturing of Lucaogou shale oil reservoir. 1. INTRODUCTION The reservoirs of Lucaogou Formation in Jimusar sag, Junggar Basin are saline lacustrine and delta...
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Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2022
Paper Number: ARMA-2022-0687
... ABSTRACT: In the development of methane hydrates, the improvement to produce gas at commercial requirements is a current challenge. Hydraulic fracturing technology is a feasible way to increase permeability by forming artificial fractures. During the fracturing process, proppants are usually...

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