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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 13–15, 2020
Paper Number: IPTC-20064-Abstract
... A fit-for-purpose integrated subsurface study was carried out in a tight gas field in Oman to evaluate the stimulation process in horizontal wells. The objective is to explore the role of vertically and laterally heterogeneous in situ stress for hydraulic fracture (HF) propagation, and to...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 13–15, 2020
Paper Number: IPTC-19833-MS
... Understanding the mechanisms behind the nucleation and propagation of cracks is of considerable interest in engineering applications and design decisions. In hydraulic fracturing treatments of unconventional formations, complex hydraulic fracture geometries and propagation behaviors are...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 13–15, 2020
Paper Number: IPTC-20069-MS
... Testing information interference testing fracture closure differential pressure hydrostatic pressure propagation observation probe operation novel technique reservoir permeability Al-Harthi Mabkhout , Pardo Cesar , Kilany Khalid , Al Otaibi Majid , Zeybek Murat...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 13–15, 2020
Paper Number: IPTC-20077-MS
... The main objective of the wireline straddle packer microfrac testing was to obtain sub-surface formation breakdown (FBP), fracture propagation (FPP), fracture reopening, and fracture closure pressures (FCP) resulting from several cycles of pumping and shut-ins in a vertical borehole in the...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2019
Paper Number: IPTC-19377-MS
... Temporary plugging during fracturing operation has become an efficient method to create complex fracture network in tight reservoirs with natural fractures. Accurate prediction of network propagation process plays a critical role in the plugging and fracturing parameters optimization. In this...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2019
Paper Number: IPTC-19356-MS
... morphology in a single layer and lack of 3D evolution role of microfracture propagation, so the fracture geometry in multi-layers of the coal seam and microfracture initiation near wellbore were studied in this paper. In this study, the 3D-lattice model was used to simulate the 3D dynamic hydraulic fracture...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, November 14–16, 2016
Paper Number: IPTC-18667-MS
... Abstract The presence of sedimentary layers in the Earth's subsurface results in seismic anisotropy, which makes wave velocity dependent on the propagation angle. This aspect causes errors in seismic imaging such as mispositioning of migrated events if anisotropy is not accounted for. One of...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, November 14–16, 2016
Paper Number: IPTC-18790-MS
... & Gas hydraulic fracturing enhanced recovery waterflooding containment compaction Rock mechanics Symposium slippage shear failure fracture injection injection strategy water injection depletion unconsolidated sand unconsolidated sand reservoir propagation reservoir sand proceedings...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, November 14–16, 2016
Paper Number: IPTC-19014-MS
... treatment effect hard to predict. This paper aims to establish a simulation model to predict the created hydraulic fracture geometry so as to provide appropriate stimulation strategy. Based on the discrete element method, a novel three-dimensional fracture propagation model is established. The transverse...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, December 6–9, 2015
Paper Number: IPTC-18572-MS
... pipeline. A laboratory test setup was built to investigate acoustic propagation through two-phase flow. The setup consists of a laboratory multiphase flow rig, acoustic transceivers, a digital communication system, and required electronics circuitry. The effect of various flow and communication parameters...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, December 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: IPTC-17725-MS
... international petroleum technology conference reservoir simulation reservoir history matching production data history matching History reservoir history incorporation Modeling & Simulation seismic data viscoelastic acoustic wave equation lapse seismic data propagation ensemble Kalman filter...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, December 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: IPTC-17972-MS
..., fracture propagation and fracture progression during fracturing treatments of multicluster (each stage), multistage horizontal tight-gas well. The images illustrate the dynamics pertaining to initiation, propagation and arrest of hydraulic fractures during simultaneous stimulation of multiple clusters...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, December 10–12, 2014
Paper Number: IPTC-17992-MS
... wells will generate dynamic fractures. These fractures generate during waterflooding operations and expand gradually over time, which seriously influence the reservoir performance and sweep efficiency. So the fracture propagation needs to be analyzed. The fracture length in conventional models was...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 19–22, 2014
Paper Number: IPTC-17556-MS
... propagate by vibrating the pipe's body inside the well were recently considered as an alternative technology. However, the bottom segment of the production tubing is encased in concrete in many wells; a previous work showed that concrete segments attenuate the acoustic waves to impractical levels...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, January 19–22, 2014
Paper Number: IPTC-17356-MS
... with multiple scattering of ray propagation or absorption of wave energy during seismic data acquisition stage. The distorted image underneath gas zones was caused by three factors: properties of near surface anomaly; location of target reflector (both lateral and vertical position); and source...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2013
Paper Number: IPTC-17073-MS
... of an explicit interaction between a propagating hydraulic fracture and a statistically generated discrete fracture network. A sensitivity study reveals a number of interesting observations including importance of initial fracture conductivity for growth of the fracture system, effect of the dilation...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2013
Paper Number: IPTC-16476-MS
... content and AVO anomalies. Upstream Oil & Gas section perpendicular fractured case finite difference seismic seismic data fracture plane fracture finite difference fracture propagation Reservoir Characterization reflection amplitude bitumen seismogram perpendicular isotropic case...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2013
Paper Number: IPTC-16981-MS
.... Hydraulic fracturing is a coupled process of shale formation deformation and flow of engineered fluid that includes water, proppant and other chemicals. Moreover, the pre-existing natural fractures in shale formation may complicate hydraulic fracture propagation process and alter its Young's modulus. In...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2013
Paper Number: IPTC-16977-MS
... simulate the acoustic wave propagation and to measure the corresponding effective velocity. The effective velocity can be simultaneously estimated and measured in the thin sections of carbonate. Finally, it introduces the so called "thin section rock physics" in which physical properties modeling and...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, November 15–17, 2011
Paper Number: IPTC-15338-MS
... Abstract A laboratory study of foam propagation in natural sandstones in the absence of oil is reported. The goal of this study was to elucidate further the mechanisms of foam mobility control. The C14-16 Alpha-Olefin Sulfonate (AOS) surfactant was selected to stabilize nitrogen foam. X-ray CT...

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