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J Pet Technol 73 (06): 56–57.
Paper Number: SPE-0621-0056-JPT
Published: 01 June 2021
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 201450, “Reducing the Volume of Water Needed For Hydraulic Fracturing by Using Natural-Gas-Foamed Stimulation Fluid,” by Raj Malpani, SPE, Chris Daeffler, and Sandeep Verma, SPE...
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J Pet Technol 73 (01): 28–31.
Paper Number: SPE-0121-0028-JPT
Published: 01 January 2021
... in helping operators mitigate the amount of sand that returns to surface during flowback, a sectorwide issue that drives up completion costs and later may spell trouble for artificial lift systems. Disproving “The Overflush Paradigm” After conventional reservoirs are hydraulically fractured, both from...
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J Pet Technol 72 (10): 56–57.
Paper Number: SPE-1020-0056-JPT
Published: 01 October 2020
... drawdown. One key factor affecting rate decline is rock sensitivity to increasing compressive stress. The complete paper describes and quantifies the stress-dependence of compaction and permeability for anisotropic rock matrices, natural fractures, and hydraulic fractures, based on comprehensive rock tests...
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J Pet Technol 72 (07): 51–52.
Paper Number: SPE-0720-0051-JPT
Published: 01 July 2020
... wells are producing differently. During the mature stages of unconventional reservoir development, well spacing and hydraulic fracture and pressure interference, together with refracturing, require advanced modeling techniques that can include a combination of hydraulic fracture simulation, 3D stress...
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J Pet Technol 72 (07): 63–64.
Paper Number: SPE-0720-0063-JPT
Published: 01 July 2020
...., prepared for the 2019 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, 30 September-2 October. The paper has not been peer reviewed. An integrated project can take many forms, depending on available data, from a simple horizontally isotropic model with estimated hydraulic fracture geometries used...
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J Pet Technol 72 (04): 38–43.
Paper Number: SPE-0420-0038-JPT
Published: 01 April 2020
...Trent Jacobs The final act of completing a horizontal well and bringing it on line represents a special period for unconventional oil and gas producers. Typically done weeks or months after drilling and hydraulic fracturing operations, this stage—known as flowback—is akin to the moment of birth...
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J Pet Technol 71 (12): 24–29.
Paper Number: SPE-1219-0024-JPT
Published: 01 December 2019
... that not all hydraulic fractures are created equal.” Among those, the measurements from an array of downhole pressure gauges loomed largest. Raterman’s advice to those analyzing fractured reservoirs is to install more downhole pressure gauges to identify where fractures are draining the rock and where...
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J Pet Technol 71 (07): 58–61.
Paper Number: SPE-0719-0058-JPT
Published: 01 July 2019
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 190860, “Evaluating the Impact of Lateral Landing, Wellbore Trajectory, and Hydraulic Fractures To Determine Unconventional Reservoir Productivity,” by Piyush Pankaj, Priyavrat Shukla...
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J Pet Technol 70 (11): 28–36.
Paper Number: SPE-1118-0028-JPT
Published: 01 November 2018
...Stephen Rassenfoss Reports from the Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site offer a glimpse into what hydraulic fractures really look like. The featured attraction in the 13 technical papers presented over two mornings at the Unconventional Resources Technology Conference (URTeC) was 600 ft of rock...
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J Pet Technol 70 (03): 61–62.
Paper Number: SPE-0318-0061-JPT
Published: 01 March 2018
...Adam Wilson This article, written by Special Publications Editor Adam Wilson, contains highlights of paper SPE 180448, “Effects of Well-Placement Timing and Conductivity Loss on Hydrocarbon Production in Multiple-Hydraulic-Fracture Horizontal Wells in a Liquids-Rich Shale Play,” by Shameem Siddiqui...
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J Pet Technol 69 (11): 66–68.
Paper Number: SPE-1117-0066-JPT
Published: 01 November 2017
.... Roy, SPE, AGL Energy, prepared for the 2016 SPE Asia Pacific Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, Perth, Australia, 25–27 October. The paper has not been peer reviewed. Providing confidence that hydraulic-fracture geometries are relatively confined to target coal seams and do not grow upward...
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J Pet Technol 69 (09): 76–79.
Paper Number: SPE-0917-0076-JPT
Published: 01 September 2017
.... Lederhos, Schlumberger, prepared for the 2017 SPE Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Buenos Aires, 17–19 May. The paper has not been peer reviewed. The boom in organic shale plays has revealed the critical need to size hydraulic-fracture treatments correctly to achieve commercial...
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J Pet Technol 68 (10): 54–56.
Paper Number: SPE-1016-0054-JPT
Published: 01 October 2016
... for the 2016 SPE Argentina Exploration and Production of Unconventional Resources Symposium, Buenos Aires, 1–3 June. The paper has not been peer reviewed. In organic shales, hydraulic fracturing is important for optimizing the production of horizontal wells. For a standalone lateral, the propped surface should...
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J Pet Technol 68 (10): 62–64.
Paper Number: SPE-1016-0062-JPT
Published: 01 October 2016
... developed. These phenomena include the imbibition and entrapment of injected fracturing fluid, the increase in salinity of the fluid in contact with the shale, and the deterioration of shale samples. Several researchers have studied the relationship between the low load recovery of hydraulic-fracturing...
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J Pet Technol 68 (10): 58–65.
Paper Number: SPE-1016-0058-JPT
Published: 01 October 2016
... and microfractures induced along bedding planes or along other planes of weakness. On the basis of production data, diagnostic methods, and field observations, it is becoming increasingly clear that IU fractures created during the hydraulic-fracturing operation play a critical role in determining the success...
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J Pet Technol 68 (09): 92–93.
Paper Number: SPE-0916-0092-JPT
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Reyes Aguirre, Schlumberger; E. Jinks and T.H. Yotter, Encana Oil and Gas; and Raj Malpani and Felipe Silva, Schlumberger, prepared for the 2016 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, 9–11 February. The paper has not been peer reviewed. This paper describes...
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J Pet Technol 68 (03): 66–68.
Paper Number: SPE-0316-0066-JPT
Published: 01 March 2016
..., Halliburton, prepared for the 2015 SPE Latin American and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, Quito, Ecuador, 18–20 November. The paper has not been peer reviewed. As a result of the creation of a hydraulic fracture, transient geomechanics forces are exerted on the formation, which modify the stress...
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J Pet Technol 67 (12): 89–90.
Paper Number: SPE-1215-0089-JPT
Published: 01 December 2015
..., have begun. To achieve commercial production, this type of reservoir must be stimulated by hydraulic fracturing using large volumes of water. This paper discusses aspects of water logistics necessary during the well-completion phase, fracture-treatment designs applied in Vaca Muerta, and laboratory...
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J Pet Technol 67 (05): 60–68.
Paper Number: SPE-0515-0060-JPT
Published: 01 May 2015
...Stephen Rassenfoss When it comes to fracturing, experts argue about many things, but they agree that fractures do not look like lightning bolts, tree roots, or shattered glass. The sight of an image in a recent National Geographic story showing a hydraulic fracture that looked like a lightning bolt...
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J Pet Technol 67 (04): 102–105.
Paper Number: SPE-0415-0102-JPT
Published: 01 April 2015
...Chris Carpenter This article, written by JPT Technology Editor Chris Carpenter, contains highlights of paper SPE 170852, “Development of a Stranded Tight Gas Field in the UK Southern North Sea With Hydraulic Fracturing Within a Subsea Horizontal Well: A Case Study,” by Marc Langford, SPE, Douglas...

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