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SPE Prod & Oper 36 (03): 583–593.
Paper Number: SPE-205509-PA
Published: 11 August 2021
...Tamaralayefa A. Timiyan; Boyun Guo Summary Fracture packing is a well-known completion technique used in the hydraulic fracturing of low-permeability reservoirs. As much as fracture packs are very effective, the proppant-pack permeability damage formed from particle intrusion reduces...
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SPE Prod & Oper (2021)
Paper Number: SPE-204175-PA
Published: 15 June 2021
..., has significant proppant-carrying capacity with proppants delivered uniformly to greater distances. In addition, sieve analysis conducted on each of the various slots indicated that for all tested proppants that the water/glycerin systems were more capable of carrying larger particles to farther...
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SPE Prod & Oper (2021)
Paper Number: SPE-204384-PA
Published: 14 June 2021
... could be nominated as the campaign design, because that would result in treating all wells until the next campaign. The multiobjective particle swarm optimization (MOPSO) technique was implemented to optimize the campaign design by simultaneously minimizing the total SI volume and the total injection...
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SPE Prod & Oper 36 (01): 128–144.
Paper Number: SPE-203844-PA
Published: 10 February 2021
...-fracture model spe production hydraulic fracture srm propagation particle dfn model stress anisotropy fracture fracture geometry plane fluid element center fracture geometry deformation february 2021 Creating complexity during hydraulic fracturing can be achieved through a number...
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SPE Prod & Oper 36 (01): 83–96.
Paper Number: SPE-199877-PA
Published: 10 February 2021
... it opened up a longer and larger area for particles to settle. Excessively strong turbulent flow generated by two inlet cases prevented proppants from settling and seeping into the bedding plane. Continuous mixing and agitation disturb proppants from settling. They limited additional coverage area expansion...
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SPE Prod & Oper 36 (01): 116–127.
Paper Number: SPE-196067-PA
Published: 10 February 2021
... media upstream oil & gas water saturation hydraulic fracturing fluid dynamics oil production coating effective permeability particle sand proppant spe production permeability gnp-coated proppant fracturing fluid gnpcoated proppant relative permeability resin-coated proppant...
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SPE Prod & Oper 35 (03): 537–548.
Paper Number: SPE-200473-PA
Published: 13 August 2020
..., existing aperture‐sizing recommendations include only a single point of the particle‐size distribution (PSD). Operators and academics rely on sand‐control testing to evaluate the performance of sand‐control devices (SCDs). Scaled laboratory testing provides a straightforward tool to understand the role...
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SPE Prod & Oper 35 (03): 681–690.
Paper Number: SPE-199266-PA
Published: 13 August 2020
...Niall Fleming; Erlend Moldrheim; Espen Teigland; Anne-Mette Mathisen Summary As part of an Equinor technical efficiency program that was initiated in 2015 to deliver savings and improvements, bridging particles were removed from the drilling fluids of 15 wells in Oseberg Main and instead loss...
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SPE Prod & Oper 35 (02): 245–254.
Paper Number: SPE-197044-PA
Published: 14 May 2020
...I. de Araujo Muggli; K. Chellappah; I. R. Collins Summary We propose an experimental approach to evaluate how typical fluids influence shale dispersion. In this approach, finely ground shale is left to settle in the fracturing fluid, generating particle‐size and concentration profiles within...
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SPE Prod & Oper 34 (04): 781–798.
Paper Number: SPE-197057-PA
Published: 14 November 2019
...C.. Vasquez; E.. Pereyra; K.. Sambath Summary In this study we present a review of fluid–particle–size prediction models and a comprehensive database acquired from the open literature. The study is restricted to bubbles and droplets that are also called fluid particles. The data have been...
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SPE Prod & Oper 34 (03): 520–535.
Paper Number: SPE-195693-PA
Published: 07 June 2019
...Chirag M. Khalde; Abdus Samad; Jitendra S. Sangwai Summary In the oil and gas industry, upstream and downstream hydrocyclones are used extensively to separate heavy or dense particles from the formation water/reservoir fluids. These hydrocyclones, after a long period of operation, can fail...
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SPE Prod & Oper 34 (03): 603–614.
Paper Number: SPE-187525-PA
Published: 08 May 2019
...Reza Safari; Mojtaba P. Shahri; Clayton Smith; Francisco Fragachan Summary In this paper we present an integrated analysis method for understanding and quantifying the effect of particle‐jamming near the entrance of a perforation/wormhole tunnel. Advanced wellbore‐scale, 3D numerical studies...
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SPE Prod & Oper 34 (01): 270–279.
Paper Number: SPE-191147-PA
Published: 31 July 2018
... collect in the accumulator for intermittent removal while the overflow is discharged continuously. With a flooded‐core and static‐liquid volume in the accumulator, the trajectory of a sand particle from the cyclone inlet to the apex is changed, compared with that in an open underflow hydrocyclone...
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SPE Prod & Oper 33 (04): 829–836.
Paper Number: SPE-183265-PA
Published: 17 May 2018
... 4 12 2017 17 5 2018 7 11 2016 15 11 2018 Copyright 2018, Society of Petroleum Engineers Fig. 1 An acoustic standing-wave pattern (4th harmonic) within a conduit showing pressure and displacement nodes and antinodes separated by λ /4. As the droplets or particles...
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SPE Prod & Oper 33 (04): 879–895.
Paper Number: SPE-189990-PA
Published: 20 April 2018
... then devised a comprehensive computational-fluid-dynamics (CFD) method for analyzing the phenomena of three-phase separation. The results in terms of separation efficiency and behavior of secondary-phase particles were reviewed to choose the optimal configuration. Only a slight difference in the length...
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SPE Prod & Oper 33 (04): 666–678.
Paper Number: SPE-189984-PA
Published: 26 February 2018
...) rock-sample geometry. 14 3 2017 27 11 2017 11 8 2017 26 2 2018 15 11 2018 Copyright 2018, Society of Petroleum Engineers proppant concentration particle Embedment fracturing materials Upstream Oil & Gas proppant coverage proppant particle hydraulic...
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SPE Prod & Oper 33 (03): 486–497.
Paper Number: SPE-181278-PA
Published: 15 January 2018
... particle count and size, and a densitometer and viscometer to investigate fluid kinetics. In this work, the HPM and viscometry measuring functions were demonstrated as useful supporting techniques to determine AOP in cases when SDS PLT results cannot be used alone. This work demonstrated that data...
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SPE Prod & Oper 33 (03): 476–485.
Paper Number: SPE-189447-PA
Published: 19 December 2017
... methods reported by previous researchers and used in the industry. 7 3 2017 7 9 2017 20 8 2017 19 12 2017 13 8 2018 Copyright 2018, Society of Petroleum Engineers Upstream Oil & Gas fused chemical reaction composition deposition particle mitigation flow...
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SPE Prod & Oper 33 (01): 145–153.
Paper Number: SPE-186104-PA
Published: 26 June 2017
... in terms of flow rate per unit area, the most common unit for flux is gpm/ft 2 . Municipal water clarifiers (deep-bed media filters with sand) have a low flux of 2–6 gpm/ft 2 (Hudson 1981 ). Media with low flux values, in combination with coagulants, are used to capture very small bacteria particles...
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SPE Prod & Oper 32 (02): 196–207.
Paper Number: SPE-175833-PA
Published: 12 October 2016
...A. I. Assem; H. A. Nasr-El-Din; T.. Fuss; J.. Shi; R.. Herskovits Summary Proppants are solid particles with specific mechanical strength that are widely used in hydraulic-fracturing operations. Their main purpose is to keep fractures open and increase well production. They can be naturally...

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