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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-215923-MS
...Factors Affecting Long-Term Fracture Conductivity and Gas Recovery Simulation studies were designed to analyze the impact of multiphase flow, proppant crushing, proppant diagenesis, and proppant embedment on long-term recovery. We considered commonly used proppants in the industry, including...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-215914-MS
... horizontal well software multistage fracturing united states government rock type reservoir geomechanics shale compaction rate transient analysis regional complex reservoir shale gas play conductivity geological subdiscipline hydraulic fracture application adsorbed ga Introduction...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-215932-MS
... and linear guar were performed using an advanced rheometer (MCR 302, Anton Paar,) that is capable of evaluating temperature effects over 200°C. The viscosity was evaluated at low and high shear rates (i.e., 1 to 1000 s -1 ). The viscosity evaluations were conducted using upper and lower plates with a 50-mm...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, November 2–3, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-201807-MS
... propped. Reducing sand size can lead to insufficient fracture conductivity. This study proposes to use three candidate ultra-lightweight proppants ULWPs to enhance the fractured well performance in unconventional reservoirs. In step 1, the current sand pumping design is input into an in-house P3D...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196607-MS
... Abstract In shale formations, operators are constantly seeking new technologies to improve proppant transport and conductivity in order to boost production. A novel technique known as surface modified proppant (SMP) has been pumped in more than a dozen wells in the United States, with proven...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196609-MS
..., such as conductivity, length, spacing and complexity. As a result, many aspects of the reservoir, fractures and production methods can be significant. Flow from the reservoir to production points is driven by pressure drops. If an entire well including fractures and surrounding reservoir is considered as a single...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting, October 7–11, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191826-18ERM-MS
.... The permeability and the wettability of coated proppant packs are compared with non-coated packs to determine the reduction in friction or enhancement in fracture conductivity. The simulation of flow in a proppant pack is done using sand packs of different permeabilities. The base case for the work is established...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting, October 7–11, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191799-18ERM-MS
... Abstract Unconventional reservoirs have high initial production rates followed by a steep decline as compared to conventional reservoirs. The increase in the net stress with the production results in matrix and fissure permeability reduction and hydraulic fracture compaction and conductivity...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 13–15, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184045-MS
... parameters requiring more study are matrix permeability, fracture half-length, dimensionless fracture conductivity (impacted by completions design), reservoir properties, capital expenditure, operating costs, and gas pricing. Deep dry Utica/Point Pleasant Shale is a new resource with limited data...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 13–15, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184080-MS
... is invaluable for estimating the hydrocarbon content in the reservoir under study. Traditionally, Archie's law has been used by petro-physicists in clean sands for relating the electrical conductivity of the formation to its water saturation. This papers aims at using the information in dielectric dispersion...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177299-MS
... of the permeability loss occurring at late time of production. The study also shows that we can delay the effect of stress-dependent properties by either increasing initial hydraulic fracture conductivity or operating wells at low drawdown pressure. flow in porous media shale gas Fluid Dynamics Upstream Oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177306-MS
..., restore conductivity, remediate blockage, and address depleted reservoir pressure make this technique desirable. Different strategies can be applied when using this technique and are typically customized to the particular candidate well selected for the refracturing treatment. The treatment designs...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165703-MS
... the optimal design of key factors (i.e. number of stages, spacing, optimal fracture conductivity) or during the characterization of hydraulic fractures by matching the production history. hydraulic fracturing Fluid Dynamics Upstream Oil & Gas oil reservoir assumption primary depletion flow...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165677-MS
.... Parameters such as fracture spacing, matrix permeability, fracture conductivity, fracture orientation and refrac locations were varied to study their impact on the success of the refrac job. Results showed significant impact on both the overall productivity, recovery and the economic value. The results show...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-165702-MS
..., but instead focus on maximizing contacted reservoir volume (CRV). Generating fracture complexity is important in unconventional reservoirs, but maximum reservoir contact does not necessarily translate to an effectively stimulated reservoir with conductive fracture paths back to the wellbore. Hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-161344-MS
... Abstract Fracture conductivity in many hydraulic-fracturing treatments can be inadequate. It is greatly affected by the concentration of the packed proppant in the fracture. Higher concentrations yield higher conductivity by virtue of a wider fracture. However, there are practical limitations...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-161355-MS
... experimentally the dimensioned fracture conductivity. A fracture optimization p -3D model is used to maximize well performance by optimizing fracture geometry, including fracture half length, width and height. Reduced proppant pack permeability is compensated by larger width. Non-Darcy effects in the fracture...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-161335-MS
... Abstract Production analysis can aid in the determination of formation and stimulation characteristics including permeability, fracture half length, fracture conductivity, and completion efficiency. The time to the end of the infinite acting linear flow combined with the distance between...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 17–19, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-149227-MS
..., injection rate, types of proppant, treatment volume, reservoir pressure and treatment schedule. These new methods lead to increased well deliverability, fracture height containment and higher average fracture conductivity. gas storage binary foam fluid fracture conductivity parametric study...

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