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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 3–5, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-215930-MS
... Figure 6 Recovery factor vs. time for the base case in SRV vs outside SRV: (a) fracture conductivity (w f ∙k f ) of 0.3 md∙ft; (b) fracture conductivity (w f ∙k f ) of 15 md∙ft. Results and Discussion Effect of Matrix Permeability, k<sub>m</sub>, on Ultimate Gas Recovery Figure 8...
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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 15–17, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-196609-MS
... reservoir to fracture pressure drops and/or low fracture conductivities. Similar effects pertain to number of fractures, fracture spacing and wellbore lengths. This paper analyzes effects of different reservoir, fracture and wellbore properties and the influence of different pressure drops on shale well...
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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
... for hydraulic fracture conductivity and the fissure permeability as a function of the net stress in the shale. Core, log, completion, stimulation, and production data from the wells located at the Marcellus Shale Energy and Environment Laboratory (MSEEL) were utilized to generate the formation and completion...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG Eastern Regional Meeting, October 7–11, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-191778-18ERM-MS
... on the propped fracture conductivity and fissure permeability. The results of the data collection and analysis were utilized to generate a base reservoir model. Various gas storage mechanisms inherent in shales, i.e., free gas (matrix and fissure porosity), and adsorbed gas were incorporated in the model...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 13–15, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-184078-MS
.... Frac fluid design has to be compatible with varying mineralogies to avoid a steep decrease in fracture conductivity. This paper discusses field testing of proppant design and selection and how cost, geological, reservoir, and rock properties affect the completion design and well production...
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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-177286-MS
... ends of fractures from wellbore. As a result of uneven proppant distribution and the ductile and soft geomechanical properties of the Marcellus shale, the reduction in hydraulic fracture conductivity varies greatly from cluster to cluster in a shale reservoir during reservoir pressure depletion...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 21–23, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171013-MS
... Abstract Scales such as aluminum silicates are commonly believed to come from reservoir rocks such as shale and/or their interaction with injected chemicals from EOR (enhanced oil recovery) methods. In hydraulic fractured wells, scales could be a major source of damage to fracture conductivity...
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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
... in conventional completion designs and fracturing treatments. The need for improved proppant pack permeability and fracture conductivity in unconventional wells has been well documented. However, there are additional completion and design considerations for unconventional wells such as natural fracture...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 17–19, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-149426-MS
... channels within the created fracture has recently been introduced to the oil and gas industry with over 1400 successful treatment stages pumped in other ultra-low permeability, gas-bearing unconventional reservoirs. Channel fracturing boasts higher fracture conductivity and better fracture cleanup amongst...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, August 17–19, 2011
Paper Number: SPE-149311-MS
.... The factors that are considered include matrix permeability, conductivity of hydraulic fractures, cluster spacing, and size/enhanced permeability of stimulated zone. The impacts of gas desorption and stress-dependent fracture conductivity on pressure transient behavior are also illustrated. This study...
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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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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2010
Paper Number: SPE-138314-MS
... by hindering compaction, reducing proppant flowback, controlling fines invasion into the proppant pack, and minimizing the migration of fines within the pack. A general review of the contributions to improved and sustained fracture conductivity is provided. There are two additional, important properties...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-125530-MS
... that appears consistent with actual well performance and estimates of matrix permeability and fracture conductivity [ Fredd et al . 2001 , Mayerhofer et al . 2006 , Cipolla et al . 2008 , 2009 ]. It is assumed that gas flow occurs into the wellbore through the main fractures only. A wide range...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, September 23–25, 2009
Paper Number: SPE-125525-MS
... may not guarantee a successful well as they are extremely price/cost sensitive. Introduction complex reservoir stimulation fracture conductivity hydraulic fracturing Rock mechanics shale play Reservoir Characterization Upstream Oil &amp; Gas fracture height shale mineralogy fracture...

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