A novel method for creating short, highly conductive fractures in wells to bypass formation damage has been developed. The method uses relatively small material volumes, low horsepower and pump rate, produces minimal environment effect, and leaves the formation face and proppant pack residue free. Function and application of the method present significant varia-tions in treatment design and execution compared to traditional hydraulic fracturing past damage. This paper presents results of development work to confirm the method’s applicability and to provide sufficient performance data to design initial field applications.

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