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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217825-MS
... Abstract Data collected from a passive instrumented monitor well was used to differentiate conductive fracture length and fracture density generated by three different completion designs in the Midland basin. The monitor well was drilled slanting laterally away from a nearby producer...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217826-MS
... data and field tests run by previous Operators. After a complete reservoir characterization (both petrophysics and geomechanics), an integrated numerical model for hydraulic fracturing and production is implemented by history matching 3 different pads along with performing a sensitivity study...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217759-MS
... the immense value of FBA for rapid diagnostics and rapid lookbacks. The presented case studies will focus on the interpretation of FBA results to identify hydraulic fracture optimization opportunities and improve future well performance. A new set of physics-based correlations are also demonstrated, which...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217760-MS
... Abstract Multi-fractured horizontal wells completed in the same reservoir layer, or different reservoir layers, commonly experience inter-well communication through hydraulic fractures. For example, after a parent well is placed on production, its production performance can be impacted...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217761-MS
... Abstract Low-frequency distributed acoustic sensing (LF-DAS) is a diagnostic tool for hydraulic fracture propagation in the far-field using measured values of strain. To understand subsurface conditions with multiple propagating fractures, a laboratory-scale hydraulic fracture experiment...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217771-MS
... and stress shadow are modified to match the trends observed from the downhole imaging. After calibration is performed, the model is applied to maximize the uniformity of proppant placement by optimizing perforation phasing, diameter, count, and cluster spacing. geologist fracturing fluid upstream oil...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217776-MS
... Abstract Understanding and characterizing the effective hydraulic fracture height is critical for optimizing completion design and well performance in unconventional reservoirs. Rayleigh Frequency Shift Distributed Strain Sensing (RFS-DSS) data provides crucial information about the fracture...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217777-MS
... or pausing drilling and frac operations. To mitigate fracture-driven interactions (FDIs) and minimize schedule disruptions, the service company and operator team deployed disposable fiber optics in two lateral wells between adjacent drilling and frac operations. These fibers functioned as security fences...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217779-MS
.... Additionally, its well productivity is hampered by low matrix permeability. Addressing these challenges is crucial, and a successful acid fracturing process can not only enhance well productivity but also address Asphaltene-related problems. This study delves into a comprehensive methodology that was employed...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217780-MS
... Abstract This field study, the first major test on the Department of Energy's (DOE) Austin Chalk / Eagle Ford Shale Laboratory (ACEFSL), explores the application of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests (DFITs) on fiber optics. Commonly, DFITs induce a reservoir fracture to measure initial...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217786-MS
... in this paper allow us to define the key reservoir and completion characteristics that govern the production behavior of these wells and reservoirs. These three key reservoir and completion parameters are; the formation permeability; the number of producing fractures in the completion; and the average effective...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217791-MS
... Abstract Producing gas oil ratio trends in hydraulically-fractured shale oil wells are different than the trends in conventional oil wells. One peculiar behavior is that the ratio stays flat for an extended period of production time, even when the bottomhole flowing pressure is below the bubble...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217797-MS
... and well spacings. The findings are applicable to cemented laterals completed with multi-stage stimulations in oil and gas reservoirs as well as in enhanced geothermal applications, where effective fracture uniformity is one key to performance. Overall, this paper provides valuable insights...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217802-MS
... Abstract As shallower reservoirs deplete, the search for hydrocarbons is going deeper in the Gulf of Mexico. These reservoirs generally have lower permeability than many of the shallower reservoirs and require massive hydraulic fractures to reach economical production rates. 1 – 4...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217809-MS
... of multiple realizations of the Discrete Fracture Network (DFN). The method uses open-source software tools and comprises seven steps. The first step is to calculate the square-root of elapsed time from the first event of each stage. The next step is to use DBSCAN (Density Based Spatial Clustering...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217810-MS
... Abstract Enhanced Geothermal Systems (EGS) have emerged as a promising method to generate electricity from geothermal resources in areas that lack natural fractures and/or faults needed to connect injector/production well sets, virtually eliminating dry hole risk. EGS leverages much...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217811-MS
... support increased stage lengths up to 6x standard (exceeding 1,000 ft) and still treat and produce as uniformly as smaller stages, due to the cooperative effect of the overlapping fracture network created by neighboring infill wells. These findings were corroborated by fiber optic data acquired during...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217813-MS
... Abstract The impact of fracture driven interaction (FDI) is an increasing concern in mature developed unconventional plays in the US. In this study, parent well production performance after infill well stimulation is evaluated to understand the effectiveness of far-field diverter in mitigating...

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