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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217803-MS
... Abstract The hydraulic fracturing of an unconventional well is typically the single most significant component of the expenditure for that well; however, there is no industry standard for assessing the efficiency of that operation. This work will present an approach for evaluating hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217767-MS
... according to the prevailing API 19C Measurement of and Specifications for Proppants Used in Hydraulic Fracturing and Gravel-packing Operations at a designated stress level to facilitate cross laboratory comparison (30/50 – 6,000 psi closure, 40/70 – 8,000 psi closure, 100 Mesh – 10,000 psi closure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217783-MS
... government concentration operation efficiency sustainability friction reducer emission fuel consumption friction reducer concentration consumption setpoint diameter reduce fuel consumption cost reduction flowrate usage pressure Introduction Hydraulic fracturing has always been...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217777-MS
.... Historically, fiber is considered a high-cost diagnostic, unsuited for this common operational challenge. Now, it is operationally and economically viable to use it for routine purposes. upstream oil & gas artificial intelligence buffer united states government machine learning operator...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217779-MS
... allows for the controlled injection of the solvent mixture into the tubing, effectively dissolving the accumulated asphaltene residues. This cleaning operation is crucial for maintaining the well's productivity and preventing any potential blockages that could impede the flow of oil from the reservoir...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217831-MS
... Truck drivers and the products they deliver are essential to the world. With society moving at an accelerated pace every day, these deliveries need to be supplied quicker and with little to no delays. The constant drive to improve oil and gas completions efficiencies means that these operations...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217768-MS
... strategy, averting the depletion of parent wells following the fracturing of child wells. High-resolution acoustic imaging technology is a prevalent tool for assessing all facets of refracture operation. In a single run, this technology captures intricate corrosion and wall loss details, mitigating risks...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212317-MS
... of recording and analyzing more data during fracturing operations. Specifically, Figure 5 shows the same data for stage 16 and Figure 6 for stage 18. In both stages the pressure during the second injection cycle which also included friction pressure was less than the ISIP during the first cycle...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212336-MS
... The single-use fiber was monitored on the 23S and 31S wells during the frac operation of zipper groups 1 and 2. Poroelastic strain from the offset fracture activity was observed in both fibers as tension and compression, corresponding to the opening and closing of the rock as fractures...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212333-MS
... Remote operations – Performing work on wells on an adjacent location from a central operating base As with most industry innovations, some equipment and process modification is necessary when converting from simul-frac operations to remote simul-frac operations. Traditional Simul-Frac...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212357-MS
.... Adding to the reluctance to shut down between frac stages, by 2019 frac fleets owned by frac service providers rarely contracted for the supply of diesel fuel used on frac pad sites. Today, fuel is purchased directly by the operator (oil & gas company) rather than the frac service provider...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212349-MS
...Background Abstract A novel system has been developed to provide the transport, storage and delivery of wet (3-10% moisture by weight) sand for hydraulic fracturing operations. Pumping service efficiency and frac sand throughput remain the two key factors used to measure both a frac service...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209148-MS
... monitoring upstream oil & gas arrival probability operation offset strain index fiber-optic cable reservoir characterization production logging evaluate far-field communication fiber strain magnitude wellbore Introduction Disposable fiber-optic systems are designed for a single use...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209154-MS
... now have access to many competing equipment solutions to aid in reducing the emissions of hydraulic fracturing operations. The data presented in this study provides an objective review and comparison of emissions from diesel and natural gas-powered fracturing technologies. Technologies evaluated...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209176-MS
... Abstract Deepwater fracpacks continue to evolve in the Miocene and Paleogene trends in Gulf of Mexico and deliver best in class skins and reliability in these high-rate high margin reservoirs. As operators move towards maximizing production in existing fields that have been produced over...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209162-MS
... As labeled in Fig. 4 , the frac wells will be referred to as F1 (MB) and F2 (TF) and the monitors will be referred to as M1 (TF) and M2 (MB). The neighboring wells will be referred to as P1 (TF) and P2 (MB). Due to operational issues with F2, the first 13 stages in the F1 were completed prior...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209161-MS
... Abstract The upstream oil and gas industry has seen its share of innovation over the past several decades. The driving force behind these changes has always been a relentless push toward operational and capital efficiency. A breakthrough patented pressure diagnostic technique using offset...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209134-MS
... tests, and compare pressure signatures from vast historical data. This would be the foundational step for predictive ability on frac treatments that would eventually automate operational decision making. This also allows for consistent execution and serves as a design aid in service of building enduring...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 1–3, 2022
Paper Number: SPE-209132-MS
... In fracturing, it is typical to work with large equipment, most high pressure fracturing pump systems are in the 2,500-HP range. This large equipment in normal operations typically does not have the requirement or ability of having low speed full torque control. In reference to the example...

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