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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217816-MS
... site; simulations have been performed using primarily super critical CO2 (scCO2) and conventional fluids to perform the hydraulic fracturing. In addition to the sCO2 usage and proppants required to tail the generated fractures; the wellbore orientation effect in reference to the stress plane is also...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217797-MS
... property lateral cement bonding casing and cementing drilling operation production logging cement cement isolation fracture exhibition isolation slurry usit stimulation slurry centralizer intensity refrac cement quality proppant technical conference Introduction The cost benefit...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217767-MS
... Testing proppant for crush strength has been around for several decades. In 1983 the first standard was published API RP 56 Recommended Practices for Testing Sand Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Operations, 1st ed. This marked the first step in a long journey to gain clarity on how to measure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217771-MS
...) variability in breakdown pressure between clusters. In this paper, we describe the implementation and application of a wellbore dynamics simulator that incorporates the Dontsov (2023) correlation and the other key physical processes required to describe proppant and slurry flow from the wellbore...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217763-MS
... is to transport and place proppant deep into newly created fractures to keep them open, providing highly conductive channels for hydrocarbon to flow through after the treatment fluid flows back. Slickwater treatment has gained popularity in treating low permeability reservoirs (i.e., shale formations) because...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217798-MS
... proppant downhole intervention production monitoring gauge conductor thermal diffusivity coefficient procedure calculation diffusivity coefficient diameter acid equation ramey Introduction Fluid flow inside the wellbore associated with either injection or production of fluids...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217778-MS
... stage by comparing perforation sizes of treated perforations with intentionally untreated perforations to estimate the eroded area for each perforation, then applying a two-component erosion model to allocate proppant among all the clusters for that frac stage ( Watson et al 2022 ). The allocated...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217831-MS
... Abstract Delivery of the proppant required for a hydraulic fracturing job can quickly become a weak link in operational excellence. New technology in the oil and gas industry has been hyper focused on well site efficiency but has missed out on the synergies that can be leveraged between...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217784-MS
... Proppant strength Grain size and grain size distribution Quantities of fines and impurities Roundness and sphericity Proppant density Abstract Proppant selection, and the resulting dimensionless fracture conductivity, impacts well performance. Proppant quality standards were...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217782-MS
... to acreage constraints, wells are drilled to maximize the number of wells instead of the ideal orientation with respect to subsurface stresses. We studied the impact of changing well orientation on well productivity in the Bakken Play by simulating a wide range of operational scenarios including proppant...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217802-MS
... offshore. Topics include downhole tool challenges, fluids selection with a focus on weighted fluids, proppant selection, pumping limitations and frac design optimization. Discussions include several unique challenges and learnings that have not been published in the past. It is expected that some...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217788-MS
... united states government hydraulic fracturing breaker 1 upstream oil & gas proppant viscosity high viscosity friction reducer breaker 3 reduction reaction fracturing fluid hvfr friction reducer oxidative breaker breaker paper fracturing materials polymer breaker chemistry...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217768-MS
... for the initial stimulation proppant placement. This equips operators with insights to tailor the refracture program efficiently. It targets undrained reservoirs, mitigates corrosion or deformation concerns from the original casing, and minimizes the risk of total loss of parent wells due to FDI. This paper...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 6–8, 2024
Paper Number: SPE-217830-MS
... united states government europe government lead-in proppant conclusion upstream oil & gas hydraulic fracturing operator basin fracturing fluid fracturing materials technology conference efficiency proppant proppant flowback coated sand placement design guideline spe hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212318-MS
... conductivity and justifies usage of coarser proppants. Abstract The performance and completion efficiency of horizontal multistage hydraulically fractured wells stimulated using the plug-and-perf technique are affected by the uniformity of the multiple perforation cluster treatment. Depending...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212366-MS
... altering the proppant's Stokes number. A particle's Stokes number refers to the particle's inertia within a fluid stream as shown in Eq. 3 : (3) S t = ρ s d p v f 9 μ f where St = Stokes number; ρ s = particle density, kg/m 3 ; d p = particle diameter, m; v f...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212335-MS
... Lab and field studies have shown that proppant-induced entry hole erosion occurs during limited entry treatments ( Cramer 1987a ; Crump et al 1988 ). Erosion is a two-step process. As shown in Fig. 1 , proppant interactions initially smooth and bevel the entry-hole inlet, with minimal...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, January 31–February 2, 2023
Paper Number: SPE-212334-MS
... One of the outcomes of the focus on reduced proppant costs has meant that shale operators observe extremely high decline rates in well productivity. There is a critical requirement to be able to properly test and quantify the longer-term effects of these lower quality proppant materials...

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