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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204208-MS
... Abstract In previous frac designs, proppant tracer logs revealed poor proppant distribution between clusters. In this study, various technologies were utilized to improve cluster efficiency, primarily focusing on selecting perforations in like-rock, adjusting perforation designs and the use...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204198-MS
... technologies, such as biocides, to prevent the onset of microbial contamination and reservoir souring at larger experimental volumes and higher pressures and temperatures than have been previously possible outside of field trials. The bioreactors were charged with proppant, crushed Permian shale, and sterile...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204207-MS
... Figure 1 Sketch of the wellbore section with multiple perforation clusters, with settled bed formation due to flow rate decrease (1), proppant missing perforations (2), upstream clusters receiving lower concentration of proppant (3), downward perforations in downstream cluster receiving more...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204196-MS
... leak past it. The leak can then allow fluid and proppant to pass through the desired stage to the previously completed stage. Fig. 4 illustrates the leak in the bridge plug being synthetically implemented into the model. The leak is placed at the end of the completion stage with two opening sizes...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204203-MS
... across orifice/perf, psi; Q = injection rate, bbl/min; ρ (rho)= fluid/slurry density, lb/gal; C d = discharge coefficient; N = number of perforations; D = orifice/perf diameter, in. Note: slurry is a term used throughout this paper for the mixture of fracturing fluid and proppant. Reynolds...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204169-MS
... Figure 4 Spectral gamma ray condensed log and fluid tracers’ percent recovery for well NBU-1H Abstract A unique well-tracing design for three horizontally drilled wells is presented utilizing proppant tracers and water- and hydrocarbon-soluble tracers to evaluate multiple completion...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204167-MS
... Abstract A seven-step workflow to help subsurface teams establish an initial thesis for optimal completion design (cluster spacing, proppant per cluster) and well spacing in emerging / under-explored resource plays is proposed and executed for the Powder River Basin Niobrara unconventional oil...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204144-MS
... very much in favor of silica gel when factoring in the savings using untreated produced water. fracturing materials upstream oil & gas concentration fracturing fluid sio 2 hydraulic fracturing produced water discharge silica sol proppant hatzignatiou viscosity hydrochloric acid...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204177-MS
... wellbore hydraulic fracturing variance cluster efficiency cutoff limit petroleum engineer perforation friction orientation diameter proppant charge manufacturer completion installation and operations efficiency erosion rate perforation diameter increase Following the basic principles...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204155-MS
... toughness net pressure proppant upstream oil & gas stress intensity factor fracture location pressure distribution procedure fracture hydraulic fracture fracture pressure mpa perforation The vertical growth of a hydraulic fracture is key to ensuring that the fracture stimulation...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204186-MS
.... In this case study two adjacent Eagle Ford wells, comprising a newly completed and a re-fractured well, allow both methods to be considered and compared. Completion design and fracture treatment effectiveness are evaluated using the uniformity of proppant distribution at cluster and stage level as the primary...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204163-MS
... limitations of the laboratory equipment. Abstract Proppant transport in horizontal wellbores has received significant industry focus over the past decade. One of the most challenging tasks in the hydraulic fracturing of a horizontal well is to predict the proppant concentration that enters each...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204138-MS
... Abstract Reducing well costs in unconventional development while maintaining or improving production continues to be important to the success of operators. Generally, the primary drivers for oil and gas production are treatment fluid volume, proppant mass, and the number of stages or intervals...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204193-MS
... intelligence proppant upstream oil & gas monitor well vfr design rate active well perforation slurry volume wellbore fracturing materials drillstem testing pressure transient testing vfr data wellbore pressure data petroleum engineer fracture iriarte magnitude interaction...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204192-MS
... complex reservoir information drill bit geomechanics data variability marcellus proppant slurry perforation cluster operator completion installation and operations marcellus formation slurry distribution multi-cluster hydraulic fracturing stage petroleum engineer natural fracture dominated...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204175-MS
... Abstract The main functions of hydraulic fracturing fluids are to create a fracture network and to carry and place the proppant into the created fractures networks, thus, adding to fracture conductivity. Significant research has been performed to develop ideal fracturing fluid systems...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204153-MS
... machine learning energy economics fracturing materials artificial intelligence proppant upstream oil & gas shale gas fracturing fluid chemical additive clay control reduction fracture treatment shale oil complex reservoir unconventional resource economics viscosity hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204189-MS
... fractures ( Casero and Rylance 2020 ) which demand a robust frac fluid design and operational execution. Four slot tests were performed at different HVFR loadings using 40/70 ceramic proppant. In all tests, the injection rate was kept constant and proppant transport was video recorded. Testing showed...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204190-MS
... well ranging from 0.4 m to 3 m in thickness, (c) non-gas bearing and reactive interburden, and (d) stress regimes that vary as a function of depth. To address these challenges, low rate, low viscosity, and high proppant concentration coiled tubing (CT) conveyed pinpoint stimulation methods were...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, May 4–6, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-204172-MS
..., and potential noise due to water/proppant passing around the monitoring well. In the last phase, we primarily observe the closure response on the fibre caused by the mechanical closure of the open fractures. In this paper, these different phases are modelled so we can better understand the process and quantify...

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