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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198031-MS
... Abstract Due to technical and economical limitations of hydrofracturing operations in unconventional reservoirs worldwide, an optimized hydraulic fracturing design is critical to achieve a successful well stimulation operation. The number and length of perforation clusters in each stage...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198023-MS
... more conducive to complex fracture generation. reservoir characterization isip formation property reservoir geomechanics treatment pressure wcsb upstream oil & gas western canadian sedimentary basin hydraulic fracturing centre frac stress anisotropy particular trend higher average...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198120-MS
... different breakdown angles in all directions. This results in branch fractures that can connect hydraulic fractures to stress-relief fractures created during placing the Outside Fracs, ultimately creating a complex fracture network, and thus, enhanced fracture connectivity. Despite the published fracture...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198158-MS
... from a project-management viewpoint are also examined, discussing streamlining operations and addressing stimulation development. The technical and operational learnings during this project can serve as a best practice in other fields where similar challenges are encountered. hydraulic fracturing...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198070-MS
... hydraulic fracturing, to be economically productive. The natural fracture density of the formation partially explains how a rock with such low matrix permeability can be so prolific, background tectonic fracturing is significantly greater than most other low permeability reservoirs being exploited in North...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198122-MS
... Abstract Multi-stage hydraulic fracturing is considered as a solution to low-productivity wells when the reservoir properties are not good enough to produce oil or gas naturally. The Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) is the most common method used to evaluate well productivity. Many models...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198139-MS
... system hydraulic fracturing equation fracture cell edfm matrix cell time cost pod method transmissibility EDFM is an effective numerical technique to simulate the subsurface flow in fractured media. In EDFM, fracture cells are obtained by embedding fractures into matrix cells, and...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198086-MS
... Abstract Induced hydraulic fractures in the field interact heavily with pre-existing natural fractures in the rock that are abundant in many formations. Most laboratory fracturing investigations in the literature consider pre-existing fractures as frictional interfaces with zero thickness...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198179-MS
.... The only sustainable way to produce is by hydraulic fracturing, which has been disappointedly attempted over the last decade. The major challenges encountered were unstable fracturing fluid, downplayed role of geology, complex stress environment, and uncharacterized natural fissures. This project...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 13–16, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198185-MS
... this perspective, this study focuses on exploring the possibility of simplifying the numerical simulation process without compromising the accuracy of results for heterogeneous unconventional tight gas reservoir with an emphasis on optimisation of multi-stage hydraulic fractured parameters, such as...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 15–18, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187639-MS
.... Nevertheless, ignoring the amplified role of these parameters in multiphase flow in gas-condensate reservoirs may produce inaccurate analytical results and calculations during hydraulic fracture design and optimization treatment. Hence, from an extensive sensitivity analysis (Deo et al. 2013) the primary...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 15–18, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187591-MS
... hydraulic fracturing middle mt frac port The North Kuwait Gas development comprises a cluster of 5 fields that contain sour hydrocarbons with high Gas to Oil Ratio (GOR) at high pressure. The main reservoirs in these fields are the NS and MT Carbonate formations at vertical depths of 14,000...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 15–18, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187606-MS
... Modeling & Simulation natural fracture fracture system proppant Scenario hydraulic fracturing fracture conductivity natural fracture system fracture permeability reservoir geomechanics geomechanics simulation workflow plastic strain well integrity Reservoir Characterization...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 15–18, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187583-MS
... hydraulic fracturing productivity conductivity formation mechanical property multistage fracture Mauddud Formation rock mechanical property formation property Exhibition mechanical property fracture propagation reservoir propagation unconventional horizontal well society of petroleum...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 15–18, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187602-MS
... hydraulic fracturing concentration rod-shaped proppant flowback high-strength proppant fracturing materials Upstream Oil & Gas reservoir quality productivity conductivity fracturing fluid fracture conductivity tail-in stage HSP proppant Nonstandard Proppant operation ISP...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil & Gas Show and Conference, October 15–18, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-187626-MS
... Production declines much faster in an unconventional well ( Fig 1 ). Therefore, optimal well spacing and completion designs are crucial to predict well productivity and reservoir performance, with a deep understanding of natural and hydraulic fractures behavior. Natural fractures play a crucial...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, October 11–14, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175183-MS
... in a timely and economical way. Figure 1 Frac and Micro-seismic Events Display with Chat Window for Real-time Communication Hydraulic fracturing is a method used to increase the production of oil or natural gas from a reservoir. In many unconventional plays, the oil or gas is...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, October 11–14, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175235-MS
... performance on Bahra Mauddud for further field activation process and development plan. Hydraulic fracturing has been, and will remain, one of the primary engineering tools for improving well productivity. This is achieved by [ 1 ]: Placing a conductive channel through near wellbore damage...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, October 11–14, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175198-MS
... evaluate the performance of hydraulic fracturing in the Ratawi Oolite reservoir. The fractures were represented with a plane of very fine grid blocks that have the similar size to the actual fracture width. The size of adjacent grid blocks progressively increased away from the fracture. This method, known...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kuwait Oil and Gas Show and Conference, October 11–14, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175225-MS
... tract. Another approach to mitigate the formation damage commonly used is the Hydraulic Fracturing Technique. This involves creating fractures in the reservoir using pressurized fluid above fracture pressures and filling such fractures with proppants. The proppants are typically natural angular...

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