Abstract

A 3D geomechanical model was constructed to estimate the influence of the initially placed propped fractures and the pressure variation with time in active field development on the stress-state redistribution.

The main task of paper was to research the different parameters influence on stress state condition and especially on possibility of stress reorientation due to field development. In addition, the main purpose of the paper is to fiend impact of acting processes on hydraulic fracturing propagation.

A finite element method was applied to calculate the stress state in a target sector of the oil field. All available seismic data and pertinent well logging data were used to update the geological and hydrodynamic models, and data from hydraulic fracturing, 1D geomechanical modeling, and drilling history were used for verification of the modeling results. In the following paper the reservoir parameters which can be useful for other fields of West Siberia were used.

The 3D geomechanical model was created and used for the stress-state redistribution forecast, taking into account the field development history. The model was built by coupling the geomechanical finite element and compositional numerical reservoir simulator result at two time steps –the initial, virgin state and the current state of the field development.

It has been shown that the change in reservoir pressure has a significant influence on the value of the horizontal stress in the area of interest, whereas the change in stress orientation depends on the reservoir height, layout of wells, field development stage, and mechanical properties of the rock. Near the initial fractures, the fractures themselves have a strong influence on the magnitude and orientation of the horizontal stress.

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