Horizontal multi-fractured wells nowadays are the most common way of low-permeability reservoirs exploitation either in Russian and foreign oilfields. Besides its high efficiency such completion has a lot of factors (usually undefined) which can together significantly decrease oil rate. Here some of them are listed:

  • Drilled horizontal well length and producing well length

  • Number of created and producing fractures

  • Fracture length by design and by the actual production and well-test

  • Fracture location in relation to well (azimuth and initialization interval).

  • Interference between neighborhood wells through the fractures during injection and production

  • Etc.

The paper deals with most interesting parts of a complex project which purpose is to realize the multi-fractured well potential and production system diagnostics. There are three main issues in this paper:

Designing – filed-sector choosing, optimum spacing and well completion calculations

Realization – well construction and studies conduction

Analysis – comparison between new project wells and common wells in the neighborhood, geological and hydrodynamic model correction

Current primary project result is a significant exploitation system efficiency growth after a change of well and fracture directions (perpendicular to the wellbore). The secondary but anyway very important results are learned lessons and new competences in well construction and studies.

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