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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-200017-MS
... that the method is feasible as long as suitable fracture geometries can be generated. A reservoir geomodel of a typical Montney gas condensate reservoir was constructed using publicly available data. Rock mechanics parameters were integrated into the model alongside completion and pumping schedule information...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, September 28–October 2, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199976-MS
... Abstract This paper introduces a 3D hydraulic fracturing propagation model (3D-HFPM) for evaluating fracture extension, geometry, stress response, fracture spacing, and potential for refracturing. The model is illustrated with data of the Horn River shale of Canada. The model is developed...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canada Unconventional Resources Conference, March 13–14, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-189810-MS
... pressures, improving cluster efficiency. These variable geomechanical logs and minimum stresses derived from surface drilling data are used to model the optimal asymmetric frac design and its resulting geometry. Fracture pressure analysis is done where the modeled surface-treating pressures are calibrated...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference, February 15–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185057-MS
... fracture geometries using tempo-spatial extension of microseismic data. In the study area, ten horizontal wells were drilled and hydraulically fractured in multiple stages in the Muskwa, Otter Park, and Evie shale gas formations in 2013. The treatments were monitored by downhole microseismic measurements...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference, October 20–22, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175909-MS
... complex reservoir Cipolla hydraulic fracturing overburden stimulation reservoir geomechanics microseismic cloud horizontal stress anisotropy shale mechanism plane geometry SRV fracture network complexity society of petroleum engineers natural fracture stress anisotropy hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference, October 20–22, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175920-MS
... critical calibration step includes automatic gridding of hydraulic fracture geometry to run numerical reservoir simulation to match realized production results. Reservoir pressure distribution at the end of the production history is used to recalculate stresses for modeling the refracturing scenarios...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference, October 20–22, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175963-MS
.... modeling completion middle Bakken hydraulic fracturing water saturation History Artificial Intelligence fracture length well performance parent well geometry reservoir permeability interference fracture Eagle Ford Upstream Oil & Gas fracture modeling facies porosity saturation...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference – Canada, September 30–October 2, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171605-MS
... on this once by-passed resource. One of the primary engineering challenges is the optimization of the fracture size, geometry and conductivity along the length of a horizontal well. Tight reservoirs are marked by significant initial decline rates and many operators are now looking to a combination of fracture...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference – Canada, September 30–October 2, 2014
Paper Number: SPE-171667-MS
... clusters if there is a significant variation of near-wellbore pressure drop associated with the complexity of the fracture geometry in the near-wellbore when re-orienting toward the far-field in-situ stress direction. Downhole pressure measurements from an experimental well completed with 92 single-entry...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-167183-MS
... dependent on the fracture geometry when the matrix permeability is smaller than 1 microD. Thus, it is crucial to model the fracture geometry more accurately in unconventional reservoirs with ultra-low permeabilities such as shale. The developed fracture cell model can easily be implemented in reservoir...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-167158-MS
... reactive transport in complex geometries. This enables the method to model realistic fracture shapes, on a pore-scale level, and predict the shape of the fracture after acidizing. Results of carbonate fracture dissolution with and without the thermal effects are presented. It is found that including...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-167172-MS
... Abstract Long horizontal laterals with challenging well geometries and fracturing operations with 20-30 stages are commonplace in the US. Planning for successful completions operations that push the envelope of equipment and lateral reach is critical, and the ability to more accurately account...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-167131-MS
... to the broader audience with the intention to promote further technical discussion on the role that well completion plays in resource evaluation of unconventional plays such as the Bakken Shale. depletion Williston Basin connectivity Upstream Oil & Gas multiple reservoir geometry hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the SPE Unconventional Resources Conference Canada, November 5–7, 2013
Paper Number: SPE-167232-MS
... the greatest impact on the match. Additional improvements over the previous work include the consideration of different fracture geometries, the use of several fracture models to estimate fracture permeability, modeling produced water salinity to track the contribution of formation water and salt dissolution...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, October 30–November 1, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-161771-MS
... with understanding the fracture geometry and those results were used as inputs into the production model for verification. Confidence in the results is achieved once both models validate each other. Petrophysical Model Unconventional plays pose various uncertainties harboring from lack of data available...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, October 30–November 1, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-162542-MS
...Semi-analytical study of 2-D and 3-D fracture-reservoir model Abstract During hydraulic fracturing process, different hydraulic loading and stress status of formations result in hydraulic fractures with various geometries and properties. Several propagation models including PKN and KGD have...
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Paper presented at the SPE Canadian Unconventional Resources Conference, October 30–November 1, 2012
Paper Number: SPE-162647-MS
... generated to evaluate various hydraulic-fracture geometries. The resulting data signatures are presented on a dimensionless specialized plot to reveal the behavior of the early linear, transitional and (late) compound linear flow regimes. This study illustrates that negative intercepts are typically created...

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