Effective propped fracture half-lengths following a typical hydraulic fracture stimulation of a wellbore can be difficult to quantify. Therefore, different techniques for modeling proppant distributions must be applied to the same dataset for validation purposes and to gain insight into the actual proppant distributions. A proppant-filled fracture model is applied to one well targeting the Evie Member of the Horn River Formation (British Columbia, Canada). Another technique for identifying microseismic signatures associated with the initial slickwater pad and the proppant-laden fluid was applied to the same well to obtain observed proppant distributions. The similarity of the proppant distributions from the two techniques gives validation to each procedure and the results can be used to optimize future completion techniques.

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