Summary

During the past decade, there has been a continuing surge in the production of unconventional resources, accompanied with which is the great challenge and opportunities in unconventional resources research. Hydraulic fracturing technique was used to create fractures, enhance permeability and therefore economical production of the unconventional resources. The resulting fractures and their spacing (density) inside the stimulated reservoir volume (SRV) is a key factor in economical production from these very low permeability resources. It is believed that gas production enhanced by increasing fracture density resulted from hydraulic fracturing. However, there is no study about effect of fracture density on production from gas condensate unconventional resources. Eagle Ford shale is considered as one of the most important oil and gas shale plays in North America. In this study we focus on finding the optimum fracture spacing (density) to maximize the production from the Eagle Ford gas condensate window.

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