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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5039-MS
... Abstract Various technologies have traditionally been used to monitor and describe hydraulic fractures from different perspectives. This work demonstrates the value of data integration for hydraulic fracture characterization when multiple data resources are available. The Hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5450-MS
... Abstract Which reservoir properties are most significant in optimizing hydraulic fracture propagation? In this work, we performed statistical analyses of hydraulic fractures along a slant core drilled in the Hydraulic Fracture Test Site (HFTS1) in the Midland Basin in West Texas. We combined...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5175-MS
... Abstract Objectives: Previous work in the Midland Basin Hydraulic Fracture Test Site project (HFTS1) has shown the value of core recovered from a stimulated volume in providing information on the geometry and extent of hydraulic fractures. This project (HFTS2) is in the Wolfcamp Formation...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5241-MS
... Abstract Objectives/Scope: Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site-2 (HFTS-2) is a field-based research experiment performed in the Permian (Delaware) Basin. The unique aspect of this program was the acquisition of a unique, comprehensive, diagnostic dataset. Additionally, shorter parent wells drilled...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5190-MS
... Abstract In the past, we have developed and shared a unique workflow for detecting and quantifying subsurface proppant distribution from cored samples through SRV at the Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS – 1). In this paper, we extend our work to include an analysis of samples from a second...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5243-MS
... Abstract Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site-2 (HFTS-2) is a field-based research experiment performed in the Wolfcamp Formation of the Permian (Delaware) Basin. This paper focuses on integration, advanced geological characterization, and 3D subsurface modeling of the comprehensive HFTS-2 dataset...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5396-MS
... in a consistent manner. The Hydraulic Fracture Test Site 2 (HFTS2) in the Permian Delaware Basin provides a unique opportunity to compare the frac geometry interpretations derived from multiple frac diagnostic tools and at multiple scales. The integrated view that emerges from all the frac diagnostic tools...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5229-MS
... Abstract Hydraulic fractures (HF) play a dominant role in oil and gas production from unconventional reservoirs, fracture characteristics, geometry, and extent are generally not well known and are typically inferred from various monitoring methods or subsurface models. The Hydraulic Fracturing...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5295-MS
... Abstract Understanding fracture height growth can be of great significance to optimizing field development and improving recovery. The Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site 2 (HFTS-2) has provided a unique opportunity and an advanced dataset to allow us to observe and understand fracture geometries...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5285-MS
... Abstract Numerical simulation results of multi-stage hydraulic fracturing in a naturally fractured reservoir with explicit representation of a realistic number and geometry of discrete natural fractures is presented. The parametric study considers different strengths and hydrological...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5291-MS
... heterogeneity influences the rock mass stiffness and fracture propagation rates and thus needs to be considered. In this paper we focus on the role of overburden and underburden mechanical properties and toughness contrast on growth of a hydraulic fracture. In view of the 3D problem complexity, we use a fully...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5402-MS
... Abstract In unconventional reservoirs, the existence of natural fractures is evident from the analysis of data gathered with techniques like well logs, core studies, and micro-seismic interpretation. In hydraulic stimulation of these reservoirs, propagating hydraulic fracture (HF) generally...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5414-MS
... Abstract Distributed Strain Sensing (DSS) and Distributed Acoustic Sensing (DAS) are two emerging technologies that provide important insights into many challenging issues related to hydraulic fracturing design and operation. In particular, we highlight fracture geometry and fracture-hit...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5347-MS
... Abstract The recent advance in integrated fracture models has often created massive number of induced fractures with complex physical geometries. Direct use of these hydraulic fractures has been extremely challenging due to expensive time-consuming issues and implementation shortcomings...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5296-MS
... Abstract The objective of this study is to understand how microseismic events are generated during hydraulic fracturing, as well as the role of geomechanical conditions (i.e., stress and mechanical stratigraphy) in this process. In the industry, microseismic event clouds have been generally...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5393-MS
... bhp flow regime hyperbolic decline model fracture production history fetkovich straight line flow in porous media fluid dynamics interference unit slope line hydraulic fracture bdf log-log plot equation type curve URTeC 5393 Establishing the Basis for Multi-Segment Arps Decline...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 26–28, 2021
Paper Number: URTEC-2021-5661-MS
... Abstract As a mature technology to enhance the permeability of geological formations, hydraulic fracturing has widely been utilized in geothermal energy development and in petroleum industry. Due to its effectiveness in practical applications, it attracts many research efforts. Because...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 20–22, 2020
Paper Number: URTEC-2020-2176-MS
... Abstract This study analyzes in detail the different pressure depletion patterns occurring when the effective conductivities of the various hydraulic fractures in a stage are different. Currently prevalent modeling practice commonly assigns the same fracture conductivity to the fractures...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 20–22, 2020
Paper Number: URTEC-2020-2572-MS
... pressure transient analysis production monitoring artificial intelligence hydraulic fracturing drilling operation production forecasting complex reservoir pressure transient testing drillstem/well testing society of exploration geophysicists interwell interference american association...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 20–22, 2020
Paper Number: URTEC-2020-2620-MS
.... Bedding planes and natural fractures with low deviations are developed in the sandstones. This tectonically active in-situ stress state and the low angle natural fractures make the hydraulic fracture to propagate either horizontally or vertically but with small fracture height, which are unfavorable...

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