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SPE Prod & Oper 9 (04): 257–261.
Paper Number: SPE-26155-PA
Published: 01 November 1994
... was required to solve most problems. With the advent of powerful mainframe and desktop computers, the petroleum engineering community has developed more complex and more powerful solutions to both fluid flow and fracture propagation problems. However, these 3D models are not always applied in practice because...
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Summary of the six hydraulic-<b>fracture</b>-<b>propagation</b> <b>models</b>. BP = bedding plan...
Published: 14 May 2019
Fig. 20 Summary of the six hydraulic-fracture-propagation models. BP = bedding plane; HF = hydraulic fracture; NF = natural fracture. More
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 24–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-194035-STU
... to simulate shear induced fracture network propagation. Finite element method was used to solve the developed numerical model. Dual media, permeability anisotropy and stress sensitive effect were considered in this model. Fluid flow in porous media is usually described by three governing equations...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference, February 9–11, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-179133-MS
... today are not able to simulate complex fracture networks. A recently developed unconventional complex fracture propagation model (UFM) is able to simulate complex fracture network propagation in a formation with pre-existing natural fractures. Multiple fracture branches can propagate simultaneously...
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Paper presented at the SPE/CSUR Unconventional Resources Conference, October 20–22, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-175933-MS
..., the existing single planar fracture models used in the industry today are not able to simulate complex fracture networks. A recently developed unconventional complex fracture propagation model is able to simulate complex fracture network propagation in a formation with pre-existing natural fractures. Multiple...
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Paper presented at the The 42nd U.S. Rock Mechanics Symposium (USRMS), June 29–July 2, 2008
Paper Number: ARMA-08-327
..., 16], while hydraulic fracturing has a localized, externally driven injection source. Upstream Oil &amp; Gas natural fracture complex reservoir mechanical interaction Modeling &amp; Simulation Injection point propagation rate hydraulic fracture interaction geometry fracture...
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Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, March 26–28, 2019
Paper Number: IPTC-19238-MS
... the pumping rate to a very high value. This paper introduces a coupled three-dimensional hydraulic fracture propagation model considering the effect of bedding layers and investigate the effect of shear displacements along the bedding planes on fracture height growth. Our fracture propagation models address...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, July 23–25, 2018
Paper Number: URTEC-2901905-MS
... Abstract Weak bedding planes that exist in many tight oil and shale gas formations may strongly affect fracture height growth during hydraulic fracturing treatment. Few of the hydraulic fracture propagation models developed for unconventional reservoirs are able to quantitatively estimate...
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Paper presented at the SPE Latin America and Caribbean Petroleum Engineering Conference, May 17–19, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-185537-MS
... of hydraulic fracture problems for penny-shaped geometry existing in the literature are presented. The model is applied to the case of media with leakoff, and numerical examples of hydraulic fracture propagation with the leakoff effect are presented. hydraulic fracturing calculation pressure...
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Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, April 23–27, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-186087-MS
..., we present a practical approach to modeling and estimating hydraulic fracture length and width using well stimulation treatment data in Eagle Ford formation. Our model relies on fracture propagation theory of Perkins, Kern, and Nordgren (PKN) and utilizes acoustic log rock mechanical properties...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181839-MS
... is the induced stress field between each two adjacent fractures. A three-dimensional (3D) multi-fracture propagation model was developed. The mixed boundary element method was used to describe the propagation of the 3D fractures. The fluid flow in a fracture was modeled by the lubrication equation...
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Paper presented at the 47th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2013
Paper Number: ARMA-2013-575
... Abstract: A new water injection well model with fully 3-dimensional fracture propagation is proposed. The model uses an improved leak-off calculation based on the particle filtration model as the conventional fluid leak-off models do not work well. The extent of fracture growth...
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SPE Res Eval & Eng 20 (04): 1004–1019.
Paper Number: SPE-175109-PA
Published: 16 November 2017
...Wei Yu; Xiaohu Hu; Kan Wu; Kamy Sepehrnoori; Jon E. Olson Summary With the development of shale gas reservoirs, various fracture-propagation models have been developed to predict hydraulic-fracture geometry by considering the stress-shadow effects. Also, many researchers have been working...
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Paper presented at the 50th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 26–29, 2016
Paper Number: ARMA-2016-125
... fractures cross the natural fracture, ARMA 16-0125 Application of 3D Random Voronoi Tessellated Models for Simulation of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation within the Distinct Element Formulation Ghazvinian, E. and Kalenchuk, K Mine Design Engineering, Kingston, ON, Canada Copyright 2016 ARMA, American Rock...
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Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, August 12–14, 2013
Paper Number: URTEC-1619873-MS
... the meso-scale (mm-m) variability observed in outcrop and incorporate these observations into geomechanical models in order to identify the controlling properties in fracture propagation and morphology. In outcrop we observe variations in fracture densities from 1 to 18 fractures/meter and vein apertures...
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Paper presented at the 1999 SEG Annual Meeting, October 31–November 5, 1999
Paper Number: SEG-1999-1813
... media dynamic fluid method discontinuous model discrete layer elastic wave propagation Elastic wave propagation in discontinuous models: the Dynamic Fluid Method (DFM) of fracture characterization. Vladimir B. Pisetski*, Trans Seismic International (the United States), Vladimir I. Samsonov, Uri V...
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SPE Prod & Oper 34 (04): 749–769.
Paper Number: SPE-190819-PA
Published: 05 July 2019
.... Variable combinations of these two parameters produce significant differences in fracture productivity. To estimate these parameters better, a reliable fracturepropagation model should be coupled with an acid reaction/transport model. Simulating weak acids or dolomite–formation reactivity requires...
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Paper presented at the SPE/IATMI Asia Pacific Oil & Gas Conference and Exhibition, October 20–22, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-176340-MS
... is therefore difficult to generate fracture network. How to enable all fractures propagate effectively from each cluster and generate enough stress interference to enable fracture network is of critical concern. This paper established a 2D fracture propagation model based on finite-element method to simulate...
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Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, October 13–15, 2015
Paper Number: SPE-177319-MS
... Abstract To model hydraulic fracture propagation in naturally fractured reservoirs, fracture propagation is generally assumed to be a single planar fracture propagated only in the vertical direction from a horizontal well, regardless of the presence of natural fractures. In this paper, we...

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