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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181778-MS
...". The crosslink of the fluid can be delayed. It has excellent properties of proppant suspension. Oil production after stimulation using the new fluid increased 2-5 times compared with wells in similar locations. Gas production in multiple wells of the tight gas reservoir increased to 1.78×10 5 m 3 /d after...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181791-MS
... Abstract Optimization of conductive fracture area is perhaps the most critical tenets of fracture stimulation. Several attempts have been implemented to improve the effective fracture area, such as hybrid fracturing, ultra-lightweight proppant (ULWP) delivery, channel fracturing, and slug...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181786-MS
... of effectively delivering proppant down hole. This newly developed formulation uses a combination of instant and delayed crosslinkers and additional stabilizing additives required at optimum concentrations to yield a stable fluid system in the treated seawater. At high temperatures, the addition of typical ion...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181782-MS
... (relative to depth) during fracturing treatment, which, in turn, normally causes breakout into and possibly through the lower stress boundary zones. Poor proppant placement and inconsistent areal proppant distribution leads to minimized proppant pack conductivity and ultimately productivity loss...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181788-MS
... ultimate recovery (EUR). Therefore, it is worth to identify optimal stage interval to stimulate horizontal lateral to cut costs through using the appropriate volumes of fracing fluid and proppant and to maximize profit by improving EUR. It should be noted that production from horizontal well...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181790-MS
... on the surface and subsurface. Inlet, inside and outlet pressure of the blender should be concerned, because the blender utilizes non-mechanical pump, which requires sufficient motive flow to draw proppants into the main pipe, while the pressure difference directly impacts the flow rate of motive flow...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181836-MS
... and the difficulty to pump proppant are the main technical challenges. No conventional thickening agent can provide the required thickening used in 100% liquid CO 2 . In this paper, the problem of thickening gelled liquid CO 2 has been solved by developing a new surfactant and thickening agent. Surface active agent...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181848-MS
... resistance and excellent proppant transport capability. It is also easy to be cleaned up without leaving residue. Moreover, the performance of the recycled fracturing fluid can reach the level of that of prepared with fresh water. From 2014 to 2015, the recyclable fluid has been applied successfully in 230...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181827-MS
.... The fluid was tested for rheological properties, proppant-carrying capacity, retained permeability, and compatibility with formation fluid. To improve timing and efficiency of operations, multistage fracturing completion was used wherein each fracture sleeve was opened by dissolvable balls. Two sidetrack...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181808-MS
... length, conductivity, and height) were achieved to maximize well performance. Next, a data collection plan was developed to capture key information about completions, mini-frac analysis, fracture design and execution, fluid, proppant, and chemical additives, reservoir quality, and post fracture flowback...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181849-MS
... Abstract Proppants are placed in fractures to provide highly conductive paths for hydrocarbons to flow from the reservoir to the wellbore. Hydraulic fracturing technology is constantly improving to achieve better production performance. Ultra-lightweight (ULW) proppants are one...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181832-MS
... tests showed that this chemical is also highly effective in controlling anhydrite scale in seawater-based fluid mixed with formation water that contains more than 20,000 ppm of calcium scaling ions. Proppant conductivity testing confirmed the fluid can be effectively cleaned up, leaving minimal proppant...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181796-MS
... more production rate. Based on some early production data of wells in Fushun-Yongchuan (herein after refer to as Fushun) block and its sensitivity analysis to completion parameters, it is found that the amount of injected fluid volume does not obviously impact the performance. Instead, proppant...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181819-MS
... fracture equation proppant fracture length boundary condition analytical model reservoir fracture conductivity regime continuity condition reservoir permeability dimensionless pressure cumulative production rate behavior flow region flow regime TPG permeability pressure drop Low...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181803-MS
... horizontal well were extracted from the raw data resources. These features contain five aspects: well location and geometry, Bakken formation thickness, hydraulic fracture characterization, fracturing fluid, and proppant. 6 months' and 18 months' cumulative production were utilized to characterize the after...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181801-MS
... fracturing stimulation. The combination of these geological challenges results in high treating pressures, difficulty in proppant placement, constrained fracture height growth and complex fracture geometry. Under such subsurface complexity, an optimal completion design requires insightful understanding...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181824-MS
... the reservoir, wellbore, and fluid/proppant parameters, it requires a good understanding of reservoir parameters, including stress distribution along with appropriate use of corresponding wellbore components and fluid/proppant for successful and efficient results. Our objective is to outline the main...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181858-MS
... orientation). Short term fracture conductivity experiments were performed using a modified API conductivity cell at room temperature. Unpropped and propped conductivities were measured with gas flow. Low proppant concentration was used in order to simulate a slick-water treatment. Proppants of various sizes...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181861-MS
... cleanup time with 95% retrieved fluids compared to 40-60% in polymer-based fluid. Therefore, improvement in early production response was noticed due to higher retained permeability and proppant pack was left damage-free due to minimal residue left inside the formation. The post treatment reports...
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Paper presented at the SPE Asia Pacific Hydraulic Fracturing Conference, August 24–26, 2016
Paper Number: SPE-181867-MS
... Abstract The success of fracture stimulations depends on the ability to fracture the rock and to maintain fracture conductivity. Therefore, in order to have a successful treatment, the effect of rock and proppant characteristics should be understood. This paper investigates the relationship...

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