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Natural-Hydraulic Fracture Interaction: Microseismic Observations and Geomechanical Predictions

SPE-2014-1921503-MS

Jian Huang(Weatherford), Reza Safari(Weatherford), Uno Mutlu (Weatherford), Kevin Burns (Weatherford), Ingo Geldmacher (Weatherford), Mark McClure (UT Austin), Stuart Jackson (S2S Systems International)

Natural fractures can reactivate during hydraulic stimulation and interact with hydraulic fractures producing a complex and highly productive natural-hydraulic fracture network. This phenomenon and the quality of the resulting productive stimulated rock volume (P-SRV) is primarily a function of the natural fracture network characteristics (e.g. spacing, height, length, number of fracture sets, orientation and frictional properties); in-situ stress state (e.g. stress anisotropy and magnitude); stimulation design parameters (e.g. pumping schedule, the type/volume of fluid(s) and proppant), well architecture (number and spacing of stages, perforation length, well orientation), and the physics of the natural-hydraulic fracture interaction (e.g. cross-over, arrest, reactivation). Geomechanical models can quantify the impact of key parameters that control the extent and complexity of the P-SRV, with implications to stimulation design and well optimization in the field. In this paper we present a series of geomechanical simulations to predict natural-hydraulic fracture interaction and the resulting fracture network in complex settings. 

SPE Forum Series - Overcoming Challenges in Developing Shale & Tight Gas Reservoirs

17-20 March 2014

Effective Field Development Through Proactive Cross-Disciplinary Modeling and Operational Adjustments - Stuart A. Jackson

Mr. Jackson was invited to participate in an SPE Forum to discuss the challenges associated with tight oil and gas reservoirs and what technologies might help address these challenges over the next 10-20 years. The presentation covered the current state of connected systems and the evolution toward cognitive and conscious systems moving forward.

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SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference

3-5 February 2015

The predecessor to sentient drilling software and services was on display in the Weatherford International Booth during the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference held at The Woodlands Marriott Hotel and Convention Center.

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