SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference (HFTC) 2017

Tuesday, January 24, 2017 to Thursday, January 26, 2017

ESG is presenting and exhibiting at the SPE HFTC in the Woodlands from 24-26 January, 2017.  Visit us at Booth #304.

Technical Presentation:

Wednesday, January 25
Knowledge Sharing e-poster | Waterway 1

1530     Role of Fluid Injection on Fault Activation During Hydraulic Fracture Stimulations. A. Baig, T.I. Urbancic, G. Viegas, ESG Solutions

Abstract: With current market conditions, operators are increasingly looking to maximize investment. It has been estimated that the typical hydraulic fracture completion is only able to recover a small percentage of the resources in the reservoir and re-stimulations, also known as ‘refracs,’ have shown to be able to increase estimated ultimate recovery (EUR) by 53% in the Eagle Ford and by 69% in the Bakken. Here, we compare and contrast original completion and refracs where microseismic monitoring was used to image both types of completion. When interpreting both programs, we look beyond the locations of the events themselves to build a picture of how each individual stimulation is deforming, and the varying stress conditions across the completion. Using these attributes in addition to the spatial-temporal extent of the events, the mechanics of the fracturing process can be understood, which can be further used in the evaluation and optimization of refrac designs.

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