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SPE106269 “Development of a Methodology for Hydraulic Fracturing Models in Tight, Massively Stacked, Lenticular Reservoirs”, C.A. Green, Perenco UK Ltd.; R.D. Barree, Barree & Associates; J.L. Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines.
This paper was prepared for presentation at the 2007 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference held in College Station, Texas, U.S.A., 29–31 January 2007.
Abstract Critically assesses a common methodology currently used to model hydraulic fractures in geologically complex, fluvial, tight gas reservoirs. The model incorporates a unique data set from the Piceance basin, Colorado, which produces hydrocarbons from the Cretaceous-age Mesaverde formation. Initially, vertical variations in geo-mechanical rock properties (Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio and Biot’s constant) were calculated from well logs. The results were then compared with previous work undertaken on the Mesaverde formation and carried out at the DOE/GRI MWX site. Diagnostic mini-frac injection tests of individual sandstone reservoirs were used to confirm model inputs and develop a valid stress model.
SPE106270-PA “Hydraulic Fracture Model Sensitivity Analyses of a Massively Stacked, Lenticular, Tight Gas Reservoir”, C.A. Green, Perenco; R.D. Barree, Barree & Associates; J.L. Miskimins, Colorado School of Mines.
This paper was prepared for presentation at the 2007 SPE Production and Operations Symposium held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.A., 31 Mar – 3 Apr 2007.
This paper assesses critically the importance of various inputs that are used for a common method to develop a simulator model of hydraulic fractures (HFs) in geologically complex, fluvial, tight gas reservoirs. The geomechanical rock properties from logs (Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio, and Biot’s constant) and diagnostic minifracture injection tests of individual sandstone reservoirs were investigated to assess their importance in developing a valid stress model. This paper describes the investigations by use of a model matched previously with both net surface pressure and microseismic/tiltmeter data.
SPE166550-MS “Offshore Horizontal Well Fracturing: Operational Optimisation in the Southern North Sea”, B Bocaneala, SLB; B Holland, M. E. Langford, Centrica; C. A. Green, G Frac; M.R. Norris, SLB.
This paper was prepared for presentation at the SPE Offshore Europe Oil and Gas Conference and Exhibition, 3-6 Sept 2013.
This case history describes the application of two complementary technologies which have enabled the placement of 1.4 million pounds of proppant in four treatments within 4 consecutive days. Prior to this similar offshore completion operations have typically taken 12 to 25 days. Historically, cemented liners and “plug-and-perf” completions have been used for horizontal fracturing in the southern North Sea. An openhole, ball-activated multi-stage system, recently introduced into the North Sea, was applied in tandem with the application of a new environmentally-compliant seawater fracturing fluid.
SPE18144-MS “Permanent Downhole Gauges Selection for HPHT and Fractured Basement Reservoirs”, Vietnam H.V. Pham, Cuulong JOC; C.A. Green, G Frac; C Yapp, Weatherford; T.M. Le and A. Butt, Cuulong JOC.
This paper describes a methodology used by an Operator to address the significant challenges of selecting gauges for high temperature reservoir monitoring. The work details how the extensive qualification/testing process was successfully applied to select suitable gauges. Four major areas were addressed using this methodology, which are necessary in order to ensure success. Application of the methodology has led to a 100% success rate for recently installed gauges and application of this system.