New Fracture Hydrodynamics and In-Situ Kinetics Model Supports Comprehensive Hydraulic Fracture Simulation
- Ivan Velikanov (Schlumberger) | Vadim Isaev (Schlumberger) | Denis Bannikov (Schlumberger) | Alexey Tikhonov (Schlumberger) | Leonid Semin (Schlumberger) | Ludmila Belyakova (Schlumberger) | Dmitry Kuznetsov (Schlumberger)
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- 2018. Society of Petroleum Engineers
- 5.6 Formation Evaluation & Management, 4.1 Processing Systems and Design, 2.4 Hydraulic Fracturing, 2 Well completion, 3 Production and Well Operations, 5.6.9 Production Forecasting, 2.5.2 Fracturing Materials (Fluids, Proppant), 4 Facilities Design, Construction and Operation, 4.1.2 Separation and Treating, 5 Reservoir Desciption & Dynamics
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We demonstrate the advantages of a new hydraulic fracturing simulator comprising a fine-scale fracture hydrodynamics and in-situ kinetics model. In contrast to existing commercial modeling tools, it has a sufficient resolution and other functionality for adequate representation of modern stimulation technologies: pulsing injection of proppant, mixtures of multiple fracturing materials (fluids, proppants, fibers, etc.), materials degradation, etc. This simulator accounts for the influence of materials distribution on fracture propagation and calculates fracture conductivity distribution. We coupled it with a production simulation model and established a complete framework for hydraulic fracturing treatment design. In addition to the selection of the pumping schedule, this model can be used to define specifications for novel hydraulic fracturing materials. This is a step change tool for wellbore stimulation and production forecast.
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