SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition

24–26 January 2017, The Woodlands, Texas, USA

Number of conference papers: 56

Day 2
25 January 2017

Session 3: Facing the Challenges: Modeling of Complex Fracture Systems

It has been increasingly recognized by the industry that the interaction between hydraulic fracture stages and multiple wells plays an important role in fracture modeling. Timing of fracturing operations in well drilling and completion planning is critical for unconventional resources. This session presents the recent progress in modeling work on the inter-well interaction from geomechanics and pressure interference perspectives, as well as addressing the issues of heterogeneity, and natural fracture impact on fracture propagations.

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Pater, C. J. de, Fenix Consulting Delft
Prabhakaran, R., TU Delft
Shaoul, J. R., Fenix Consulting Delft
184831-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Ouchi, Hisanao, Japan Oil Engineering Co. Ltd.
Agrawal, Shivam, The University of Texas at Austin
Foster, John T., The University of Texas at Austin
Sharma, Mukul M., The University of Texas at Austin
184873-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Ifejika, Edward, Total E&P Houston
De Cumont, Bertrand, Total E&P Houston
Kashani, Nommie, Total E&P Houston
184817-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Yadav, Himanshu, BP
Motealleh, Siyavash, BP
184812-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Lee, Dongkeun, The University of Texas at Austin
Sharma, Mukul M., The University of Texas at Austin
184847-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Apte, S. S, Chevetol
Lee, W. J, Texas A&M University
184856-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Cohen, Charles-Edouard, Schlumberger
Kresse, Olga, Schlumberger
Weng, Xiaowei, Schlumberger
184876-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Yu, Wei, Texas A&M University
Xu, Yifei, The University of Texas
Weijermars, Ruud, Texas A&M University
Wu, Kan, Texas A&M University
Sepehrnoori, Kamy, The University of Texas
184825-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 4: Fracture Mechanics / Re-Fracturing

This session addresses fundamental aspects of fracture mechanics and the process of re-fracturing horizontal wells with existing multiple fractures. The session begins with papers presenting experimental results of laboratory fracture tests followed by a paper that presents model results for fracture growth in layered geologic systems.

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Gray, Michael, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Deutsch, Nicholas, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
Marrero, Melissa, Shook, Hardy & Bacon LLP
184859-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Mokhtari, Mehdi, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Hayatdavoudi, Asad, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Nizamutdinov, Rustam, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Rizvi, Hashim, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Nath, Fatick, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
184826-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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AlTammar, Murtadha J., The University of Texas at Austin
Sharma, Mukul M., The University of Texas at Austin
184871-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Izadi, Ghazal, Baker Hughes
Moos, Daniel, Baker Hughes
Cruz, Leonardo, Baker Hughes
Gaither, Michael, Baker Hughes
Chiaramonte, Laura, Baker Hughes
Johnson, Scott, GeoNumerical Solutions
184854-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Barree, R. D., Barree & Associates
Miskimins, J. L., Colorado School of Mines
Svatek, K. J., Barree & Associates
184837-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Casero, A., BP
Nicolaysen, A., BP
Rylance, M., BP
Clifton, J., TTS
Fears, B., TTS
184813-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Tomson, Ross C., Tomson Technologies
Guraieb, Paula, Tomson Technologies
Graham, Shane, Tomson Technologies
Yan, Chao, Tomson Technologies
Ghorbani, Nasser, Tomson Technologies
Hanna, Ty, Apache Corporation
Cooper, Cal, Apache Corporation
184815-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 5: Fracture Diagnostics / Well Integrity

Fracture diagnostics and the evaluation of wellbore integrity during fracturing will be addressed in this session. The diagnostics emphasis is on the use of pressure analyses to provide information about fracture behavior and performance. The development of new smart-proppant functionality is also described. The evaluation of both casing and tubing failures during hydraulic fracturing are examined and analyzed for causation.

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Roussel, Nicolas P., ConocoPhillips
184865-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Craig, David P., DFITpro.com
Jackson, Robert A., DFITpro.com
184820-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Goyal, Sachit, The Dow Chemical Company
Raghuraman, Arjun, The Dow Chemical Company
Aou, Kaoru, The Dow Chemical Company
Aguirre-Vargas, Fabio, The Dow Chemical Company
Medina, Juan Carlos, The Dow Chemical Company
Tan, Runyu, The Dow Chemical Company
Hickman, Dan, The Dow Chemical Company
184853-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Adams, N. J., Neal Adams Services
Mitchell, R. F., Well Complete
Eustes, A. W., Colorado School of Mines
Sampaio, J. H., Colorado School of Mines
Antonio, A. O., Neal Adams Services
184868-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Haghshenas, A., Halliburton
Hess, J. E., Halliburton
Cuthbert, A. J., Halliburton
184821-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Al-Husain, H. M., Saudi Aramco
Soliman, M. Y., University of Houston
Stegent, N. A., Halliburton Services
184855-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Session 6: Fracture Placement and Diversion

Shale reservoirs are often completed with multiple hydraulic fractures. For efficiency reasons, hydraulic fracturing is typically staged, each stage comprised of multiple perforation clusters with the aim of initiating one hydraulic fracture per cluster. However, the fact that production rates in unconventional plays can decline dramatically, up to 70% in the first year, is an indication that perforation clusters are not being fractured as effectively as hoped. This session will highlight efforts to alleviate this problem through the use of pin-point fracturing with sliding sleeves, novel perforating schemes, and new-generation diverter materials.

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Singh, Amit, Chevron
Soriano, Lori, Chevron
Lal, Manish K., Chevron
184839-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Satti, R.P., Baker Hughes
McCann, J., Baker Hughes
Flores, J. C., Baker Hughes
Zuklic, S. N., Baker Hughes
Wutherich, K., Rice Energy Inc
Hurt, R. S.,
184883-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Somanchi, Kiran, Shell Canada
Brewer, James, Shell Canada
Reynolds, Alan, Shell Canada
184834-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Klem, Richard A., ConocoPhillips Alaska
Rutzinger, Gunther, Schlumberger
Shulman, Mark, ConocoPhillips Alaska
Pedam, Sandeep, ConocoPhillips Alaska
Keilers, Adam, Schlumberger
Bogdan, Andrey, Schlumberger
Oussoltsev, Dmitri, Schlumberger
184827-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Bartko, Kirk, Saudi Aramco
McClelland, Kenneth, Saudi Aramco
Sadykov, Almaz, Saudi Aramco
Baki, Sohrat, Saudi Aramco
Khalifa, Mohamed, Halliburton
Zeghouani, Mohamed, Halliburton
Davis, John, Halliburton
184824-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Rahim, Zillur, Saudi Aramco
Al-Kanaan, Adnan, Saudi Aramco
Taha, Sayd, Saudi Aramco
Crawford, Elspeth M., Saudi Aramco
Khalifa, Mohamed, Halliburton
Krich, Driss, Halliburton
Mikaelyan, Vladimir, Halliburton
Lahman, Matthew, Halliburton
184840-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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Al-Momin, Ali, Saudi Aramco
Mechkak, Karim, Saudi Aramco
Bartko, Kirk, Saudi Aramco
McClelland, Kenneth, Saudi Aramco
Tineo, Roberto, Schlumberger
Drouillard, Matthew, Schlumberger
Nadeem, Muhammad, Schlumberger
184830-MS SPE Conference Paper - 2017
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