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Do you account for asymmetric SRVs in your frac design and reservoir models?

asymmetric SRVs


Field data has repeatedly demonstrated the asymmetric reality of many stimulation efforts. Well spacing optimization and reservoir simulation efforts benefit from workflows which capture this asymmetry to quickly and accurately assess SRV in order to avoid frac hits. The following publication describe the new approach introduced by FracGeo to handle asymmetric fracs while incorporating all the stress gradients validated with field data such as microseismicity, ISIP and production logs.

• Ouenes, A., Bachir, A., Paryani, M., & Smaoui, R. (2015). Estimation of Propped Volume Permeability Using Strain from Geomechanical Modeling of Interacting Hydraulic and Natural Fractures - Application to the Eagle Ford. Society of Petroleum Engineers. doi:10.2118/175971-MS

• McKetta, S., Vargas-Silva, S., Ouenes, A., (2016), Improved Frac Design and Reservoir Simulation Using Strain Derived from Geomechanical Modeling - Application to the Fayetteville Shale, paper SPE 179157, SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Conference

• Paryani, M., Poludasu, S., Sia, D., Ouenes, A. (2016), Estimation of Optimal Frac Design Parameters for Asymmetric Hydraulic Fractures as a Result of Interacting Hydraulic and Natural Fractures - Application to the Eagle Ford, paper number: SPE-180460- MS SPE Western Regional Meeting to be held 23-26 May 2016 in Anchorage, Alaska