TITLE

The performance of hydraulic fractures partially filled with compressible proppant

AUTHOR(S)
Neto, L. Bortolan; Khanna, A.
PUB. DATE
December 2013
SOURCE
Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering;2013, Vol. 10 Issue 2, p185
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Mechanical response of a proppant pack to confining stresses significantly influences the aperture of highly conductive artificial or natural fracture channels and, to some extent, determines the efficiency of hydraulic stimulations. This paper presents a simplified mathematical model of a crack partially filled with compressible proppant subject to remote compressive stress and a computational approach for evaluating the productivity rate of hydraulically stimulated wells. The conducted case studies confi rm that the proppant pack distribution and compressibility have a significant impact on well productivity. Furthermore, it is suggested that under certain conditions, for example, relatively low confining stresses, the partially propped fractures can lead to higher well production rate than fractures fully filled with proppant. The benefit of reducing proppant pack compressibility for improving the performance of wells with partially propped fractures is also verified.
ACCESSION #
91679262

 

Related Articles

  • The performance of hydraulic fractures partially filled with compressible proppant.  // Australian Journal of Multi-Disciplinary Engineering;2013, Vol. 10 Issue 2, following p208 

    Mechanical response of a proppant pack to confining stresses significantly influences the aperture of highly conductive artificial or natural fracture channels and, to some extent, determines the effi ciency of hydraulic stimulations. This paper presents a simplified mathematical model of a...

  • New Fracturing Technique.  // National Driller;Aug2010, Vol. 31 Issue 8, p57 

    The article reports that Schlumberger Ltd. has announced the release of its new HiWAY flow-channel hydraulic fracturing technique which reportedly lessens flowback times and increases the production and recovery of hydrocarbons by making open flow channels within the propped fracture.

  • A discrimination method of "Ripping up the riverbed" in the Yellow River. Dong Wensheng; Jiang Enhui; Liu Xuemei; Li Junhua // Journal of Chemical & Pharmaceutical Research;2013, Vol. 5 Issue 9, p268 

    According to the mechanism of "ripping up the Riverbed" and lifting mode of clay block, constructed a lifting analysis model of clay block broken. Considering the combined effect factors of clay block lifted (for example, clay block density, thickness, mechanical strength, peak flow and sediment...

  • High watermark for UK canals.  // Engineer (00137758);3/22/2002, Vol. 291 Issue 7594, p5 

    Deals with the upgrade of the canal systems in Great Britain. Overview of the first phase of the upgrading program; Restoration of the Anderton Boat Lift.

  • New Land For Old.  // DPC: Dredging & Port Construction;Jun2003, p30 

    Reports on a dredging project at the Houston-Galveston Navigation Channel in Texas. Project details; Contractors; Proposals to improve the Galveston Shipping Channel.

  • Felixstowe gets channel deepening approval.  // DPC: Dredging & Port Construction;Nov97, Vol. 24 Issue 11, p2 

    Discusses the approved proposal of the Port of Felixtowe, England to deepen its approach channel in competing with the containerships business of Rotterdam, Holland. Proposed depth of the channel; Hiring of HR Wallingford and Posford Duvivier for environmental impact of the project.

  • Houston Ship Channel deepening underway.  // DPC: Dredging & Port Construction;Apr99, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p6 

    Reports that work has commenced on a project to deepen and widen the Houston Ship Channel in Texas. Cost of the project; Impact of the expansion on cargo vessels; Unusual aspect of the project.

  • Chittagong needs dredger to maintain depth.  // DPC: Dredging & Port Construction;Apr99, Vol. 26 Issue 4, p6 

    Reports on the plan of Chittagong Port Authority of Bangladesh to purchase a hopper dredger. Capacity of the port; How the Port maintain its economical operation.

  • The geochemical and isotopic composition of aquifer systems in the deltaic region of the Po River plain (northern Italy). Dimitra Rapti-Caputo; Giovanni Martinelli // Hydrogeology Journal;Mar2009, Vol. 17 Issue 2, p467 

    Abstract  The chemical and hydrodynamic characteristics of groundwater in deltaic regions are strongly influenced by the complex stratigraphy of these areas, caused by the continuously varying depositional environments associated with their recent hydrographic evolution. As a case study,...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics