March 21, 2012


Description

 
Fracture Shadowing: A Direct Method for Determining the Reach and
Propagation Pattern of Hydraulic Fractures in Horizontal Wells
 
 
This presentation will report on the results of field measurements in four horizontal wells, all of which were fractured in the course of this investigation, with a total of 68 fractures. The engineering basis for these measurements was the detection of fracture shadowing created by the extending fractures. The results are used to develop a field-based engineering foundation for the determination of fracture orientation and extent, spacing between wells, and optimum number and spacing between fracture stages.
 
All of the created fractures had a consistent northeast-southwest orientation. Many were asymmetrical with respect to the wellbore. Their propagation pattern was off-balance, and none of them intersected any of the many other existing fractures within the experiment’s domain. Some of the fractures had intersected and extended beyond the adjacent cased horizontal holes. The results provided working approximations of the created fracture lengths. The major advantages of the proposed approach are simplicity of operations and consistency of results.
 
 
 
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Please register before the deadline at noon on Monday, March 19th if you plan to attend.  Walk-in registrations on the day of the meeting will be accepted for a limited number of seats based on the number of registered attendees or the maximum capacity of the Carriage Room.  Thank you
 

Featured Speakers

Speaker Ali Daneshy
President Daneshy Consultants International   Ali Daneshy is the president of Daneshy Consultants International and an adjunct professor at the University of Houston.  He has over 40 years of experience in both the theoretical and operational aspects of hydraulic fracturing, with virtually all of his present activities focused on horizontal ...

President
Daneshy Consultants International


 



Ali Daneshy is the president of Daneshy Consultants International and an adjunct professor at the University of Houston.  He has over 40 years of experience in both the theoretical and operational aspects of hydraulic fracturing, with virtually all of his present activities focused on horizontal wells.  He holds an MS degree from the University of Tehran in mining engineering, an MS from the University of Minnesota and a PhD from the University of Missouri-Rolla, both in mining engineering (rock mechanics).  He is a past SPE Distinguished Lecturer (hydraulic fracturing), an SPE Distinguished Member and received the SPE Distinguished Service Award for his contributions to hydraulic fracturing.


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Organizer

Alex McCoy


Date and Time

Wed, March 21, 2012

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central

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Location

The WestLake Club - Carriage Room

570 WestLake Park Blvd.
Houston, Texas 77079