Fracture Modeling and Design
A wide range of hydraulic fracturing models are available in the industry. Each of them have some very useful features as well as some limitations. This course covers the underlying physics and the fundamental basis of these models, from the simplest to the most complex. This course will allow you to be an informed user of these models so that you don't treat them as black boxes with knobs to turn. It will allow you to evaluate which model is the lost suitable for your application. The different practical application of these models is illustrated using a fully 3-D fracturing model. Examples are provided to show how these models can be used to design perforation clusters, completions, proppant selection, fluids and hydraulic fracture treatment schedules that yield well productivities that far exceed wells completed with ad-hoc frac designs. Examples are provided from both unconventional and conventional reservoirs.
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