Interpretation of hydraulic fracturing pressure in low-permeability gas formations

Gun Ho Kim, John Yilin Wang

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Abstract

The interpretation of hydraulic fracturing pressure was initiated by Nolte and Smith in the 1980s and remains qualitative. An accurate interpretation of hydraulic fracturing pressures, during injection and after shut-in, is critical to understand and improve the fracture treatment in low-permeability gas formations such as tight sand and gas shale. It would provide additional information about the wellbore and better understanding of the reservoir. In this paper, new models for the accurate calculation of bottomhole treating pressure based on surface treating pressure were first developed. This calculation was determined by incorporating hydraulic pressure, fluid friction pressure, fracture fluid property changes along the wellbore, proppant effect, perforation effect, tortuosity, effect of casing, rock toughness, thermal effect, and pore pressure effect on in-situ stress. New methods were then developed for more accurate interpretation of the net pressure and fracture propagation. The models and results were finally validated with field data from tight gas and shale gas reservoirs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Production and Operations Symposium 2011, SPEOKC 2011
Pages457-465
Number of pages9
StatePublished - Jul 4 2011
EventSPE Production and Operations Symposium 2011, SPEOKC 2011 - Oklahoma City, OK, United States
Duration: Mar 21 2011Mar 23 2011

Publication series

NameSPE Production and Operations Symposium, Proceedings

Other

OtherSPE Production and Operations Symposium 2011, SPEOKC 2011
CountryUnited States
CityOklahoma City, OK
Period3/21/113/23/11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Engineering(all)

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    Kim, G. H., & Wang, J. Y. (2011). Interpretation of hydraulic fracturing pressure in low-permeability gas formations. In Society of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Production and Operations Symposium 2011, SPEOKC 2011 (pp. 457-465). (SPE Production and Operations Symposium, Proceedings).