Post-treatment assessment of induced fracture networks

A. Dahi Taleghani, M. Gonzalez, P. Puyang, Juan M. Lorenzo, J. Le Calvez, W. Xu

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An integrated methodology is proposed to generate a grid of potential paths for hydraulic fracture growth in naturally fractured reservoirs based on formation properties and recorded microseismic maps. The generated grid can be further used for treatment simulation to determine induced fractures geometry, height growth and respected proppant transport in the induced fracture network. For different realization of natural fracture distributions generated by computer simulations, cohesive interface technique is used to model evolution of induced fracture network. Microsesimic map is used to.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2013
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 2013
EventSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2013 - New Orleans, LA, United States
Duration: Sep 30 2013Oct 2 2013

Publication series

NameProceedings - SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition


OtherSPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, ATCE 2013
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityNew Orleans, LA

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology


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