Effect of Fracture Roughness, Shear Displacement, Fluid Type, and Proppant on the Conductivity of a Single Fracture: A Visual and Quantitative Analysis


Raimbay A., Babadagli T., Kuru E., Develi K.

SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING, cilt.20, ss.446-470, 2017 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 20 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2017
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2118/171577-pa
  • Dergi Adı: SPE RESERVOIR EVALUATION & ENGINEERING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.446-470

Özet

Proppants are one of the essential parameters in fracturing design. They not only provide fracture conductivity but also prevent "healing" of fractures. Hence, the quantification of proppant-transport characteristics is highly critical in a sustainable production from hydraulically fractured wells. Previous attempts in this regard were limited to smooth (parallel) fracture surfaces to a great extent, but the roughness of fractures may control the conductivity of hydraulic fractures in the presence of proppants.