Model for estimating optimum hydraulic fracture geometry in gascondensate reservoir

Jude Emeka Odo, Princewill Maduabuchi Ikpeka, Ndubuisi Uchechukwu Okereke, Blessing Chidinma Odo, Uduma Uduma Idika, Daniel Chukwuebuka Ofoegbu

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    Abstract

    A new analytical model for optimizing hydraulic fracture conductivity has been proposed by modifyingthe model developed by a researcher using the formula obtained from classical 2D Perkins-Kern-Nordgren(PKN) model as a function of proppant viscosity and the young modulus (rock compaction). This studyshows that fracture conductivity depends on penetration ratio and fracture conductivity decreases aspenetration ratio increases and this is due to the increase in overburden pressure of the rock and viscosityof the proppant fluid and this lead to reduction in productivity. It was proposed that productivity canbe increased by increasing the fracture pressure and the viscosity of the fluid depending on the type offormation.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2020, NAIC 2020
    PublisherSociety of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781613997857
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2020
    EventSPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2020 - Virtual, Online, Nigeria
    Duration: 11 Aug 202013 Aug 2020

    Publication series

    NameSociety of Petroleum Engineers - SPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2020, NAIC 2020

    Conference

    ConferenceSPE Nigeria Annual International Conference and Exhibition 2020
    Abbreviated titleNAIC 2020
    CountryNigeria
    CityVirtual, Online
    Period11/08/2013/08/20

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