Fracture SRV Modeling and Recovery Optimization in Unconventionals 

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From seismic and geomechanics data to recovery optimization (watch detailed presentation here)
 
Fracture information from seismic

Use 3D poststack seismic attributes to generate volumes of natural fracture orientations and intensity calibrated with independent fracture data. Click here for more details. 

 

3D stress models

Use stress measurements or existing volumes that consider 3D variability in pore pressure, Shmin, or rock types to generate 3D grids of geomechanical parameters or proxies. 

 

Hydraulic fracture configuration

Using concepts developed from applications specialized in hydraulic fracture modeling (like ResFrac® or Gohfer®), generate  elliptically shaped hydraulic fractures that capture those variations either for a few stages or the whole well. 

 

Natural fracture reactivation 

For given seismic derived natural fractures orientations, 3D stress field, hydraulic fractures geometry, and fluid pressures, analyze the likelihood of reactivation of natural fractures using Mohr-Coulomb faulting theory.  No DFN required.

 

Permeability models

Identify reactivated natural fractures, estimate permeability enhancements, and upscale continuous fracture model to effective permeability models, perm anisotropy, sigma, and other inputs to flow simulation. Rank scenarios for different hydraulic fracture configurations. 

 

Dual media flow simulation

Perform fast flow modeling to estimate initial production, stimulated reservoir volume (SRV), and expected recovery for different scenarios. 

 

 

 

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