Completion Design Evaluated by Use of Field Offset Well-Pressure Measurements
Offset well-pressure measurements in the Permian Basin are analyzed to evaluate if a fracturing job is overstimulated.
Increased injection volumes coupled with a suboptimal completion design can lead to overstimulation at current well-spacing densities. In the complete paper, the authors analyze offset well-pressure measurements in the Permian Basin to evaluate if a fracturing job is overstimulated. Additionally, numerical modeling studies are performed to evaluate the extent of overstimulation in different scenarios and provide recommendations to maximize the capital efficiency of a fracturing job. In their analysis, the authors focus on the scenario in which fracturing hits occur when child-well fractures intersect with the parent well.
Field Data Analysis
Pumping for the full designed volume and time (typically 90 minutes) according to well-stimulation procedures is currently common in the industry.