Fracturing/pressure pumping

The newly formed SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technical Section is working on a project to identify a set of best practices for completions engineers. Once completed, they will be accessible to the entire SPE technical community.
Mixing dry polymer powder and water to make friction reducer as needed during fracturing can cut the cost of the additive and the testing of whether a drastically simplified recipe performs as well as more-complex mixes.
This paper analyzes several configurations of convolutional neural networks suited for predicting upscaled fracture permeabilities and shape factors required to close a dual porosity/dual permeability model.

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