Unconventional/complex reservoirs

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 presents an integrated work flow to model mechanical properties at sufficiently high resolution to honor accurately rock fabric and its effects on height and complexity and, thus, production.

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