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Title: Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) – Project Overview and Summary of Results

Abstract

The Hydraulic Fracture Test Site (HFTS) is a field-based hydraulic fracturing research experiment performed in the West Texas Permian (Midland) Basin. The HFTS includes $25 million of hydraulic fracturing research that is centralized around eleven horizontal wells fractured with over 400 stages in the Upper and Middle Wolfcamp formations as well as two recompleted legacy wells. As part of the HFTS experiment, and in addition to the comprehensive field data that was collected, approximately 600 feet of excellent quality, whole core was obtained by drilling a high-angle core well through the induced hydraulic fractures at the test site. Based upon observations of the acquired core, the understanding of hydraulic fracture propagation and effectiveness of proppant placement is challenging current thinking. Well interference testing and in-situ reservoir pressure measurements using bottom hole gauges in producing wells and discrete multilevel pressure gauges in an offset monitor well aid in understating fracture connectivity and conductivity over time.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [2]
  1. Gas Technology Institute (GTI)
  2. Laredo Petroleum
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
GTI
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Fossil Energy (FE)
OSTI Identifier:
1475411
Report Number(s):
URTeC: 2937168
DOE Contract Number:  
FE0024292
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, 23-25 July 2018
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Ciezobka, Jordan, Courtier, James, and Wicker, Joe. Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) – Project Overview and Summary of Results. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.15530/urtec-2018-2937168.
Ciezobka, Jordan, Courtier, James, & Wicker, Joe. Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) – Project Overview and Summary of Results. United States. doi:10.15530/urtec-2018-2937168.
Ciezobka, Jordan, Courtier, James, and Wicker, Joe. Tue . "Hydraulic Fracturing Test Site (HFTS) – Project Overview and Summary of Results". United States. doi:10.15530/urtec-2018-2937168. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1475411.
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abstractNote = {The Hydraulic Fracture Test Site (HFTS) is a field-based hydraulic fracturing research experiment performed in the West Texas Permian (Midland) Basin. The HFTS includes $25 million of hydraulic fracturing research that is centralized around eleven horizontal wells fractured with over 400 stages in the Upper and Middle Wolfcamp formations as well as two recompleted legacy wells. As part of the HFTS experiment, and in addition to the comprehensive field data that was collected, approximately 600 feet of excellent quality, whole core was obtained by drilling a high-angle core well through the induced hydraulic fractures at the test site. Based upon observations of the acquired core, the understanding of hydraulic fracture propagation and effectiveness of proppant placement is challenging current thinking. Well interference testing and in-situ reservoir pressure measurements using bottom hole gauges in producing wells and discrete multilevel pressure gauges in an offset monitor well aid in understating fracture connectivity and conductivity over time.},
doi = {10.15530/urtec-2018-2937168},
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