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Title: Optimizing fracture stimulation using treatment-well tiltmeters and integrated fracture modeling

Abstract

This paper covers the optimization of hydraulic fracture treatments in a new coalbed methane (CBM) reservoir in Wyoming. A multiwell pilot project was conducted in the Copper Ridge (CR) field to assess future development potential. Hydraulic fracture mapping was successfully performed with treatment-well tiltmeters on six wells including the first-ever used on propped treatments. The mapped fracture height was then used to calibrate the fracture model, perform on-site fracture-design changes, and optimize future fracture treatments. This paper shows how early use of fracture diagnostics can assist in the development of a new reservoir.

Authors:
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  1. Pinnacle Technology Houston, Houston, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
20790910
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: SPE Production and Operations; Journal Volume: 21; Journal Issue: 2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; 03 NATURAL GAS; METHANE; COAL DEPOSITS; WYOMING; USA; HYDRAULIC FRACTURING; MAPPING; HYDRAULIC FRACTURES; OPTIMIZATION

Citation Formats

Mayerhofer, M., Stutz, L., Davis, E., and Wolhart, S. Optimizing fracture stimulation using treatment-well tiltmeters and integrated fracture modeling. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2118/84490-PA.
Mayerhofer, M., Stutz, L., Davis, E., & Wolhart, S. Optimizing fracture stimulation using treatment-well tiltmeters and integrated fracture modeling. United States. doi:10.2118/84490-PA.
Mayerhofer, M., Stutz, L., Davis, E., and Wolhart, S. Mon . "Optimizing fracture stimulation using treatment-well tiltmeters and integrated fracture modeling". United States. doi:10.2118/84490-PA.
@article{osti_20790910,
title = {Optimizing fracture stimulation using treatment-well tiltmeters and integrated fracture modeling},
author = {Mayerhofer, M. and Stutz, L. and Davis, E. and Wolhart, S.},
abstractNote = {This paper covers the optimization of hydraulic fracture treatments in a new coalbed methane (CBM) reservoir in Wyoming. A multiwell pilot project was conducted in the Copper Ridge (CR) field to assess future development potential. Hydraulic fracture mapping was successfully performed with treatment-well tiltmeters on six wells including the first-ever used on propped treatments. The mapped fracture height was then used to calibrate the fracture model, perform on-site fracture-design changes, and optimize future fracture treatments. This paper shows how early use of fracture diagnostics can assist in the development of a new reservoir.},
doi = {10.2118/84490-PA},
journal = {SPE Production and Operations},
number = 2,
volume = 21,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Mon May 15 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}