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Title: Massive hydraulic fracture design for the east Texas Cotton Valley Sands

Abstract

The paper provides Amoco's current understanding of fracturing in the East Texas Cotton Valley Sands, outlines the massive hydraulic fracture (MHF) procedure used by Amoco, and documents the changes in the company's MHF stimulation designs in recent years. The subjects discussed include geology and reservoir properties; the effect of fracture length on gas recovery; leak-off control; pump rate scheduling; proppant scheduling; gel selection; quality control; and equipment layout. Conclusions and/or recommendations relating to each subject are given aiming at more efficient MHF stimulations and increased gas recovery per well. 6 refs.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Amoco Prod Co
OSTI Identifier:
6352975
Report Number(s):
CONF-811023-
Journal ID: CODEN: SEAPA
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Soc. Pet. Eng. AIME, Pap.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Conference: 1981 SPE annual technical conference and exhibition, San Antonio, TX, USA, 4 Oct 1981
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS WELLS; HYDRAULIC FRACTURING; DESIGN; ENHANCED RECOVERY; NATURAL GAS; PLANNING; PROPPING AGENTS; PUMPING; RESERVOIR ENGINEERING; TEXAS; COMMINUTION; ENERGY SOURCES; ENGINEERING; FEDERAL REGION VI; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FRACTURING; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; NORTH AMERICA; RECOVERY; USA; WELLS; 030900* - Natural Gas- Artificial Stimulation, Plowshare- (-1989)

Citation Formats

Schlottman, B W, Miller, III, W K, and Lueders, R K. Massive hydraulic fracture design for the east Texas Cotton Valley Sands. United States: N. p., 1981. Web.
Schlottman, B W, Miller, III, W K, & Lueders, R K. Massive hydraulic fracture design for the east Texas Cotton Valley Sands. United States.
Schlottman, B W, Miller, III, W K, and Lueders, R K. 1981. "Massive hydraulic fracture design for the east Texas Cotton Valley Sands". United States.
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abstractNote = {The paper provides Amoco's current understanding of fracturing in the East Texas Cotton Valley Sands, outlines the massive hydraulic fracture (MHF) procedure used by Amoco, and documents the changes in the company's MHF stimulation designs in recent years. The subjects discussed include geology and reservoir properties; the effect of fracture length on gas recovery; leak-off control; pump rate scheduling; proppant scheduling; gel selection; quality control; and equipment layout. Conclusions and/or recommendations relating to each subject are given aiming at more efficient MHF stimulations and increased gas recovery per well. 6 refs.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6352975}, journal = {Soc. Pet. Eng. AIME, Pap.; (United States)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1981},
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