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Title: Hydraulic fracturing system and method

A hydraulic fracturing system and method for enhancing effective permeability of earth formations to increase hydrocarbon production, enhance operation efficiency by reducing fluid entry friction due to tortuosity and perforation, and to open perforations that are either unopened or not effective using traditional techniques, by varying a pump rate and/or a flow rate to a wellbore.
Inventors:
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Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1453806
Assignee:
GAS TECHNOLOGY INSTITUTE (Des Plaines, IL) NETL
Patent Number(s):
9,982,523
Application Number:
15/464,939
Contract Number:
AC26-07NT42677
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2017 Mar 21
Research Org:
National Energy Technology Lab. (NETL), Pittsburgh, PA, and Morgantown, WV (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; 58 GEOSCIENCES