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Title: Recovery Efficiency Test Project Phase 2 activity report, Volume 1

The purpose of Phase II operations of the Recovery Efficiency Test Project is to enhance the natural production of the well and evaluate the relative improvement as a function of the type of stimulation conducted. Another purpose is to compare the stimulated production performance of the horizontal well with vertical wells in the field. The objectives considered for Phase II operations and plans were: (1) Develop a rationale for a systematic approach to designing stimulations for the well. (2) Conduct a series of stimulations designed to optimize the fluids, injection rates, proppant volumes and general approach to stimulating a horizontal well with similar geologic conditions. (3) Develop and test a method or methods for determining the geometry of stimulation-induced fractures. (4) Conduct tests and analyze the results to determine the efficiency of stimulation operations. The technical approach pursued in developing plans to accomplish three objectives was to: (1) Review the data needs for all objectives and obtain that data first. (2) Identify the operating geologic, geomechanical, and reservoir parameters that need additional clarification or definition. (3) Investigate existing models which could be used to plan or evaluate stimulation on the well and the reservoir. (4) Plan for analysis and verificationmore » of models and approaches.« less
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5737533
Report Number(s):
DOE/MC/22002-3042-Vol.1
ON: DE92001117
DOE Contract Number:
AC21-85MC22002
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Research Org:
BDM Corp., McLean, VA (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
DOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (United States)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS; ENHANCED RECOVERY; DEVONIAN PERIOD; DRILLING; FRACTURING; GEOLOGY; PROGRESS REPORT; RESERVOIR ROCK; WELL STIMULATION; DOCUMENT TYPES; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; GEOLOGIC AGES; PALEOZOIC ERA; RECOVERY; STIMULATION 030300* -- Natural Gas-- Drilling, Production, & Processing