3D Simulation of the Stimulated Reservoir Volume Evolution during Hydraulic Fracturing

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On May 15th 2019, Erfan Sarvaramini presented a talk entitled- 3D Simulation of the Stimulated Reservoir Volume Evolution during Hydraulic Fracturing with Application in Montney Formation at the Geoconvention 2019.

In this talk, Erfan discussed a case study of mulit-stage hydraulic fracturing stimulation completed in the Upper Montney formation. The well was placed close to the Doig formation. Microseismic imaging of HF stimulation suggested that Doig formation has stopped the hydraulic fracture from growing upward creating a pancake HF at the transition between Montney and Doig. However, target formation is only bounded from the top leading to significant frac asymmetric growth. In this study, we captured the behaviour of the SRV by constructing the initial -in-situ effective stress which could best represent the SRV depicted from MS imaging. The result was calibrated using the bottom-hole pressure and fall-off data from actual HF treatment. The application of the novel simulation software (STimsIM) was applied.

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