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  • Aggressive fracturing slashes turbulence

    X. Wang and M. Economides

    In contrast to many producing gas fields, new-found reservoirs' main characteristic is that they are of moderate- to high-permeability, i.e., 1 to 100 md. This is a significant departure from typical gas wells in the US, where permeability is 0.1 md or less. At times, US wells' permeability is as low as 0.001 md. Such wells have been rendered economically attractive, only through massive hydraulic fracturing. Roughly, more than 80% of new gas wells, internationally, are hydraulically fractured.

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2013 Fracturing Technology

2013 Fracturing Technology