Would you like to start a free subscription?
Remember me | Forgot password
For full content view: Log in Now!
Since the advent of hydraulic fracturing, significant efforts have been made to discover what is actually occurring when fluids are injected into a target reservoir. Various technologies are used to determine the dimensions, orientation and conductivity of a hydraulically induced fracture. Direct and near-wellbore techniques use temperature logs and radioactive tracers to obtain data about fracture height and proppant placement. Beyond direct measurements made within the wellbore, tiltmeter and microseismic data may be used to monitor the orientation and dimensions of hydraulic fractures. These in-situ reservoir studies, away from the wellbore, have the potential to image the areal extent of the fracture network as it develops through time. New technologies used to estimate stimulation effectiveness include fiber-optics-based distributed temperature and acoustic sensing tools. Each of these analysis tools has its own set of strengths and weaknesses and requires its own assumptions to provide valid and confident results.
A combined analysis using both microseismic fracture mapping and fiber-optic distributed temperature sensing (DTS) was conducted for a single well completed in the Barnett shale.
This area of the site is restricted.
In order to gain access, please either Log
In, or subscribe to World Oil.
Two options are available to you for creating an account.
1. Get a Free Trial Subscription to World Oil Magazine and gain immediate access to select content on World Oil Online.
Start a Free Trial Subscription and gain immediate access to the complete current issue of World Oil Magazine. Plus, you’ll receive 3 upcoming issues of World Oil Magazine in print or digital format.* You also receive access to the Energy Events Calendar, Industry Statistics and WO Wire’s news and industry coverage.
2. Purchase a subscription to World Oil magazine and gain immediate
and complete access to World Oil Online. As a Total Access subscriber
you will have access to all areas of the site available to registered users and
free subscribers as well as having access to such premium content areas as:
Physical copies of this content may be available for purchase. Visit the Reprints & Back Issues section.
If you are already a paid subscriber and do not have access, please email CustomerService@worldoil.com.
World Oil's specialized upstream Engineering Data Tables featuring the Drill Bit Classifier, Tubing Tables and more. Get Total Access today.
Houston, TX - November 4-5
The Woodlands, TX - November 17-17
Houston, TX - November 18-18
All material subject to strictly enforced copyright laws.
© 2014 World Oil. © 2014 Gulf Publishing Company.