Hydraulic fracturing and horizontal well drilling are the key technologies for increasing the production of continental tight sandstone reservoirs. Taking the typical fractured tight sandstone in the Yuan-287 block of the Ordos Basin as an example, a reservoir geologic model is established based on the stratigraphic correlation of 206 wells. The model and 3D paleostress field are combined to predict fracture parameters such as fracture density and strike. Using reservoir breakdown pressure (RBP) monitoring data and other data such as reservoir physical and mechanical parameters, tectonic fracture characteristics, and in situ stress parameters, a quantitative evaluation model of the RBP, which predicts the 3D distribution of RBP, is established via stepwise regression, and the factors controlling the RBP are analyzed. The rock P-wave velocity, horizontal minimum principal stress, and fracture density are found to be three key parameters that control the breakdown pressure of this tight sandstone reservoir. By comparing the fracture opening pressure of subsurface tectonic fractures with the RBP, a new method for predicting the optimal water injection pressure of this reservoir is developed. This work provides a valuable evaluation model for accelerating the efficient development of continental tight sandstone reservoirs.

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