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Active and passive imaging of hydraulic fractures

Peter B. Wills, David C. DeMartini, Harold J. Vinegar, Jacob Shlyapobersky, Wolfgang F. Deeg, J. Craig Woerpel, James E. Fix, Gordon G. Sorrells and R. G. Adair
Active and passive imaging of hydraulic fractures
Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration (July 1992) 11 (7): 15-22

Abstract

Hydraulic fracturing is a method commonly used to stimulate production in low-permeability reservoirs. With this method, a viscous polymer-based fluid is injected into the formation, opening a fracture perpendicular to the direction of least principal stress. This is followed by injection of a suspension of sand in liquid (proppant) which prevents the fracture from closing after the fluid pressure is allowed to bleed off. After a fracture treatment, the reservoir can be produced from the vicinity of a fracture surface which is substantially larger than the surface of the borehole.


ISSN: 0732-989X
Serial Title: Geophysics: The Leading Edge of Exploration
Serial Volume: 11
Serial Issue: 7
Title: Active and passive imaging of hydraulic fractures
Affiliation: Shell Dev. Co., United States
Pages: 15-22
Published: 199207
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1993-025279
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Secondary Affiliation: Shell West. Explor. and Prod., USA, United StatesTeledyne-Geotech, USA, United States
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 1993
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