• Did We Break New Rock? Utilizing Diagnostics to Differentiate New Fracture Creation vs Old Fracture Reactivation: A Meramec and Wolfcamp Study 

    The focus of this study is two projects in which both cross-well strain and microseismic were integrated to characterize the geometry of new hydraulic fractures and to understand the interaction with pre-existing fractures during well stimulation. Both projects collected low-frequency DAS using permanent fibers in offset wells and were monitored with borehole microseismic arrays during stimulations. Organizing the data relative to distance from the active stage and time since stage start was a key step in understanding what the diagnostics measured during stimulation. Understanding the range of possible mechanisms measured by advanced diagnostics is key—not just in accurately characterizing fracture geometry but also in understanding the impact of failed media on hydraulic fracture growth. 

    This presentation is from the 2022 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition. 

    • Paper Number: SPE- 209123-MS 
    • Published: 25 January 2022 
    • Authors: Jackson Haffener; Kyle Haustveit; Trevor Ingle 

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  • Did We Break New Rock? Utilizing Diagnostics to Differentiate New Fracture Creation vs Old Fracture Reactivation: A Meramec and Wolfcamp Study 

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