2007 Unconventional Resources

Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs

Subcontractor: Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

Principal Investigator: Ding Zhu
Project Number Project Status
07122-33 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
Participants
CARBO Ceramics; Schlumberger Limited; Halliburton Energy Services; BJ Services
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 3, 2008 September 2, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,325,889.00 $1,042,720.00 $283,169.00
Project Objectives

To develop new methods for creating extensive, conductive hydraulic fractures in unconventional tight gas reservoirs by synergistically combining the analysis of historical data with the results of laboratory experimentations using an entirely new conductivity test – the “dynamic fracture conductivity test”, and developing design models to implement the optimal fracture treatments.

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Reports
File Type Date
Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs ( 32.0 KB ) Technology Status Assessment 04/09
Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs ( 1.8 MB ) Final Report 08/12
Presentations
Title: 07122-33 - Advance Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs - A.D. Hill, Texas A&M University - 04/10 ( 720.0 KB )
Title: 07122-33 - Advance Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs - Dr. Ding Zhu, Texas A&M University - 04/09 ( 558.9 KB )