Recognition of Fracturing by Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) in Shale Gas Wells
Ultra-low permeability shale reservoir require a large fracture network to maximal well performance. In conventional reservoirs and tight gas sands, single fracture length and conductivity are the key drivers for stimulation performance. In shale reservoirs, where complex fracture network are created, single fracture length and conductivity are insufficient to stimulate. This is the reason for the concept of using stimulated reservoir volume as a correlation parameter for well performance. This paper mainly illustrates perforation with interlaced row well pattern and multi-fracture fracturing technology and refracturing applied in vertical wells. Moreover, it establishes the seepage differential equation of multi-fracture.
Qunjie Xu, Honghua Ge and Junxi Zhang
H. H. Kou et al., "Recognition of Fracturing by Stimulated Reservoir Volume (SRV) in Shale Gas Wells", Advanced Materials Research, Vols. 361-363, pp. 349-352, 2012