Investigation of stage ordering impact on fracture growth in multi-stage hydraulic fracturing of horizontal wells in stacked plays
Resource extraction and utilization from unconventional reservoirs have become the main focus of the oil and gas industry in the past few decades. Advances in technological capabilities made the unconventional reservoirs congested with horizontal wells with multi-stage hydraulic fracture completions as the main method for recovery. This research aims to investigate the optimum hydraulic fracture treatment schedule on a multi-well pad in stacked pays in the Niobrara and Codell formations of the DJ basin. A 3D numerical hydraulic fracture model was constructed to assess the impact of fracture ...
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