Applications of temperature modeling and distributed temperature sensing (DTS) in hydraulic fracture stimulation diagnostics
In unconventional oil and gas wells, the key to economic production is the success of the hydraulic fracture stimulation. Determining the effectiveness of the stimulation is often difficult. New technologies can characterize the hydraulic fractures produced from the stimulation. Among these is distributed temperature sensing (DTS). DTS allows for continuous temperature measurements along the wellbore, and through the use of temperature modeling, DTS may be used to diagnose the effectiveness of hydraulic fracture stimulations both during the treatment (real-time) and after the well has been ...
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