FRACTURING FLUID CHARACTERIZATION FACILITY [report]

Subhash Shah
2000 unpublished
Aggressive efforts were also made to effectively transfer the past research results to the industry Abstract (limit 200 words) Hydraulic fracturing technology has been successfully applied for well stimulation of low and high permeability reservoirs for numerous years. Treatment optimization and improved economics have always been the key to the success and it is more so when the reservoirs under consideration are marginal. Fluids are widely used for the stimulation of wells. The Fracturing
more » ... d Characterization Facility (FFCF) has been established to provide the accurate prediction of the behavior of complex fracturing fluids under downhole conditions. The primary focus of the facility is to provide valuable insight into the various mechanisms that govern the flow of fracturing fluids and slurries through hydraulically created fractures. During the time between September 30, 1992, and March 31, 2000, the research efforts were devoted to the areas of fluid rheology, proppant transport, proppant flowback, dynamic fluid loss, perforation pressure losses, and frictional pressure losses. In this regard, a unique above-the-ground fracture simulator was designed and constructed at the FFCF, labeled "The High Pressure Simulator" (HPS). The FFCF is now available to industry for characterizing and understanding the behavior of complex fluid systems. To better reflect and encompass the broad spectrum of the petroleum industry, the FFCF now operates under a new name of "The Well Construction Technology Center" (WCTC). This report documents the summary of the activities performed during 1992 -2000 at the FFCF Document Analysis a. Description
doi:10.2172/826022 fatcat:wb5rzlvufzcutpzrcw33rtxnei