Estimating Unpropped-Fracture Conductivity and Fracture Compliance From Diagnostic Fracture-Injection Tests

@article{Wang2018EstimatingUC,
  title={Estimating Unpropped-Fracture Conductivity and Fracture Compliance From Diagnostic Fracture-Injection Tests},
  author={HanYi Wang and Mukul M. Sharma},
  journal={SPE Journal},
  year={2018}
}
A new method is proposed to estimate the compliance and conductivity of induced unpropped fractures as a function of the effective stress acting on the fracture from diagnostic-fracture-injection-test (DFIT) data. A hydraulic-fracture resistance to displacement and closure is described by its compliance (or stiffness). Fracture compliance is closely related to the elastic, failure, and hydraulic properties of the rock. Quantifying fracture compliance and fracture conductivity under in-situ… 

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