Hydraulic Fracturing Design and Optimization: A Modification to Zipper Frac

@inproceedings{Rafiee2012HydraulicFD,
  title={Hydraulic Fracturing Design and Optimization: A Modification to Zipper Frac},
  author={Mehdi Rafiee and Mohamed Y. Soliman and Elias Pirayesh},
  year={2012}
}
In recent years, new fracturing designs and techniques have been developed to enhance production of trapped hydrocarbons. The new techniques focus on reducing stress contrast during fracture propagation while enhancing far field complexity and maximizing the stimulated reservoir volume. Zipper frac is one of these techniques, which involves simultaneous stimulation of two parallel horizontal wells from toe to heel. In this technique, created fractures in each cluster propagate toward each other… CONTINUE READING

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