IMPROVED GAS RECOVERY—1: Maximizing postfrac gas flow rates from conventional, tight reservoirs

Zillur Rahim Hamoud Al-Anazi Adnan Al-Kanaan Saudi Aramco Riyadh Hydraulic fracturing technology is widely used to facilitate and enhance the gas recovery process from conventional and tight gas resources. Part 1 of this two-part article addresses the importance and impact of detailed reservoir characterization and superior stimulation processes on final well performance. Several field examples from Saudi Arabia's gas reservoirs are presented that show the value of effective well planning, reservoir characterization, application of hydraulic fracturing, and proper cleanup. Part 2 describes optimization of the hydraulic fracturing process. It also illustrates the impact of drilling traject...

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