IMPROVED GAS RECOVERY—2 (Conclusion): Productivity increase using hydraulic fracturing—expectation vs. reality

Zillur Rahim Hamoud Al-Anazi Adnan Al-Kanaan Ali Habbtar Ahmed Al-Omair Saudi Aramco Dhahran This is the second of two parts on the use of hydraulic fracturing to facilitate and enhance the gas recovery process from conventional and tight gas reservoirs. Although most moderate and tight gas wells are treated with hydraulic fracturing on a routine basis, it takes tremendous effort to optimize and conduct successful fracture treatments where effective multiple fractures are placed in the reservoir and the posttreatment rates fall within expectation. The fracture design that is expected to improve the well rate by a certain factor must consider the "true fracture" dimensions and co...

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