Modeling, visualization enhance fractured reservoir development

Fractured reservoirs have become more attractive for acquisition and development because of recent technological developments and tools for visualizing critical elements of fractured reservoir flow paths. The industry often considers these reservoirs as technically challenging projects that may produce expensive surprises during their development.Ultimate recovery from these reservoirs is low, sometimes no more than 5-10% of the estimated original oil or gas in place.The low recoveries arise from:Substantial permeability contrast between matrix and fractures.The possiblity of highly heterogeneous spatial distribution and connectivity of fractures throughout the reservoir.Secondary or tert...

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