Diagnostics evaluate fracture effectiveness in Saudi Arabia's Jauf reservoir

Based on a presentation to the 2001 Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Sept. 30-Oct. 3, 2001, New OrleansSaudi Arabian Oil Co. (Saudi Aramco) has initiated a hydraulic fracturing program to enhance productivity and reduce or eliminate sand production from the unconsolidated sandstone layers in the Jauf reservoir of the Ghawar field.This article is the second of a three-part series on Ghawar field gas well completions, which began last week. The first article covered Saudi Aramco's efforts to optimize acid fracturing in the Khuff carbonate reservoirs.This article highlights Saudi Aramco's Jauf reservoir propped fracturing results and effectiv...

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