Discrete Natural Fracturing Numerical Modeling
Heterogeneity of an unconventional reservoir is one of the main factors affecting production. Well performance depends on the size and efficiency of the interconnected fracture “plumbing system”, as influenced by multistage hydraulic fracturing. A complex, interconnected natural fracture network can significantly increase the size of stimulated reservoir volume, provide additional surface area contact and enhance permeability.
The purpose of this course is to characterize the natural fracture patterns occurring in the unconventional reservoir and to determine the drivers that influenced fracture trends and distributions. Course includes subsurface data integration for geological modeling. Topics cover fracture characterization process, fracture classification and interpretation.