Proppant backflow: Mechanical and flow considerations

Proppant backflow: Mechanical and flow considerations •Measurements of proppant conductivity evolution with analog to field scenarios.•Intermediate scale demonstration of proppant flowback.•Preferential stability for propped fractures orthogonal to open wellbores or perforations.•Demonstration of particle Reynolds’ number concept for assessing proppant pack stability.•Creation of channels (“wormholes”) increases conductivity, until significant backflow occurs. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Geothermics Elsevier

Proppant backflow: Mechanical and flow considerations

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Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2015 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
0375-6505
eISSN
1879-3576
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.geothermics.2015.06.006
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Abstract

•Measurements of proppant conductivity evolution with analog to field scenarios.•Intermediate scale demonstration of proppant flowback.•Preferential stability for propped fractures orthogonal to open wellbores or perforations.•Demonstration of particle Reynolds’ number concept for assessing proppant pack stability.•Creation of channels (“wormholes”) increases conductivity, until significant backflow occurs.

Journal

GeothermicsElsevier

Published: Sep 1, 2015

References

  • Recent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing

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