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dc.contributor.advisorHolditch, Stephen A.en_US
dc.creatorMalpani, Rajgopal Vijaykumaren_US
dc.date.accessioned2007-04-25T20:04:26Z
dc.date.available2007-04-25T20:04:26Z
dc.date.created2006-12en_US
dc.date.issued2007-04-25
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1969.1/4719
dc.description.abstractEssentially all producing wells drilled in tight gas sands and shales are stimulated using hydraulic fracture treatments. The development of optimal fracturing procedures, therefore, has a large impact on the long-term economic viability of the wells. The industry has been working on stimulation technology for more than 50 years, yet practices that are currently used may not always be optimum. Using information from the petroleum engineering literature, numerical and analytical simulators, surveys from fracturing experts, and statistical analysis of production data, this research provides guidelines for selection of the appropriate stimulation treatment fluid in most gas shale and tight gas reservoirs. This study takes into account various parameters such as the type of formation, the presence of natural fractures, reservoir properties, economics, and the experience of experts we have surveyed. This work provides a guide to operators concerning the selection of an appropriate type of fracture fluid for a specific set of conditions for a tight gas reservoir.en_US
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dc.format.mediumelectronicen_US
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherTexas A&M Universityen_US
dc.subjectSTIMULATIONen_US
dc.subjectTIGHT GASen_US
dc.titleSelection of fracture fluid for stimulating tight gas reservoirsen_US
dc.typeBooken
dc.typeThesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPetroleum Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePetroleum Engineeringen_US
thesis.degree.grantorTexas A&M Universityen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHall, Kenneth R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMemberMcCain, William D.en_US
dc.type.genreElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.type.materialtexten_US
dc.format.digitalOriginborn digitalen_US


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