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Comprehensive Mini-Frac Testing in the Gullfaks Field as a Tool for Characterization of Reservoir Structure and Rock MechanicsNormal access

Authors: A. Bale, H. Fossen, E. Berg, Ø. Mjelde and T. Kui
Event name: IPTC 2008: International Petroleum Technology Conference
Session: Meeting the Energy Needs of a Growing World Economy
Publication date: 03 December 2008
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 4.35Mb )
Price: € 20

This paper describes the stress field and rock mechanical
aspects in the Gullfaks Field reservoirs. The data analyses are
mainly based on large volume water and gel “mini-fracs”
associated with data gathering in conjunction with propped
fracture stimulation jobs. A few data points represent results
from Pump-In/Decline Tests after perforating/before start-up
of single zone water injectors. The data are based on “state of
the art” mini-frac analysis techniques which also are discussed
in this paper.

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