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Developing Unconventional Reservoirs Using Limited Natural Fractures Statistics – Challenges and OpportunitiesNormal access

Author: A. Ouenes
Event name: Sixth EAGE Shale Workshop
Session: Faults and Fractures in Shale
Publication date: 28 April 2019
DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.201900334
Organisations: EAGE
Language: English
Info: Extended abstract, PDF ( 1.01Mb )
Price: € 20

Given the recognized importance of the natural fractures in the development of unconventional reservoirs, the sparse statistics created by the lack of cores and image logs requires practical engineering approaches and solutions. Among these solutions is the use of a continuous fracture model that uses a representative volume to describe the fracture density that can be estimated from seismic and surface drilling data. This approach leads to a quantitative use of these natural fractures and their interaction with hydraulic fracture using a robust geomechanical simulation able to predict microseismicty thus validating both the used natural fracture model and the geomechanical modelling approach.

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