Hydraulic Fracturing is a cost-effective technique that has been widely integrated and applied to commercial production of oil and gas from unconventional reservoirs. Advancement of this technique brings more complexity into it, making optimization process more complicated in terms of economic analysis and decision making. Selection of proppant for treatment is a crucial and essential decision that has a significant impact on fracturing stimulation and well economics. This analysis indicates advantages and disadvantages of different types of proppant and provides a comparison of proppant performances considering proppant type, mesh size and concentration in order to identify the best scenario of proppant application in terms of economical profitability.
|Commitee:||Boukadi, Fathi, Liu, Ning, Seibi, Abdennour|
|School:||University of Louisiana at Lafayette|
|School Location:||United States -- Louisiana|
|Source:||MAI 58/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Engineering, Petroleum engineering|
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