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- Optimization of perforation orientation for achieving uniform proppant distribution between clusters
- Interesting papers from the 2023 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference
- Proppant distribution between perforation clusters
- DOE Innovators Roundtable on Enhanced Geothermal Systems with Secretary Granholm
- ResFrac’s Automated Economic Optimization Tool
- Why Multistage Stimulation Could Transform the Geothermal Industry
- TWA Energy Influencers 2021
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- ARMA International Geomechanics Symposium
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Technical barriers for deep closed-loop geothermal
This is the most exciting time in my lifetime for geothermal. There are many, many innovative things happening. To name a few – promising new approaches to Enhanced Geothermal Systems, geothermal projects in sedimentary and lower enthalpy formations, new approaches for geothermal exploration, lithium extraction from produced brines, geothermal energy storage, integrations with CO2 storage and capture, and new technologies for producing energy from hot water that is coproduced with oil and gas. However, this post is about a concept about which I remain skeptical – deep closed-loop heat exchangers (McClure, 2021). These designs are sometimes called ‘Advanced Geothermal Systems,’ AGS (Malek et al., 2022).
Modeling simulfracs and subsurface implications
Simulfrac’s are growing in popularity (see 2021 JPT article for when the trend was just gaining momentum). The idea is that one pumping crew can treat two wells simultaneously versus one well at a time. As such, a frac crew may zipper four wells at a time versus two. At ResFrac we are seeing an increase in simulfrac interest across our consulting and license customers. Simulfrac’ing wells within the ResFrac software is simple to set up without any complicated modifications – so this makes ResFrac an ideal platform to investigate the effects of simulfracs.
A New Approach for Interference Test Analysis: Quantifying the Degree of Production Impact
This blog post summarizes a new procedure for interpreting interference tests in shale. The full procedure and a detailed writeup are provided by Almasoodi et al. (2023). Interference tests are one of the most effective diagnostics for assessing communication between neighboring wells. This information is critical for optimizing completion design and well spacing.