This month, we had a presentation from ResFrac Senior Consulting Engineer, Dr. Ankush Singh, entitled, “Stress variations with depth and hydraulic fracture optimization”. He covers material from SPE papers “Optimization of Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs in the Context of Stress Variations with Depth” (https://doi.org/10.2118/201739-MS) and
“Integrated Analysis of the Coupling Between Geomechanics and Operational Parameters to Optimize Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Proppant Distribution” (https://doi.org/10.2118/194323-MS).
For Office Hours this month, we had a conversation with Mark McClure on his recent findings and observations on structured field testing, as motivated by his recent due of blog posts: “Epistemic Challenges in Subsurface Engineering, Part I: The Persistence of False Beliefs” and “Epistemic Challenges in Subsurface Engineering, Part II: Creating Value with a Hypothesis-Driven Workflow” on the ResFrac blog.
For Office Hours this month, we had a presentation on modeling cross well fiber in ResFrac, by Dr. Mojtaba Shahri. Dr. Shahri presented the findings from his HFTC paper “High Fidelity Fibre-Optic Observations and Resultant Fracture Modeling in Support of Planarity.”