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2024

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A Physics-Based Approach to Characterize Productivity Loss in the Haynesville Shale

Chad Jongeling

Jerrod Ryan, Christopher Ponners, Dominick Wytovich, Joe Miller, Josh Jackson, Mark McClure, Garrett Fowler

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A Physics-Based Approach to Characterize Productivity Loss in the Haynesville Shale

Chad Jongeling; Jerrod Ryan; Christopher Ponners; Dominick Wytovich; Joe Miller; Josh Jackson; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

A Case Study of Bakken Development Optimization with Complex Constraints

C. Mark Pearson; Janz Rondon; Stacy Strickland; Larry Griffin; Dave Ratcliff; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Marcellus Field Development Optimization: Multi-Bench Evaluation in Bradford County, PA

Jose Zaghloul; Roberto Wagner; Travis Glauser; Chance Morgan; Patrick Crump; Ashley Mercer; Matt Mantell; Dave Ratcliff; Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024. Paper Number: URTEC-4044722-MS

The Perfect Frac Stage, What’s the Value?

Craig Cipolla; Ankush Singh; Mark McClure; Michael McKimmy; John Lassek
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Modeling of Proppant Flowback to Quantify and Predict its Impact on Shale Gas Production under Different Drawdown Strategies – A Vaca Muerta Case Study

Agustin G. Garbino; D. Nicolas Espinoza; Mark McClure; Marcelo Pellicer; Iñaki Barrangu; Sebastian Olmos; Raul Varela
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Interference Testing in Shale: A Generalized ‘Degree of Production Interference’ (DPI) and Developing New Insights into the Chow Pressure Group (CPG)

Chris Ponners; Mohsen Babazadeh; Craig Cipolla; Karan Dhuldhoya; Qin Lu; Ripudaman Manchanda; Daniel Ramirez Tamayo; Steve Smith; Mojtaba Shahri; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Avoiding the Salts: Strategic Fracture Propagation Management for Enhanced Stimulation Efficiency in the Cane Creek Play

No’am Zach Dvory; John David McLennan; Ankush Singh; Brian James McPherson
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Stimulation and Long-Term Fluid Circulation at the Utah FORGE Project

Mark McClure; Rohan Irvin; Kevin England; John McLennan
Proceedings of the 49th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA on February 12-14, 2024.

Case Studies in Integrated Fracture Design and Well Spacing Optimization in Shale

Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure; Ankush Singh; Rohan Irvin; Dave Ratcliff; Chris Ponners; Janz Rondon
Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, February 2024.

Practical Optimization of Perforation Design with a General Correlation for Proppant and Slurry Transport from the Wellbore

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Ponners; Kevin Torbert; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2024.

Impact of Well Orientation on Well Productivity

Sama Morsy; Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure; David Ratcliff
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2024.

Two is Better Than One: How Measuring Twice Substantiates Surprising Results. Three Cases Studies from North American Unconventionals

Garrett Fowler; Karen Olson; Maggie Albrecht; Jackson Heffener; Jake Li; Rohan Irvin; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, September 2023.

Thermoelastic fracturing and buoyancydriven convection – Surprising sources of longevity for EGS circulation

Mark McClure
This article was originally posted as a ResFrac blog post, and published on arXiv in August 2023.

Sensitivity Analysis of the Main Variables Affecting the EUR Response Under Parent-Child Effect, Using a Comprehensive Simulation Workflow in the Core of Vaca Muerta

David Martins Cruz; Mauro Iván Weimann; Dave Ratcliff
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Latin America Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2023.

Optimization of Child Well Hydraulic Fracturing Design: A Bakken Case Study

Ahmed Merzoug; Abdulaziz Ellafi
Paper presented at the SPE Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Symposium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, April 2023.

Technical Barriers for Deep Closed-Loop Geothermal

Mark McClure
This article was originally posted as a ResFrac blog post, and published on arXiv in March 2023.

Calibration Parameters Required to Match the Utah FORGE 16A(78)-32 Stage 3 Stimulation with a Planar Fracturing Model

Mark McClure
Proceedings of the 48th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 6-8, 2023.

Using in-situ strain measurements to evaluate the accuracy of stress estimation procedures from fracture injection/shut-in tests

Yves Guglielmi; Mark McClure ; Jeffrey Burghardt ; Joseph P. Morris; Thomas Doe; Pengcheng Fu; Hunter Knox; Vince Vermeul; Tim Kneafsey;The EGS Collab Team
Received 31 January 2023, Revised 3 May 2023, Accepted 2 July 2023, Available online 17 July 2023, Version of Record 17 July 2023.

A new method for interpreting well-to-well interference tests and quantifying the magnitude of production impact: theory and applications in a multi-basin case study

Mouin Almasoodi, Thad Andrews, Curtis Johnston, Ankush Singh & Mark McClure
Paper published on July 13, 2023 in the Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, Volume 9.

A Model for Optimizing Proppant Distribution Between Perforations

Egor Dontsov; Chris Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the 57th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2023.

A Success Story: Screening and Optimizing Refracs in the Eagle Ford

Garrett Fowler; Jose Zaghloul; David Jones; Lindsey Hall-Wiist; Drew Hopson; Sarah Allen; Matteo Picone; Adrian Morales; Matteo Marongiu Porcu; Mark McClure; Dave Ratcliff
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2023.

Analysis of Uniformity of Proppant Distribution Between Clusters Based on a Proppant-Wellbore Dynamics Model

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2023.

Results from a Collaborative Industry Study on Parent/Child Interactions: Bakken, Permian Basin, and Montney

Mark McClure; Magdalene Albrecht; Carl Bernet; Craig Cipolla; Kenneth Etcheverry; Garrett Fowler; Aaron Fuhr; Amin Gherabati; Michelle Johnston; Peter Kaufman; Mason MacKay; Michael McKimmy; Carlos Miranda; Claudia Molina; Christopher Ponners; Dave Ratcliff; Janz Rondon; Ankush Singh; Rohit Sinha; Anthony Sung; Jian Xu; John Yeo; Rob Zinselmeyer
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, January 2023.

Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring (SWPM) and Calibrated Fracture Modeling: The Next Step in Unconventional Completions Optimization

Karen Olson; Joshua Merritt; Rair Barraez; Garrett Fowler; Jackson Haffener; Kyle Haustveit
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, January 2023.

A Catalogue of Fiber Optics Strain-Rate Fracture Driven Interactions

Gustavo Ugueto; Kan Wu; Ge Jin; Zhishuai Zhang; Jackson Haffener; Shahri Mojtaba; David Ratcliff; Rob Bohn; Andres Chavarria; Yinghui Wu; Artur Guzik; Aishwarya Srinivasan; Richard Gibson; Alexei Savitski
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, January 2023.

Optimization and Design of Next-Generation Geothermal Systems Created by Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing

Mark McClure; Charles Kang; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

Estimating Stress from Fracture Injection Tests: Comparing Pressure Transient Interpretations with In-Situ Strain Measurements

Yves Guglielmi; Mark Mcclure; Jeffrey Burghardt; Joseph Orris; Thomas Doe; Pengcheng Fu; Hunter Knox; Vince Vermeul; Tim Kneafsey
PROCEEDINGS, 47th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 7-9, 2022 SGP-TR-223

Design and Implementation of Field Tests in Unconventional Reservoirs: Practical Perspectives

Mark McClure; Maggie Albrecht; Craig Cipolla; Claudia Molina
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2022.

Advances in the Interpretation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests

Mark McClure
Chapter 7 – Advances in Interpretation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests, available online 25 February 2022, Version of Record 25 February 2022.

Results From a Collaborative Parent/Child Industry Study: Permian Basin

Mark McClure; Magdalene Albrecht; Carl Bernet; Kenneth Etcheverry; Aaron Fuhr; Amin Gherabati; Claudia Molina; Christopher Ponners; Dave Ratcliff; Janz Rondon; Rohit Sinha; Anthony Sung; Jian Xu

Utilizing Thermally Controlled Fluid to Improve Cluster Uniformity and Efficiency

Misfer J. Almarri; Murtadha J. AlTammar; Garrett Fowler; Khalid M. Alruwaili
Paper presented at the SPE Symposium: Unconventionals in the Middle East – From Exploration to Development Optimisation, Manama, Bahrain, March 2022.

Modelling of Parent Child Well Interactions

Dave Ratcliff; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler; Brendan Elliot; Austin Qualls
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

Lithologically-Controlled Variations of the Least Principal Stress with Depth and Resultant Frac Fingerprints During Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing

Mark Zoback; Troy Ruths; Mark McClure; Ankush Singh; Arjun Kohli; Brendon Hall; Rohan Irvin; Malcolm Kintzing
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

The Impact of Extended-Time Proppant Conductivity Impairment on the Ultimate Recovery from Unconventional Horizontal Well Completions

C. Mark Pearson; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, January 2022.

Optimizing Well Spacing and Completion Design Using Simulation Models Calibrated to the Hydraulic Fracture Test Site 2 (HFTS-2) Dataset

Sriram Pudugramam; Rohan J. Irvin; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler; Fadila Bessa; Yu Zhao; Jichao Han; Han Li; Arjun Kohli; Mark D. Zoback
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

Using Quantitative Tracer Analysis to Calibrate Hydraulic Fracture and Reservoir Simulation Models: A Permian Basin Case Study

Magdalene Albrecht; Shannon Borchardt; Chase Murphree; Mark McClure; Janz Rondon
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

Using Geochemical Production Allocation to Calibrate Hydraulic Fracture and Reservoir Simulation Models: A Permian Basin Case Study

Magdalene Albrecht; Shannon Borchardt; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

Best Practices in DFIT Interpretation: Comparative Analysis of 62 DFITs from Nine Different Shale Plays

Mark Mcclure; Garrett Fowler; Matteo Picone
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, January 2022.

Modeling Frac Hits: Mechanisms for Damage Versus Uplift

Garrett Fowler; Dave Ratcliff; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 2022.

Estimating Reservoir Permeability and Fracture Surface Area Using the Flowback DFIT (DFIT-FBA)

Danial Zeinabady; Christopher Clarkson; Farshad Tabasinejad; Mark McClure
Journal paper published in SPE Res Eval & Eng 25 (04): 704–718.

A comparison of hydraulic fracture front tracking algorithms

E. V. Dontsov; C. W. Hewson; M. W. McClure
Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, June 2022.

Field Development Optimization of Haynesville Shale Wells

Samiha Morsy; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler; Dave Ratcliff
Paper presented at the ASME 2022 Onshore Petroleum Technology Conference, September 20-21, 2022, in Houston, TX, USA.

A continuous fracture front tracking algorithm with multi layer tip elements (MuLTipEl) for a plane strain hydraulic fracture

E.V. Dontsov
Paper printed in the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 217, October 2022.

A Novel and Fast Approach for Estimating Reservoir Permeability and Fracture Surface Area Using the Flowback DFIT (“DFIT-FBA”)

Danial Zeinabady; Christopher Clarkson; Farshad Tabasinejad; Mark McClure
Journal Paper posted in the November 2022 SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Volumt 25, Issue 04.

A New Crack Propagation Algorithm That Enables Accurate Simulation Of Propagation Across Thin Layers In A Practical Field-scale Fracturing Model

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

Optimizing Shale Economics with an Integrated Hydraulic Fracturing and Reservoir Simulator and a Bayesian Automated History Matching and Optimization Algorithm

Charles A. Kang; Mark W. McClure; Somasekhar Reddy; Mariyana Naidenova; Zdravko Tyankov
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

High Fidelity Fibre-optic Observations and Resultant Fracture Modeling in Support of Planarity

Mojtaba Shahri; Andrew Tucker; Craig Rice; Zach Lathrop; Dave Ratcliff; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, May 2021.

Guest Editorial: Why Multistage Stimulation Could Transform the Geothermal Industry

Mark McClure
Journal Paper published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology on October 1, 2021.

A Feasibility Study on Three Geothermal Designs: Deep Closed-Loop (with and without Conductive Fractures) and Open-Loop Circulation Between Multifractured Laterals

Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure
Conference paper published in the October 2021 GRC Transactions, Vol. 45, 2021.

Case History of Drainage Mapping and Effective Fracture Length in the Bakken

Craig Cipolla; Michael Litvak; R. S. Prasad; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2020.

A Physics-Based Approach to Characterize Productivity Loss in the Haynesville Shale

Chad Jongeling; Jerrod Ryan; Christopher Ponners; Dominick Wytovich; Joe Miller; Josh Jackson; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Marcellus Field Development Optimization: Multi-Bench Evaluation in Bradford County, PA

Jose Zaghloul; Roberto Wagner; Travis Glauser; Chance Morgan; Patrick Crump; Ashley Mercer; Matt Mantell; Dave Ratcliff; Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024. Paper Number: URTEC-4044722-MS

The Perfect Frac Stage, What’s the Value?

Craig Cipolla; Ankush Singh; Mark McClure; Michael McKimmy; John Lassek
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Modeling of Proppant Flowback to Quantify and Predict its Impact on Shale Gas Production under Different Drawdown Strategies – A Vaca Muerta Case Study

Agustin G. Garbino; D. Nicolas Espinoza; Mark McClure; Marcelo Pellicer; Iñaki Barrangu; Sebastian Olmos; Raul Varela
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Avoiding the Salts: Strategic Fracture Propagation Management for Enhanced Stimulation Efficiency in the Cane Creek Play

No’am Zach Dvory; John David McLennan; Ankush Singh; Brian James McPherson
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Stimulation and Long-Term Fluid Circulation at the Utah FORGE Project

Mark McClure; Rohan Irvin; Kevin England; John McLennan
Proceedings of the 49th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA on February 12-14, 2024.

Case Studies in Integrated Fracture Design and Well Spacing Optimization in Shale

Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure; Ankush Singh; Rohan Irvin; Dave Ratcliff; Chris Ponners; Janz Rondon
Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, February 2024.

Practical Optimization of Perforation Design with a General Correlation for Proppant and Slurry Transport from the Wellbore

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Ponners; Kevin Torbert; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2024.

Two is Better Than One: How Measuring Twice Substantiates Surprising Results. Three Cases Studies from North American Unconventionals

Garrett Fowler; Karen Olson; Maggie Albrecht; Jackson Heffener; Jake Li; Rohan Irvin; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, September 2023.

Thermoelastic fracturing and buoyancydriven convection – Surprising sources of longevity for EGS circulation

Mark McClure
This article was originally posted as a ResFrac blog post, and published on arXiv in August 2023.

Optimization of Child Well Hydraulic Fracturing Design: A Bakken Case Study

Ahmed Merzoug; Abdulaziz Ellafi
Paper presented at the SPE Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Symposium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, April 2023.

Calibration Parameters Required to Match the Utah FORGE 16A(78)-32 Stage 3 Stimulation with a Planar Fracturing Model

Mark McClure
Proceedings of the 48th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 6-8, 2023.

A Model for Optimizing Proppant Distribution Between Perforations

Egor Dontsov; Chris Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the 57th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2023.

A Success Story: Screening and Optimizing Refracs in the Eagle Ford

Garrett Fowler; Jose Zaghloul; David Jones; Lindsey Hall-Wiist; Drew Hopson; Sarah Allen; Matteo Picone; Adrian Morales; Matteo Marongiu Porcu; Mark McClure; Dave Ratcliff
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2023.

Analysis of Uniformity of Proppant Distribution Between Clusters Based on a Proppant-Wellbore Dynamics Model

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2023.

Optimization and Design of Next-Generation Geothermal Systems Created by Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing

Mark McClure; Charles Kang; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

Design and Implementation of Field Tests in Unconventional Reservoirs: Practical Perspectives

Mark McClure; Maggie Albrecht; Craig Cipolla; Claudia Molina
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Houston, Texas, USA, October 2022.

Results From a Collaborative Parent/Child Industry Study: Permian Basin

Mark McClure; Magdalene Albrecht; Carl Bernet; Kenneth Etcheverry; Aaron Fuhr; Amin Gherabati; Claudia Molina; Christopher Ponners; Dave Ratcliff; Janz Rondon; Rohit Sinha; Anthony Sung; Jian Xu

Utilizing Thermally Controlled Fluid to Improve Cluster Uniformity and Efficiency

Misfer J. Almarri; Murtadha J. AlTammar; Garrett Fowler; Khalid M. Alruwaili
Paper presented at the SPE Symposium: Unconventionals in the Middle East – From Exploration to Development Optimisation, Manama, Bahrain, March 2022.

Lithologically-Controlled Variations of the Least Principal Stress with Depth and Resultant Frac Fingerprints During Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing

Mark Zoback; Troy Ruths; Mark McClure; Ankush Singh; Arjun Kohli; Brendon Hall; Rohan Irvin; Malcolm Kintzing
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

The Impact of Extended-Time Proppant Conductivity Impairment on the Ultimate Recovery from Unconventional Horizontal Well Completions

C. Mark Pearson; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, January 2022.

Optimizing Well Spacing and Completion Design Using Simulation Models Calibrated to the Hydraulic Fracture Test Site 2 (HFTS-2) Dataset

Sriram Pudugramam; Rohan J. Irvin; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler; Fadila Bessa; Yu Zhao; Jichao Han; Han Li; Arjun Kohli; Mark D. Zoback
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

Using Geochemical Production Allocation to Calibrate Hydraulic Fracture and Reservoir Simulation Models: A Permian Basin Case Study

Magdalene Albrecht; Shannon Borchardt; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

Modeling Frac Hits: Mechanisms for Damage Versus Uplift

Garrett Fowler; Dave Ratcliff; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the International Petroleum Technology Conference, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, February 2022.

A comparison of hydraulic fracture front tracking algorithms

E. V. Dontsov; C. W. Hewson; M. W. McClure
Paper presented at the 56th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA, June 2022.

Field Development Optimization of Haynesville Shale Wells

Samiha Morsy; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler; Dave Ratcliff
Paper presented at the ASME 2022 Onshore Petroleum Technology Conference, September 20-21, 2022, in Houston, TX, USA.

A continuous fracture front tracking algorithm with multi layer tip elements (MuLTipEl) for a plane strain hydraulic fracture

E.V. Dontsov
Paper printed in the Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, Volume 217, October 2022.

A New Crack Propagation Algorithm That Enables Accurate Simulation Of Propagation Across Thin Layers In A Practical Field-scale Fracturing Model

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

Optimizing Shale Economics with an Integrated Hydraulic Fracturing and Reservoir Simulator and a Bayesian Automated History Matching and Optimization Algorithm

Charles A. Kang; Mark W. McClure; Somasekhar Reddy; Mariyana Naidenova; Zdravko Tyankov
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

High Fidelity Fibre-optic Observations and Resultant Fracture Modeling in Support of Planarity

Mojtaba Shahri; Andrew Tucker; Craig Rice; Zach Lathrop; Dave Ratcliff; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, May 2021.

Guest Editorial: Why Multistage Stimulation Could Transform the Geothermal Industry

Mark McClure
Journal Paper published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology on October 1, 2021.

A Feasibility Study on Three Geothermal Designs: Deep Closed-Loop (with and without Conductive Fractures) and Open-Loop Circulation Between Multifractured Laterals

Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure
Conference paper published in the October 2021 GRC Transactions, Vol. 45, 2021.

Near-Wellbore Deposition of High Conductivity Proppant To Improve Effective Fracture Conductivity And Productivity of Horizontal Well Stimulations

C. Mark Pearson; Garrett Fowler; K. Michelle Stribling; Jeromy McChesney; Mark McClure; Tom McGuigan; Don Anschutz; Pat Wildt
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, October 2020.

Nuances and Frequently Asked Questions in Field-Scale Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

Mark McClure; Matteo Picone; Garrett Fowler; Dave Ratcliff; Charles Kang; Soma Medam; Joe Frantz
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2020.

Optimization of Multi-Stage Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs in the Context of Stress Variations with Depth

Ankush Singh; Mark Zoback; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, October 2020.

A Utica Case Study: The Impact of Permeability Estimates on History Matching, Fracture Length, and Well Spacing

Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure; Craig Cipolla
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Calgary, Alberta, Canada, September 2019.

Applying Field-Proven Surface Modified Proppant SMP to Increase Gas Production: A Case Study from Marcellus Shale

Vidya Sagar Bammidi; Millad Mortazavi; Mark McClure; Sarkis Kakadjian; Dave Sobernheim
Paper presented at the SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Charleston, West Virginia, USA, October 2019.

Optimizing Completions in Tank Style Development

Peter Kaufman; Mark McClure; Nick Franciose; Sean Owens; Fabiano Srur; David Russell
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, July 2019.

Integrated Analysis of the Coupling Between Geomechanics and Operational Parameters to Optimize Hydraulic Fracture Propagation and Proppant Distribution

Ankush Singh; Shaochuan Xu; Mark Zoback; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2019.

Applying a Combined Hydraulic Fracturing, Reservoir, and Wellbore Simulator: Staged Field Experiment #3, Cluster Spacing, and Stacked Parent/Child Frac Hits

Mark W. McClure; Charles A. Kang
Paper presented at the SPE Western Regional Meeting, Garden Grove, California, USA, April 2018.

A Three-Dimensional Reservoir, Wellbore, and Hydraulic Fracturing Simulator that is Compositional and Thermal, Tracks Proppant and Water Solute Transport, Includes Non-Darcy and Non-Newtonian Flow, and Handles Fracture Closure

Mark W. McClure; Charles A. Kang
Paper presented at the SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference, Montgomery, Texas, USA, February 2017.

A Physics-Based Approach to Characterize Productivity Loss in the Haynesville Shale

Chad Jongeling; Jerrod Ryan; Christopher Ponners; Dominick Wytovich; Joe Miller; Josh Jackson; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

The Perfect Frac Stage, What’s the Value?

Craig Cipolla; Ankush Singh; Mark McClure; Michael McKimmy; John Lassek
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Interference Testing in Shale: A Generalized ‘Degree of Production Interference’ (DPI) and Developing New Insights into the Chow Pressure Group (CPG)

Chris Ponners; Mohsen Babazadeh; Craig Cipolla; Karan Dhuldhoya; Qin Lu; Ripudaman Manchanda; Daniel Ramirez Tamayo; Steve Smith; Mojtaba Shahri; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Two is Better Than One: How Measuring Twice Substantiates Surprising Results. Three Cases Studies from North American Unconventionals

Garrett Fowler; Karen Olson; Maggie Albrecht; Jackson Heffener; Jake Li; Rohan Irvin; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, September 2023.

Using in-situ strain measurements to evaluate the accuracy of stress estimation procedures from fracture injection/shut-in tests

Yves Guglielmi; Mark McClure ; Jeffrey Burghardt ; Joseph P. Morris; Thomas Doe; Pengcheng Fu; Hunter Knox; Vince Vermeul; Tim Kneafsey;The EGS Collab Team
Received 31 January 2023, Revised 3 May 2023, Accepted 2 July 2023, Available online 17 July 2023, Version of Record 17 July 2023.

Sealed Wellbore Pressure Monitoring (SWPM) and Calibrated Fracture Modeling: The Next Step in Unconventional Completions Optimization

Karen Olson; Joshua Merritt; Rair Barraez; Garrett Fowler; Jackson Haffener; Kyle Haustveit
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, January 2023.

A Catalogue of Fiber Optics Strain-Rate Fracture Driven Interactions

Gustavo Ugueto; Kan Wu; Ge Jin; Zhishuai Zhang; Jackson Haffener; Shahri Mojtaba; David Ratcliff; Rob Bohn; Andres Chavarria; Yinghui Wu; Artur Guzik; Aishwarya Srinivasan; Richard Gibson; Alexei Savitski
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, January 2023.

Estimating Stress from Fracture Injection Tests: Comparing Pressure Transient Interpretations with In-Situ Strain Measurements

Yves Guglielmi; Mark Mcclure; Jeffrey Burghardt; Joseph Orris; Thomas Doe; Pengcheng Fu; Hunter Knox; Vince Vermeul; Tim Kneafsey
PROCEEDINGS, 47th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 7-9, 2022 SGP-TR-223

Advances in the Interpretation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests

Mark McClure
Chapter 7 – Advances in Interpretation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests, available online 25 February 2022, Version of Record 25 February 2022.

Using Quantitative Tracer Analysis to Calibrate Hydraulic Fracture and Reservoir Simulation Models: A Permian Basin Case Study

Magdalene Albrecht; Shannon Borchardt; Chase Murphree; Mark McClure; Janz Rondon
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

Best Practices in DFIT Interpretation: Comparative Analysis of 62 DFITs from Nine Different Shale Plays

Mark Mcclure; Garrett Fowler; Matteo Picone
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, January 2022.

Estimating Reservoir Permeability and Fracture Surface Area Using the Flowback DFIT (DFIT-FBA)

Danial Zeinabady; Christopher Clarkson; Farshad Tabasinejad; Mark McClure
Journal paper published in SPE Res Eval & Eng 25 (04): 704–718.

A Novel and Fast Approach for Estimating Reservoir Permeability and Fracture Surface Area Using the Flowback DFIT (“DFIT-FBA”)

Danial Zeinabady; Christopher Clarkson; Farshad Tabasinejad; Mark McClure
Journal Paper posted in the November 2022 SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Volumt 25, Issue 04.

High Fidelity Fibre-optic Observations and Resultant Fracture Modeling in Support of Planarity

Mojtaba Shahri; Andrew Tucker; Craig Rice; Zach Lathrop; Dave Ratcliff; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, May 2021.

A Collaborative Study on DFIT Interpretation: Integrating Modeling, Field Data, and Analytical Techniques

Mark McClure; Vidya Bammidi; Craig Cipolla; Dave Cramer; Lucas Martin; Alexei Savitski; Dave Sobernheim; Kate Voller
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, July 2019.

Numerical Modeling of Hydraulic Stimulation and Long-Term Fluid Circulation at the Utah FORGE Project

Mark McClure; Rohan Irvin; Kevin England; John McLennan
Proceedings of the 49th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, CA on February 12-14, 2024.

Thermoelastic fracturing and buoyancydriven convection – Surprising sources of longevity for EGS circulation

Mark McClure
This article was originally posted as a ResFrac blog post, and published on arXiv in August 2023.

Technical Barriers for Deep Closed-Loop Geothermal

Mark McClure
This article was originally posted as a ResFrac blog post, and published on arXiv in March 2023.

Calibration Parameters Required to Match the Utah FORGE 16A(78)-32 Stage 3 Stimulation with a Planar Fracturing Model

Mark McClure
Proceedings of the 48th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 6-8, 2023.

Optimization and Design of Next-Generation Geothermal Systems Created by Multistage Hydraulic Fracturing

Mark McClure; Charles Kang; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

Guest Editorial: Why Multistage Stimulation Could Transform the Geothermal Industry

Mark McClure
Journal Paper published in the Journal of Petroleum Technology on October 1, 2021.

A Feasibility Study on Three Geothermal Designs: Deep Closed-Loop (with and without Conductive Fractures) and Open-Loop Circulation Between Multifractured Laterals

Garrett Fowler; Mark McClure
Conference paper published in the October 2021 GRC Transactions, Vol. 45, 2021.

A Case Study of Bakken Development Optimization with Complex Constraints

C. Mark Pearson; Janz Rondon; Stacy Strickland; Larry Griffin; Dave Ratcliff; Garrett Fowler
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

Two is Better Than One: How Measuring Twice Substantiates Surprising Results. Three Cases Studies from North American Unconventionals

Garrett Fowler; Karen Olson; Maggie Albrecht; Jackson Heffener; Jake Li; Rohan Irvin; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, September 2023.

Sensitivity Analysis of the Main Variables Affecting the EUR Response Under Parent-Child Effect, Using a Comprehensive Simulation Workflow in the Core of Vaca Muerta

David Martins Cruz; Mauro Iván Weimann; Dave Ratcliff
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Latin America Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Buenos Aires, Argentina, December 2023.

Optimization of Child Well Hydraulic Fracturing Design: A Bakken Case Study

Ahmed Merzoug; Abdulaziz Ellafi
Paper presented at the SPE Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Symposium, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA, April 2023.

A new method for interpreting well-to-well interference tests and quantifying the magnitude of production impact: theory and applications in a multi-basin case study

Mouin Almasoodi, Thad Andrews, Curtis Johnston, Ankush Singh & Mark McClure
Paper published on July 13, 2023 in the Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, Volume 9.

Results from a Collaborative Industry Study on Parent/Child Interactions: Bakken, Permian Basin, and Montney

Mark McClure; Magdalene Albrecht; Carl Bernet; Craig Cipolla; Kenneth Etcheverry; Garrett Fowler; Aaron Fuhr; Amin Gherabati; Michelle Johnston; Peter Kaufman; Mason MacKay; Michael McKimmy; Carlos Miranda; Claudia Molina; Christopher Ponners; Dave Ratcliff; Janz Rondon; Ankush Singh; Rohit Sinha; Anthony Sung; Jian Xu; John Yeo; Rob Zinselmeyer
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, January 2023.

Results From a Collaborative Parent/Child Industry Study: Permian Basin

Mark McClure; Magdalene Albrecht; Carl Bernet; Kenneth Etcheverry; Aaron Fuhr; Amin Gherabati; Claudia Molina; Christopher Ponners; Dave Ratcliff; Janz Rondon; Rohit Sinha; Anthony Sung; Jian Xu

Modelling of Parent Child Well Interactions

Dave Ratcliff; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler; Brendan Elliot; Austin Qualls
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2022.

Optimizing Well Spacing and Completion Design Using Simulation Models Calibrated to the Hydraulic Fracture Test Site 2 (HFTS-2) Dataset

Sriram Pudugramam; Rohan J. Irvin; Mark McClure; Garrett Fowler; Fadila Bessa; Yu Zhao; Jichao Han; Han Li; Arjun Kohli; Mark D. Zoback
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2022.

Case History of Drainage Mapping and Effective Fracture Length in the Bakken

Craig Cipolla; Michael Litvak; R. S. Prasad; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2020.

A new method for interpreting well-to-well interference tests and quantifying the magnitude of production impact: theory and applications in a multi-basin case study

Mouin Almasoodi, Thad Andrews, Curtis Johnston, Ankush Singh & Mark McClure
Paper published on July 13, 2023 in the Geomechanics and Geophysics for Geo-Energy and Geo-Resources, Volume 9.

Modeling of Proppant Flowback to Quantify and Predict its Impact on Shale Gas Production under Different Drawdown Strategies – A Vaca Muerta Case Study

Agustin G. Garbino; D. Nicolas Espinoza; Mark McClure; Marcelo Pellicer; Iñaki Barrangu; Sebastian Olmos; Raul Varela
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, USA, June 2024.

A Model for Optimizing Proppant Distribution Between Perforations

Egor Dontsov; Chris Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the 57th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, Atlanta, Georgia, USA, June 2023.

Analysis of Uniformity of Proppant Distribution Between Clusters Based on a Proppant-Wellbore Dynamics Model

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Hewson; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, June 2023.

Near-Wellbore Deposition of High Conductivity Proppant To Improve Effective Fracture Conductivity And Productivity of Horizontal Well Stimulations

C. Mark Pearson; Garrett Fowler; K. Michelle Stribling; Jeromy McChesney; Mark McClure; Tom McGuigan; Don Anschutz; Pat Wildt
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, Virtual, October 2020.

Using in-situ strain measurements to evaluate the accuracy of stress estimation procedures from fracture injection/shut-in tests

Yves Guglielmi; Mark McClure ; Jeffrey Burghardt ; Joseph P. Morris; Thomas Doe; Pengcheng Fu; Hunter Knox; Vince Vermeul; Tim Kneafsey;The EGS Collab Team
Received 31 January 2023, Revised 3 May 2023, Accepted 2 July 2023, Available online 17 July 2023, Version of Record 17 July 2023.

Estimating Stress from Fracture Injection Tests: Comparing Pressure Transient Interpretations with In-Situ Strain Measurements

Yves Guglielmi; Mark Mcclure; Jeffrey Burghardt; Joseph Orris; Thomas Doe; Pengcheng Fu; Hunter Knox; Vince Vermeul; Tim Kneafsey
PROCEEDINGS, 47th Workshop on Geothermal Reservoir Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, February 7-9, 2022 SGP-TR-223

Advances in the Interpretation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests

Mark McClure
Chapter 7 – Advances in Interpretation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests, available online 25 February 2022, Version of Record 25 February 2022.

Best Practices in DFIT Interpretation: Comparative Analysis of 62 DFITs from Nine Different Shale Plays

Mark Mcclure; Garrett Fowler; Matteo Picone
Paper presented at the SPE International Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference & Exhibition, Muscat, Oman, January 2022.

Estimating Reservoir Permeability and Fracture Surface Area Using the Flowback DFIT (DFIT-FBA)

Danial Zeinabady; Christopher Clarkson; Farshad Tabasinejad; Mark McClure
Journal paper published in SPE Res Eval & Eng 25 (04): 704–718.

A Novel and Fast Approach for Estimating Reservoir Permeability and Fracture Surface Area Using the Flowback DFIT (“DFIT-FBA”)

Danial Zeinabady; Christopher Clarkson; Farshad Tabasinejad; Mark McClure
Journal Paper posted in the November 2022 SPE Reservoir Evaluation & Engineering, Volumt 25, Issue 04.

A Collaborative Study on DFIT Interpretation: Integrating Modeling, Field Data, and Analytical Techniques

Mark McClure; Vidya Bammidi; Craig Cipolla; Dave Cramer; Lucas Martin; Alexei Savitski; Dave Sobernheim; Kate Voller
Paper presented at the SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference, Denver, Colorado, USA, July 2019.

Practical Optimization of Perforation Design with a General Correlation for Proppant and Slurry Transport from the Wellbore

Egor Dontsov; Christopher Ponners; Kevin Torbert; Mark McClure
Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, The Woodlands, Texas, USA, February 2024.
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