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TGS LUNCHEON 10/16/18 - Whitney Campbell, Laredo Petroleum
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Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 11:00 AM - 1:30 PM CDT
Category: Luncheons

TGS LUNCHEON  10/16/2018

Topic: Data Analytics Overview and Case Study: Natural and Hydraulic Fracture Prediction and Identification of Controllers

Presented By: Whitney Campbell, Laredo Petroleum

Discrete Fracture Networks (DFN's) incorporated into hydraulic fracture modeling and reservoir simulation are typically constructed and calibrated to all available high-quality natural fracture data from image logs and core, which generally results in an extremely limited calibration data set. To extrapolate these data over large areas, more broadly sampled data sets, such as discontinuity-related 3D seismic attributes are often used. Broad spatial trending methodologies can potentially misrepresent natural fracture systems through over-reliance on seismic attributes that are commonly influenced by noise. The Hydraulic Fracture Test Site (HFTS) provides a rare insight of the subsurface natural fracture network and controlling factors on fracture distribution from a mechanical and lithological standpoint. They physical occurrence of hydraulic fractures and their interaction and relationship to preexisting natural fractures can be predicted using analytical models. Such model outputs can be applied to provide higher confidence when developing DFN's.

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