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dc.contributor.advisorTutuncu, Azra
dc.contributor.authorCurnow, Jennifer S.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T07:13:04Z
dc.date.accessioned2022-02-03T12:53:40Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T07:13:04Z
dc.date.available2022-02-03T12:53:40Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifierT 7746
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/11124/17103
dc.description2015 Spring.
dc.descriptionIncludes illustrations (some color), color map.
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (pages 107-116).
dc.description.abstractThe benefits of hydraulic fracturing horizontal wells in unconventional reservoirs for production enhancement are evident; however, the best methods to truly increase recovery efficiency through these stimulations are still under great examination. Rather than perforating for only production purposes, hydraulic fracturing design has now turned its focus to perforating for reservoir rock stimulation. However, to accomplish the stimulation of both primary and secondary fracture networks, the coupled behaviors of geomechanics and fluid flow in response to hydraulic fracturing must be considered. This research details the development of a coupled model for the purpose of hydraulic fracture design optimization through the evaluation of different stimulation patterns. The patterns under consideration include the Zipper, Texas Two-Step, and Modified Zipper designs. Furthermore within these patterns, the well locations and hydraulic fracture properties are analyzed to determine the most ideal design for a shale oil reservoir based on recovery efficiency and economic viability.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado School of Mines. Arthur Lakes Library
dc.relation.ispartof2010-2019 - Mines Theses & Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectgeomechanics
dc.subjectreservoir simulation
dc.subjecthydraulic fracturing
dc.subject.lcshHydraulic fracturing
dc.subject.lcshPermeability
dc.subject.lcshShale
dc.subject.lcshMathematical optimization
dc.titleCoupled geomechanics and fluid flow model for production optimization in naturally fractured shale reservoirs
dc.typeText
dc.contributor.committeememberOzkan, E.
dc.contributor.committeememberBattalora, Linda Ann
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science (M.S.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplinePetroleum Engineering
thesis.degree.grantorColorado School of Mines


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