Full Name

2007 Unconventional Resources

Advanced Hydraulic Fracturing Technology for Unconventional Tight Gas Reservoirs

Subcontractor: Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

Principal Investigator: Ding Zhu
Project Number Project Status
07122-33 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
CARBO Ceramics; Schlumberger Limited; Halliburton Energy Services; BJ Services
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 3, 2008 September 2, 2012
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
1,325,889.00 1,042,720.00 283,169.00
Project Objectives

Project objective was to develop new methods for creating extensive, conductive hydraulic fractures in unconventional tight gas reservoirs by synergistically combining the analysis of historical data with the results of laboratory experimentations using an entirely new conductivity test - the "dynamic fracture conductivity test", and developing design models to implement the optimal fracture treatments.


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