Full Name

2008 Unconventional Resources

Sustaining Fracture Area and Conductivity of Gas Shale Reservoirs for Enhancing Long-Term Production and Recovery

Subcontractor: Texas Engineering Experiment Station (TEES)

Principal Investigator: Ahmed Ghassemi
Project Number Project Status
08122-48 Completed
RPSEA Project Manager: Charlotte Schroeder
TerraTek; Devon Energy Corporation; EnCana Oil & Gas; Pennsylvania General Energy Co
Period of Performance
Start Date End Date
September 14, 2009 May 16, 2013
Total Project Cost RPSEA Share Cost Share
$1,986,208.00 $1,483,523.00 $482,823.00
Project Objectives

The objective of the project is to define types of fracture networks more prone of loosing fracture area, and to define critical parameters (including proppant concentration, fluid interaction, relative shear displacement, and others) for each reservoir type, to maintain adequate fracture conductivity.


File Name File Type Date
Appendix 1, Creep Behavior Barnett Haynesville Marcellus Shale Final Report 05/13
Appendix 2, Unpropped Fractures Raw Data Sample Photographs Final Report 05/13
Appendix 3, Instrumentation Calibration Final Report 05/13
Appendix 4, Rudimentary Slot Flow Derivations Final Report 05/13
Appendix 5, Proppant Embedment Testing Procedure Final Report 05/13
Appendix 6, Propped Fractures Raw Data Sample Photographs Final Report 05/13
Appendix 7, Review Best Field Practices Final Report 05/13