“Multiple-Basin Analyses Affirm Performance of Regional Frac Sands”
By, Howard Melcher, Mike Mayerhofer, Karn Agarwal, and Ely Lolon.
DENVER–Even after more than a decade of concentrated drilling and completion activity and tens of thousands of wells on production, optimizing the horizontal development of liquids-rich resource plays remains an incomplete science. Several questions have not yet been fully answered regarding wellbore spacing, parent/child well interactions, lateral length, completion design, perforation strategy, etc. One such optimization question is how proppant type affects the conductivity of the created propped fractures….