Re-Fracturing Design Tools

Increase in production after re-fracturing

Increase in production after re-fracturing

Golder Associates’ FracMan Technology Group has provided re-fracturing recommendations to improve production and decrease costs for a major shale gas asset. Re-fracturing can provide significant increased production from existing wells. However, re-fracturing must strategically target remaining reserves, taking advantage of the stresses and pressures from previous stimulation(s) and production. FracMan’s DFN geo-mechanics/hydro-dynamics simulator was used for a variety of re-fracturing designs to understand the three dimensional re-fracturing stimulation geometry and potential drainage. By taking full advantage of three dimensional understanding of natural and stimulated fractures, the operator will be able to significantly improve production. Contact cknitter@golder.com for more information.