Technical papers

Massive Fracture Stimulation in Deep, High-Pressure Athel Formation (SPE 50614)

Summary

20/40 CarboProp in concentrations up to 7 ppg were used in the 13,000 ft deep Athel formation (0.02 md).  Post-frac production increased 7-9 fold, significantly improving the economic viability of development.  Additional optimization is underway.

Abstract

The deep, high pressure Athel reservoirs are located in the South Oman Salt Basin. Due to low permeability, un- stimulated well rates are low. Recently, two wells have been stimulated with the largest hydraulic fractures in the Middle East. The post-frac production lives up to expectation. The well design and stimulation approach has significantly improved the economic viability of the Athel accumulation.

Author(s): Sau-Wai Wong, Steve Ford, Bob Turner, Petroleum Development Oman

Paper Number: SPE 50614

URL: https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/SPE-50614-MS

 

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