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Realistic Fracture Conductivities of Propped Hydraulic Fractures (SPE 26602)


Preliminary results of an experimental programme to determine the significance of dual phase flow in propped fractures are presented. Gas-water flows are considered. The results demonstrate that, even in cases of minimal water production, effective permeabilities may typically be reduced by a factor of 2, or more. In severe cases of water production, permeabilities may be less than 20% of their single phase values.

Author(s): Milton-Tayler, David, FracTech Ltd.

Paper Number: SPE 26602

URL: https://www.onepetro.org/conference-paper/SPE-26602-MS



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