EVALUATE PERFORATION CLUSTER EFFICIENCY & NEAR-WELLBORE CONNECTIVITY
By utilizing fracture evaluation proppant technology, operators have the ability to gain direct measurement of near-wellbore propped fracture height and width to identify optimal sand or ceramic completion designs.
See how an inert tracer technology has been developed to enable the cost-effective fracture evaluation of sand or ceramic completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development
Inert tracer technology has been developed to enable the cost-effective fracture evaluation of sand completed wells to help you optimize completion efficiency, production and field development.
CARBONRT inert cement tracer technology enables the high definition evaluation of cement location behind casing in both vertical and horizontal wells.
Our CARBONRT product family of inert tracer technologies include CARBONRT for ceramic-based completion designs, CARBONRT ULTRA for sand-based designs, and CARBONRT GP for gravel pack completed wells. Through evaluation by a neutron logging tool, each permanent tracer can directly measure fracture height at any time throughout the life of the well to: Cost-effectively detect proppant location in vertical or horizontal completed wells (ceramic or sand) Receive high quality measurements and identify proppant coverage (stimulated interval) anytime with standard tools Track the amount of proppant near the wellbore to better understand near-wellbore connectivity and perforation efficiency
A unique feature of CARBONRT technology is an inert, permanently traceable material. Unlike radioactive tracers, there are no shelf life or half-life issues, so evaluation can be performed efficiently at any time during the life of the well
A new technique is discussed and tested in this work for proppant placement determination. A high thermal neutron capture compound (HTNCC) is inseparably incorporated into a ceramic proppant during manufacturing in sufficiently low concentration that it does not affect proppant properties.
raditional proppant placement evaluation in hydraulically induced fractures utilize detection of radioactive (R/A) tracers such as iridium 192, scandium 46 and antimony 124, which are manufactured in nuclear reactors, and then shipped to the wellsite and pumped downhole with the frac slurry.
Fracture height is typically used by fracturing engineers to calibrate propagation models. Having an accurate height measurement reduces the uncertainty and non uniqueness of fracture pressure matching, better determining placed frac length and width, stress profile across the target zone and its boundaries, and fracture containment.
Traditional proppant placement evaluation in hydraulically induced fractures uses detection of radioactive tracers such as iridium-192, scandium-46 and antimony-124, which are manufactured in nuclear reactors and then shipped to the wellsite and pumped downhole with the frac slurry.
Economic development of unconventional resources relies heavily on the effectiveness of propped hydraulic fracture stimulation treatments (HFS or “fracs”).