Technical Paper: Measurements While Fracturing: Nonintrusive Method of Hydraulic Fracturing Monitoring

Society: SPE
Paper Number: 189886
Presentation Date: 2018
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Abstract

A new method of nonintrusive fracturing process monitoring in real time has been developed. The method is a combination of advanced signal processing algorithms and a tube wave velocity model based on Bayesian statistics and, thus, does not require complex hardware. This enables cost-effective and timely decisions at the wellsite. The technique was validated in the field in several fracturing and refracturing jobs.

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