An Integrated Design approach to Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation of Gas-Bearing Lower Cretaceous Sands in Central Alberta

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Gordon Uswak, Schlumberger Wireline & Testing, Jeff Sinclair, PanCanadian Petroleum,
Jim McDonald, Schlumberger-GeoQuest, & Denis Marquardt, Schlumberger-Dowell

Abstract

Development of a workable hydraulic stimulation design process in the gas-bearing cretaceous sands of Central Alberta is the primary focus of this paper. Previously marginal gas producers were sig- nificantly improved through better hydraulic fracture stimulations. This was accomplished by using an integrated approach that combined geology, geophysics, petrophysics and geomechanics.