MULTI-FRAC-3D

A Geomechanical Pad Scale Fracturing Simulator for Unconventional Resource Development

A 3D Integrated Hydraulic Fracturing and Reservoir Simulator

MULTI-FRAC-3D

Documentation

  1. Zheng, S. and Sharma, M.M., 2021. Coupling a Geomechanical Reservoir and Fracturing Simulator with a Wellbore Model for Horizontal Injection Wells. In SPE Reservoir Simulation Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers. SPE-203977-MS
  2. Zheng, S. and Sharma, M.M., 2020. An Integrated Equation-of-State Compositional Hydraulic Fracturing and Reservoir Simulator. In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers. SPE-201700-MS
  3. Zheng, S. and Sharma, M.M., 2020. The Effects of Geomechanics, Diffusion and Phase Behavior for Huff-n-puff IOR in Shale Oil Reservoirs. In SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers. SPE-201311-MS
  4. Zheng, S. and Sharma, M.M., 2020. Use of Stranded Natural Gas as a Fracturing Fluid: A Simulation Study. In SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. https://doi.org/10.15530/urtec-2020-3233
  5. Zheng, S., Manchanda, R., Gala, D.P., and Sharma, M.M., 2020. Pre-loading Depleted Parent Wells to Avoid Frac-Hits: Some Important Design Considerations. SPE Drilling & Completion. https://doi.org/10.2118/195912-MS
  6. Zheng, S., Manchanda R. and Sharma, M.M., 2020. Modeling Fracture Closure with Proppant Settling and Embedment During Shut-in andProduction. SPE Drilling & Completion. https://doi.org/10.2118/201205-PA
  7. Zheng, S., Sharma, M.M., Watts, R. and Ahmad, Y.K., 2020. A Nanoparticle Assisted CO2 Huff-n-puff Field Test in the Eagle Ford Shale. In SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/200375-MS
  8. Zheng, S., Manchanda, R., Wang, H. and Sharma, M.M., 2020. DFIT Analysis and Interpretation in Layered Rocks. In SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference & Exhibition. Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/199690-MS
  9. Zheng, S., Hwang, J., Manchanda, R. and Sharma M.M., 2020. An Integrated Model for Multi-Phase Flow, Geomechanics and Fracture Propagation. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2020.107716
  10. Zheng, S., Manchanda, R. and Sharma, M.M., 2019. Development of a Fully Implicit 3-D Geomechanical Fracture Simulator. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.petrol.2019.04.065
  11. Zheng, S., Kumar, A., Gala, D.P., Shrivastava, K. and Sharma, M.M., 2019. Simulating Production from Complex Fracture Networks: Impact of Geomechanics and Closure of Propped/Unpropped Fractures. In SPE/AAPG/SEG URTEC  https://doi.org/10.15530/urtec-2019-21
  12. Zheng, S., Manchanda, R., Wang, H. and Sharma, M.M., 2019. Fully 3D Simulation of Diagnostic Fracture Injection Tests with Application in Depleted Reservoirs. In SPE/AAPG/SEG Unconventional Resources Technology Conference. https://doi.org/10.15530/urtec-2019-314
  13. Manchanda, R., Zheng, S., Hirose, S. and Sharma, M.M., 2020. Integrating Reservoir Geomechanics with Multiple Fracture Propagation and Proppant Placement. SPE Journal. https://doi.org/10.2118/199366-PA
  14. Hwang, J., Zheng, S., Sharma, M.M., Chiotoroiu, M.M. and Clemens, T., 2020. Containment of Water-injection-induced Fractures: The Role of Thermal Stresses Induced by Convection and Conduction. In SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference. Society of Petroleum Engineers. https://doi.org/10.2118/200400-MS

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Multi-Frac 3D has been developed by Shuang Zheng, Dr. Ripudaman Manchanda and Dr. Mukul Sharma.

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What is Multi-Frac-3D?

Multi-Frac-3D is an integrated fracturing and reservoir simulator with compositional, geomechanical and thermal options.

 

Features of Multi-Frac-3D?

Multi-Frac-3D is a simulator which explicitly models and fully couples multi-phase fluid-flow and geomechanics in the reservoir with wellbore flow and fracture growth/closure.

  • Reservoir simulation options: 3-D, poro-elastic reservoir mechanics, multi-phase black-oil and multi-phase compositional reservoir fluid  flow.
  • Geomechanics options: 3-D, pseudo 3-D or 2-D poroelastic models, LEFM based fracture mechanics, thermoelastic, DDM.
  • Thermal options: Thermal convection, conduction, and thermo-elasticity
  • Fracture options: Multiple, competitive fracture propagation, fracture opening and closure models, proppant and fluid distribution in wellbore / perforations.
  • Reservoir options: Arbitrary heterogeneity, natural fractures.
  • Fluid / Proppant options: Non-Newtonian fluids, energized frac fluids, multiple-size proppant transport including proppant retardation and settling
  • Numerical options: Serial, parallelized using MPI, key kernels parallelized using OpenMP, dynamic mesh refinement and unrefinement
  • Hardware options: Multi-core PC-based or cloud/server-based.

Examples of problems addressed by Multi-Frac-3D

  • Multiple fracture growth using different fracturing fluids (from   slick water to energized fracturing fluids) and proppants
  • Perforation cluster design
  • Water injection and formation damage in conventional reservoirs
  • Parent-child interference analysis(parent well pre-loading, child well fracturing, pressure monitoring , etc.)
  • Gas injection improved oil recovery
  • Flowback, fracture closure, proppant settling
  • Production optimization and choke management for any reservoir fluidtype (dry gas, black oil, volatile oil etc.)
  • Integrated, multi-well injection-production simulations
  • Casing deformation
  • Fracture and inter-well interference