The Key and the Countermeasures Research of Shale Gas Fracturing Technology
Yong Tang1, *, Bin Wang1, Fanhua Zeng2, Jun Wang3
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2015
First Page: 325
Last Page: 332
Publisher Id: TOPEJ-8-325
Article History:Received Date: 23/10/2014
Revision Received Date: 23/1/2015
Acceptance Date: 23/6/2015
Electronic publication date: 19/8/2015
Collection year: 2015
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Shale gas resources are abundantly distributed with low porosity and permeability. Horizontal well and fracturing are prior considerations. Fracturing is a widely-used technology to enhance gas production. In this paper, the author (a) investigated the present stimulation of Barnett and Haynesvile gas fields (Fig. 1) in America, Sichuan basin (Fig. 2) in China and Cooper basin (Fig. 3) in Australia; (b) compared different characteristics and limitations of multi-stage fracturing, water-fracturing, simultaneous fracturing, net fracturing, refracturing and hydraulic jet fracturing; (c) analyzed the critical point of the shale fracturing; (d) offered solutions to the fracturing fluid manufacture, selection and improvement of the fracturing fluids, fractures extension, equipments, fracturing effect evaluation and reservoir protection. It has a farreaching significance to improve fracturing and stimulation of shale gas reservoirs, in view of the high risk, low success ratio and poor stimulation effect the shale gas exploration would face.