Journal of the Nigerian Association of Mathematical Physics

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An Innovative Model to Estimate Fracture Extensions.

AA Adeniji, KI Idigbe


Hydraulic fracturing is a Well intervention program, designed to create fracture(s) within a reservoir system and hopefully, extend the volumes of these fractures, to facilitate improved recovery of in-situ fluid(s). This paper presents mathematical equations in dimensionless forms, to rapidly estimate the fracture extension and efficiency during a hydraulic fracturing operation. The fracture extension profiles over time are captured in generated plots. The results are consistent with theory established in this work, and provide an innovative method of rapidly estimating the extensions of fracture lengths.

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