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US20140144622 METHOD OF DETERMINING A VALUE INDICATIVE OF FRACTURE QUALITY  
Determining a value indicative of fracture quality. At least some of the illustrative embodiments are methods including: obtaining or measuring gas saturation of a formation to create a value...
US20100314105 INJECTION-BACKFLOW TECHNIQUE FOR MEASURING FRACTURE SURFACE AREA ADJACENT TO A WELLBORE  
An injection backflow technique for measuring fracture surface area adjacent to a wellbore is disclosed. According to one embodiment, a method comprises measuring an initial temperature profile...
US20150136388 IN-SITU ROCK TESTING TOOL  
A shear tester for in-situ determination of rock formation geomechanical properties is provided. The tester has a radially expandable cylindrical membrane, a metal sheath covering at least a...
US20150176385 Providing a Pressure Boost While Perforating to Initiate Fracking  
A one trip system for perforating and fracking multiple intervals uses a releasable barrier. The barrier can be an inflatable. A pressure booster system is associated with the BHA so that the...
US20130056198 ENHANCED GEOTHERMAL SYSTEMS AND RESERVOIR OPTIMIZATION  
Systems and methods for maximizing energy recovery from a subterranean formation are herein disclosed. According to one embodiment, a selected subterranean open-hole interval is isolated and at...
US20120312531 Well Treatment Using Electric Submersible Pumping System  
A technique provides an electric submersible pumping system to facilitate a well treatment, such as a hydraulic fracturing well treatment. The electric submersible pumping system is positioned...
US20120152529 ELECTRICAL METHODS FRACTURE DETECTION VIA 4D TECHNIQUES  
This invention relates to a method for acquiring and evaluating the geometry of a fracture.
US20140144623 METHOD FOR INCREASING PRODUCT RECOVERY IN FRACTURES PROXIMATE FRACTURE TREATED WELLBORES  
A method of recovering product from a fracture below a surface, said method including: a. providing a first well that may be stimulated or has been stimulated at a first predetermined depth within...
US20100314104 METHOD OF USING PRESSURE SIGNATURES TO PREDICT INJECTION WELL ANOMALIES  
A method of designing a response to a fracture behavior of a formation during re-injection of cuttings into a formation, the method including obtaining a pressure signature for a time period,...
US20130062054 METHOD FOR DETERMINING FRACTURE SPACING AND WELL FRACTURING USING THE METHOD  
A method for determining the fracture spacing for a first set of fractures of a wellbore. A first fracture dimension is chosen from the smaller of the length or height of a first fracture and an...
US20120325462 Method for Determining Spacing of Hydraulic Fractures in a Rock Formation  
Methods of the present disclosure include determining an expected trajectory of induced fractures in a rock formation, analyzing net pressure associated with the induced fractures, and determining...
US20150075784 PHASED STIMULATION METHODS  
A method of stimulating a subterranean formation is provided. The method includes determining a final fracture spacing. The method includes creating a first set of fractures at a first fracture...
US20150176384 One Trip Multi-interval Plugging, Perforating and Fracking Method  
A one trip system for perforating and fracking multiple intervals uses a releasable barrier. The barrier can be an inflatable. A pressure booster system is associated with the BHA so that the...
US20140027112 SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MEASURING PARAMETERS OF A FORMATION  
A method of measuring parameters of a formation along multiple axes is disclosed. A formation tester tool is introduced into a wellbore. The formation tester tool includes a first probe oriented...
US20140076543 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING MICROSEISMIC FRACTURE OPERATIONS  
A system and method of performing a microseismic fracture operation for a wellsite having a subterranean formation with a complex fracture network therein are provided. The method involves...
US20140182844 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING WELLBORE STIMULATION OPERATIONS  
A method of performing a stimulation operation for a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore is provided. The method involves collecting pressure measurements of an isolated interval of...
US20130319657 METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE TRAJECTORY OF A HYDRAULIC FRACTURE IN STRATA-CONTAINING NATURAL FRACTURES  
The method of controlling the parameters of a hydraulic fracture comprises creating a matrix of relationship between initial formation, injection and fracture parameters of and a predicted...
US20120273191 Methods of employing and using a hybrid transponder system for long-Range sensing and 3D localization  
Methods of employing and using a hybrid transponder system to determine the size, extent, and orientation of a hydraulic fracture of a reservoir, are provided. An exemplary method can include the...
US20150176386 Using a Combination of a Perforating Gun with an Inflatable to Complete Multiple Zones in a Single Trip  
A one trip system for perforating and fracking multiple intervals uses a releasable barrier. The barrier can be an inflatable. A pressure booster system is associated with the BHA so that the...
US20150083405 METHOD OF CONDUCTING DIAGNOSTICS ON A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION  
A method including providing sensors in injection and observation wells; increasing pressure within the injection well until a fracture extends from an initiation location through a portion of a...
US20110277994 METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING THE GEOMETRY OF UNDERGROUND FRACTURES  
The present invention refers to a method for detecting the geometry of underground fractures comprising the steps consisting of introducing a filling material (14) into an underground fracture...
US20150075777 Injection Testing a Subterranean Region  
In some aspects, an injection rate of an injection test applied to a subterranean region is controlled. The injection test includes a series of injection periods and shut-in intervals. Each of the...
US20150060053 METHOD FOR ADAPTIVE OPTIMIZING OF HETEROGENEOUS PROPPANT PLACEMENT UNDER UNCERTAINTY  
Apparatus and methods for delivering and placing proppant to a subterranean formation fracture including identifying control variables and uncertain parameters of the proppant delivery and...
US20140216730 METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING SEISMIC PULSES TO MAP SUBTERRANEAN FRACTURES  
The methods described are for determining distribution, orientation and dimensions of networks of hydraulically-induced fractures within a subterranean formation containing fluids. Micro-seismic...
US20120273192 Hybrid Transponder System For Long-Range Sensing and 3D Localization  
Systems for determining a size, extent, and orientation of a hydraulic fracture of a reservoir, are provided. An exemplary system can include a plurality of RFID transponders modified to include...
US20150176394 METHOD FOR DETERMINING HYDRAULIC FRACTURE ORIENTATION AND DIMENSION  
Method for characterizing subterranean formation is described. One method includes: placing a subterranean fluid into a well extending into at least a portion of the subterranean formation to...
US20120181020 Method Of Manufacture And The Use Of A Functional Proppant For Determination Of Subterranean Fracture Geometries  
Proppants having added functional properties are provided, as are methods that use the proppants to track and trace the characteristics of a fracture in a geologic formation. Information obtained...
US20150252668 Method and Apparatus for Hydraulic Fracture Geometry Evaluation  
A method of hydraulic fracturing geometry evaluation, comprising injecting a fracturing fluid comprising a magnetic material into a fracture, measuring a field affected by the fracturing fluid in...
US20120305242 METHOD FOR DETERMINING GEOMETRIC CHARACTERISTICS OF A HYDRAULIC FRACTURE  
Method for determining geometric characteristics of a hydraulic fracture comprises performing a baseline seismic survey for a geological formation. A velocity model is created by combining results...
US20130032335 System and Method for Quantifying Stimulated Rock Quality in a Wellbore  
A method determines the performance index of subterranean rock. In one embodiment, a performance index method determines a performance index for subterranean rock of an area. The area includes a...
US20110120702 GENERATING PROBABILISTIC INFORMATION ON SUBTERRANEAN FRACTURES  
Systems, methods, and instructions encoded in a computer-readable medium can perform operations related to generating probabilistic information on characteristics of natural fractures of a...
US20150075780 MULTI-ZONE COMPLETION SYSTEMS AND METHODS  
A completion system is disclosed that includes an outer completion string having at least one sand screen arranged thereabout, one or more control lines extending externally along the outer...
US20130087325 Method For Real-Time Monitoring and Transmitting Hydraulic Fracture Seismic Events to Surface Using the Pilot Hole of the Treatment Well as the Monitoring Well  
Methods for determining hydraulic fracture geometry and/or areal extent of an area of interest in a reservoir, are provided. An exemplary method includes isolating downhole acoustic receiver...
US20120043078 METHODS FOR TESTING STIMULATION FLUIDS  
A method of testing the performance of a stimulation fluid by placing a sample of the stimulation fluid or a precursor thereof into the body of a downhole tool, positioning the tool in...
US20090218094 Live Bottom Hole Pressure for Perforation/Fracturing Operations  
A method of determining when to stop pumping proppant during hydraulic fracturing in a wellbore is described. By accurately detecting tip screen-out with a bottom hole pressure gauge mounted to a...
US20130333879 Method for Closed Loop Fracture Detection and Fracturing using Expansion and Sensing Apparatus  
An expansion and sensing apparatus used to detect natural and hydraulic fractures. In a closed loop aspect of the invention a microprocessor may be incorporated to process data which identifies...
US20120043077 METHODS FOR BOREHOLE MEASUREMENTS OF FRACTURING PRESSURES  
There is provided a method of testing a subterranean formation for fracture condition, including the steps of creating a side bore into the wall of a well traversing the formation, sealing the...
US20130140020 METHOD FOR INCREASING FRACTURE AREA  
A technique enables improvements in hydraulic fracturing treatments on heterogeneous reservoirs. Based on data obtained for a given reservoir, a fracturing treatment material is used to create...
US20130032337 EXPLOSIVE PELLET  
An explosive pellet for characterizing a fracture in a subterranean formation is provided. The pellet can include a casing having a detonation material and an explosive material disposed within...
US20150176387 PERFORATION STRATEGY  
A method includes determining a stress variation of a geological formation disposed on a wellbore; determining a breakdown pressure of each perforation of a plurality of perforations along a...
US20050017723 Evaluation of fracture geometries in rock formations  
A method of evaluating the geometry of a hydraulic fracture in a rock formation comprises the steps of: obtaining measured values of electric and/or magnetic fields induced by the forward or back...
US20050121190 Segregated deployment of downhole valves for monitoring and control of multilateral wells  
Segregated deployment of downhole valves for monitoring and control of multilateral wells. In a described embodiment, a well completion system includes at least two tubular strings. One tubular...
US20140202687 DETERMINING FRACTURE LENGTH VIA RESONANCE  
A system and method to determine a length of a fracture induced from a borehole are described. The method includes isolating a portion of the borehole, the portion of the borehole including an end...
US20140262232 Controlling Net Treating Pressure in a Subterranean Region  
In some aspects, an injection treatment of a subterranean region is controlled based on a target net treating pressure. A measure of fluid pressure acting on a subterranean region during an...
US20140216729 METHOD FOR DETERMINING FRACTURE NETWORK VOLUME USING PASSIVE SEISMIC SIGNALS  
A method for determining a volume of a fracture network includes detecting seismic signals deployed over an area of the subsurface during pumping of fracturing fluid into at least one wellbore...
US20140299315 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING STIMULATION OPERATIONS  
A system and method is provided for performing stimulation operations at a wellsite having a subterranean formation with a reservoir therein. The method involves acquiring integrated wellsite data...
US20110209868 FRACTURING A STRESS-ALTERED SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION  
A well bore in a subterranean formation includes a signaling subsystem communicably coupled to injection tools installed in the well bore. Each injection tool controls a flow of fluid into an...
US20080183451 Simulations for Hydraulic Fracturing Treatments and Methods of Fracturing Naturally Fractured Formation  
A hydraulic fracture design model that simulates the complex physical process of fracture propagation in the earth driven by the injected fluid through a wellbore. An objective in the model is to...
US20120168151 SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION  
A system and method for managing a well site having a subterranean formation is provided. The method comprises determining a first spectral attenuation of a first seismic wave measured from a...
US20140290936 HYDRAULIC FRACTURE MONITORING USING ACTIVE SEISMIC SOURCES WITH RECEIVERS IN THE TREATMENT WELL  
A method for obtaining information about a hydraulic fracturing operation in a fracture zone in a well, comprises a) providing at least one acoustic sensor in the well and at least one acoustic...

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