Application of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing to enhance low-permeability carbonate reservoir performance

Authors: Z.S. Idiyatullina, A.I. Arzamastsev, E.N. Muzovatkina (TatNIPIneft, RF, Bugulma)

Key words: oil field, reservoir, oil production rate, oil accumulation, horizontal well, hydraulic fracturing.

Carbonate reservoir performance can be improved through an optimum program of production enhancement operations based on screening criteria considering specific reservoir conditions of sel ected fields. One of the most efficient ways to maintain commercial oil production fr om poor quality reservoirs is drilling of multilateral horizontal wells and application of hydraulic fracturing or acid fracturing techniques.

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