Radioactive-free solution helps optimize fracturing program
To help optimize completion designs for future multi-stage development wells, the operator first needed to determine the fracture height in a single zone hydraulicallyfractured conventional exploration well. Combining post-stimulation fracture height with corresponding pressure match data would enable the operator to identify coverage of the stimulated interval, calibrate fracture models, and accurately estimate fracture conductivity. In the past, radioactive tracers would be incorporated in the proppant slurry and detected with a conventional spectral gamma ray tool. However, tightening environmental regulations in offshore West Africa restrict the use of radioactive tracers, thereby mandating an HSE-acceptable alternative.
Read full case history to learn how CARBONRT inert tracer technology yielded considerable insight that will advance full-field development, without the safety and environmental issues associated with radioactive tracers.