Optimization of Hydraulic Fracture Geometries and Well Spacing for Primary and Secondary Recovery in a Tight Oil Reservoir of Bakken
Vicky (Xiaoqi) Wang
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Supervisors: Dr. Zhangxing (John) Chen
Dr. Mingzhe Dong
The optimal primary production design would recommend 6 wells per section with 130 m fracture half length and smaller fracture height. In terms of the sensitivity ranking, fracture spacing and conductivity are more important for short-term production, while well spacing and fracture half length are more important for long-term depletion.