Optimization of Hydraulic Fracture Geometries and Well Spacing for Primary and Secondary Recovery in a Tight Oil Reservoir of Bakken

Vicky (Xiaoqi) Wang
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.