Application of Group Fracturing Technology in the Old Area of Low Permeable Oilfield: A Case from Jilin Oilfield, Songliao Basin

Xu, Jianguo (PetroChina Jilin Oilfield Company) | Zhao, Chenxu (PetroChina Jilin Oilfield Company) | Zheng, Jiangang (PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company) | Xuan, Gaoliang (PetroChina Jilin Oilfield Company) | Zhang, Ruquan (PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company) | Peng, Chong (PetroChina Changqing Oilfield Company) | Liu, Hongxia (PetroChina Jilin Oilfield Company)


In recent years, the investment of new area productivity construction in Jilin oil field is high, stabilized production becomes more and more difficulty, so the strategic center of oil field transfers to the refracturing of old well, however, the comprehensive water cut and recovery of old oil field is high, and the remaining oil dispersed, increasing production and increasing efficiency by refracturing becomes more and more difficulty. In order to deal with these challenges and realize the benefits of tapping in old area, the new idea of "group fracturing" was proposed basing on the concept of volumetric fracturing, starting from the reconsideration of reservoir geology, injection production unit for the smallest study unit, and integrating multiple fracturing method, we conduct a series of technical studies and field experiment in the old area of Jilin oilfield. The group fracturing technology series mainly includes the following: (1) The high strength positioning and plugging technique for reorientation fracturing; (2) Energy develop before fracturing and fast energy storage technique in fracturing; (3) Synchronous fracturing technique of multi wells; (4) Synchronous fracturing technique of oil and water well, reorientation fracturing technique of water well; (5) Fracturing combining with rapid profile control and water plugging technique; (6) "Factory-oriented construction".Since 2016, the group fracturing has carried out a total of 143 wells in 14 blocks in the old area, which has achieved good results. Compared with the conventional fracturing in the same area, the economic efficiency is increased by 10.2%, the oil increase of the single well is increased by 1 times, and the effective period of the measure is raised by 50%. The practice shows that the group fracturing technique is an effective measure to exploit the benefits of the old area in the low permeability oilfield.