The Fracture Network Inversion Based on Gas Production Profile

Mi, Lidong (Sinopec Petroleum Exploration and Production Research Institute) | Yan, Bicheng (China University of Petroleum) | Liu, Qianjun (Texas A&M University) | Ren, Zongxiao (China University of Petroleum)



The fracture description plays an important role in shale gas well production performance prediction, late production refracturing design and infill well trajectory design. Based on the development and geological parameters of Fuling shale gas field, the enhanced discrete fracture network (EDFN) numerical simulator is used to study the influence of fracture length, total fracture length, stage spacing and relative position of fractures on the contribution ratio of fracture stage. According to the relationship among JY46-3HF gas production profile, gas production contribution ratio and fracture characteristic parameters, a fracture network model is established. The simulation results of gas production contribution ratio of each fracture stage are highly consistent with the measured data. The research results show that: the contribution ratio of gas production in each fracture stage is positively related to the total cumulative fracture length, and the fracture spacing and relative position of fractures affect the contribution ratio of fracture stage to shale gas well by the size of matrix area controlled by fracture.