Extensive multi-zone multistage hydraulic fracturing treatments are now being executed in low permeability oil and gas fields around the world. Due to the limited access to the subsurface, post-treatment assessments are mainly limited to few techniques such as tiltmeter, microseismic and tracer-logs. The first two techniques are mainly used to determine fracture extension; however, fracture height and fracture initiation at all perforation clusters could only be confirmed through radioactive tracer logs or detailed pressure analysis. In this paper, we consider real examples from a field from Central America and investigate potential problems led to the limited generation of fractures in multi-zone treatments. For instance, some of the post-frac radioactive logs show very low concentration of tracers at some perforated zones in comparison with other zones. On the other hand in some cases, tracer logs indicate presence of tracers in deeper or shallower zones. Different reasons could cause fracture growth in non-perforated zones, including but not limited to: perforation design problems, casing/cement integrity problems, lack of containment, instability of fracture growth in one or some of the zones, and finally making a mistake in selecting lithology for fracturing. In this paper, some of these issues have been examined for a few sample wells using treatment pressure data, petrophysical logs and post-frac tracer logs. Some recommendations in designing the length and arrangement of perforations to avoid these problems in future fracturing jobs are provided at the end of this paper.

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