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Shale Fracturability Graphic Template Based on Mixed Analytic Hierar-chy Process and Mutation Theory

Sichen Li1,2, Dehua Liu1,2,*, Liang Cheng1,2, Pan Ma1,2

1 College of Petroleum Engineering, Yangtze University, Wuhan, 430100, China
2 Hubei Drilling and Recovery Engineering for Oil and Gas Key Laboratory, Wuhan, 430100, China

* Corresponding Author: Dehua Liu. Email: email

(This article belongs to the Special Issue: Hydraulic Fracturing Theory and Application for Geo-energy Development)

Energy Engineering 2024, 121(7), 1921-1943. https://doi.org/10.32604/ee.2024.049906

Abstract

Due to the depletion of conventional energy reserves, there has been a global shift towards non-conventional energy sources. Shale oil and gas have emerged as key alternatives. These resources have dense and heterogeneous reservoirs, which require hydraulic fracturing to extract. This process depends on identifying optimal fracturing layers, also known as ‘sweet spots’. However, there is currently no uniform standard for locating these sweet spots. This paper presents a new model for evaluating fracturability that aims to address the current gap in the field. The model utilizes a hierarchical analysis approach and a mutation model, and is distinct in its use of original logging data to generate a fracturability evaluation map. Using this paper’s shale fracturing sweet spot evaluation method based on a two-step mutation model, four wells in different blocks of Fuling and Nanchuan Districts in China were validated, and the results showed that the proportion of high-yielding wells on the sweet spot line could reach 97.6%, while the proportion of low-producing wells was only 78.67%. Meanwhile, the evaluation results of the model were compared with the microseismic data, and the matching results were consistent.

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Shale Fracturability Graphic Template Based on Mixed Analytic Hierar-chy Process and Mutation Theory

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Li, S., Liu, D., Cheng, L., Ma, P. (2024). Shale fracturability graphic template based on mixed analytic hierar-chy process and mutation theory. Energy Engineering, 121(7), 1921-1943. https://doi.org/10.32604/ee.2024.049906
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Li S, Liu D, Cheng L, Ma P. Shale fracturability graphic template based on mixed analytic hierar-chy process and mutation theory. Energ Eng. 2024;121(7):1921-1943 https://doi.org/10.32604/ee.2024.049906
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S. Li, D. Liu, L. Cheng, and P. Ma "Shale Fracturability Graphic Template Based on Mixed Analytic Hierar-chy Process and Mutation Theory," Energ. Eng., vol. 121, no. 7, pp. 1921-1943. 2024. https://doi.org/10.32604/ee.2024.049906



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