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Nitrogen Foam Fracturing in the Hugoton Gas Field. Marietta College Dept. of Petroleum Engineering and Geology. ENGL 406 Project 4: Proposal March 16, 2005. Introduction. Location Properties of Hugoton formation. Problem. Production decline Reasons for decline. Nitrogen Foam Theory.

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Nitrogen foam fracturing in the hugoton gas field

Nitrogen Foam Fracturing in the Hugoton Gas Field

Marietta College

Dept. of Petroleum Engineering and Geology

ENGL 406

Project 4: Proposal

March 16, 2005


Introduction
Introduction

  • Location

  • Properties of Hugoton formation


Problem
Problem

  • Production decline

  • Reasons for decline


Nitrogen foam theory
Nitrogen Foam Theory

  • How is foam formed?

  • Advantages of nitrogen foam

    • Low fluid loss

    • Excellent proppant-suspending properties

    • High fluid recovery


Foam fracturing process
Foam Fracturing Process

  • Pad

  • Slurry

  • Flush


Costs
Costs

  • Factors in cost of fracture treatment

    • Horsepower

    • Chemicals and materials

      • Proppant

      • Water chemicals, i.e. biocide, breakers

    • Nitrogen services

    • Rig time


Costs cont
Costs (cont.)

  • Cost Analysis


Conclusion
Conclusion

  • Summary

  • Next Step

  • Questions