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Hydraulic Fracturing for Improved Oil Recovery

Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences
Volume 9 No. 1, May 2015, Pages 1-18

A. Gharibi1, M. Zoveidavianpoor1,*
1Department of Petroleum Engineering, Faculty of Petroleum and Renewable Energy Engineering, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, 81310 Johor, Malaysia
*Corresponding author: mansoor@petroleum.utm.my

KEYWORDS

Hydraulic fracturing, acid fracturing, proppant, fracturing fluid, HF design

ABSTRACT

Reducing discovery of hydrocarbon resources has prompted oil and gas companies to focus on the improved oil recovery (IOR) methods. Numerous methods have indicated great potential to IOR. Stimulation of the wells as one of these methods performed with using hydraulic fracturing (HF) technique. HF can be divided into acid fracturing and propped hydraulic fracturing (PHF). PHF is widely used in the petroleum industry to stimulate wells, and it has employed for different reservoirs such as sandstone, carbonate, and shale formations. The efficiency of the HF depends on numerous parameters. Of these parameters, proppant, fracturing fluid, field consideration, candidate well selection, and developing data set are investigated in the study. The aim is to provide an opportunity for researchers to find more about HF and related activities.

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Gharibi, A., et al. “Hydraulic Fracturing for Improved Oil Recovery.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 9.1 (2015): 1-18.

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Gharibi, A., & Zoveidavianpoor, M. (2015). Hydraulic Fracturing for Improved Oil Recovery. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 9(1), 1-18.

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Gharibi, A., and M. Zoveidavianpoor. “Hydraulic Fracturing for Improved Oil Recovery.” Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences 9, no. 1 (2015): 1-18.

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Gharibi, A. and Zoveidavianpoor, M., 2015. Hydraulic Fracturing for Improved Oil Recovery. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences, 9(1), pp.1-18.

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Gharibi, A, Zoveidavianpoor, M. Hydraulic Fracturing for Improved Oil Recovery. Journal of Advanced Research in Fluid Mechanics and Thermal Sciences. 2015;9(1):1-18.

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