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dc.contributor.advisorSharma, Mukul M.en
dc.creatorSaliés, Natália Gastãoen
dc.date.accessioned2012-11-06T20:06:58Zen
dc.date.available2012-11-06T20:06:58Zen
dc.date.issued2012-08en
dc.date.submittedAugust 2012en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6112en
dc.descriptiontexten
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores two ways of developing a fracture diagnostics tool capable of estimating hydraulic fracture propped length and orientation. Both approaches make use of an electrically conductive proppant. The fabrication of an electrically conductive proppant is believed to be possible and an option currently on the market is calcined petroleum coke. The first approach for tool development was based on principles of antenna resonance whereas the second approach was based on low frequency magnetic induction. The former approach had limited success due to the lack of resonant features at the stipulated operating conditions. Low frequency induction is a more promising approach as electromagnetic fields showed measurable changes that were dependent on fracture length in simulations. The operation of a logging tool was simulated and the data showed differences in the magnetic field magnitude ranging from 2% to 107% between fracture sizes of 20m, 50m, 80m, and 100m. Continuing research of the topic should focus not only on simulating more diverse fracture scenarios but also on developing an inversion scheme necessary for interpreting field data.en
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdfen
dc.language.isoengen
dc.subjectWell loggingen
dc.subjectLoggingen
dc.subjectHydraulic fracturingen
dc.subjectFracturingen
dc.subjectFrackingen
dc.subjectFracingen
dc.subjectResistivityen
dc.subjectMicroseismicen
dc.subjectElectromagneticsen
dc.subjectFracture diagnosticsen
dc.titleStudy on the feasibility of using electromagnetic methods for fracture diagnosticsen
dc.date.updated2012-11-06T20:07:14Zen
dc.identifier.slug2152/ETD-UT-2012-08-6112en
dc.contributor.committeeMemberLing, Haoen
dc.description.departmentPetroleum and Geosystems Engineeringen
dc.type.genrethesisen
thesis.degree.departmentPetroleum and Geosystems Engineeringen
thesis.degree.disciplinePetroleum Engineeringen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at Austinen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Science in Engineeringen


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