FrackOptima Planar3D

In the area of hydraulic fracturing, the planar 3D fracture is conventionally used to denote the fracture that is arbitrary in shape but remains on a plane. In the heterogeneous parallel layer formations, it only includes the fracture that is perpendicular to the layer interfaces. In addition to the conventional symmetric planar 3D hydraulic fracture which occurs in horizontal layer formations with vertical wells, the planar 3D fracture in FrackOptima also includes the asymmetric fracture in reservoirs with inclined wells and tilted formation layers. Other features of Planar3D simulator include:

  • Multiple fractures along multiple perforation intervals
  • Heterogeneity include stress, Young’s modulus, Poisson’s ratio, toughness, pore pressure, leakoff, and spurtloss
  • Linear elastic fracture
  • Power law fluid flow
  • Multistage slurry injections with multiple fluids and proppants
  • Proppant concentration dependent slurry rheology (Shah’s model)
  • Pressure dependent fluid leakoff
  • Conserved proppant transport and settlement
  • Crack tip mechanism covering viscosity and toughness controlled fracture growth as well as fluid lag
  • Wellbore mechanics for fluid distributions along long perforation ranges
  • Seamless screen-out simulation
  • Shut-in simulation all the way to the final fully proppant-packed fracture
  • Simultaneous visualization and analysis of simulating results
  • A few to tens of minutes simulation time for most practical cases