Pinnacle’s FracNet℠ Service uses award winning microdeformation fracture mapping technologies to directly measure and characterize hydraulic fracture fluid placement in the reservoir. FracNet Service provides operators with valuable insight to increase production from unconventional reservoirs including:
Fracture complexity diagnostics
Identification of non-productive (horizontal) fractures
Invaluable information to calibrate fracture and reservoir models to optimize fracture design, completion design and well spacing design
Verification of actual extent of hydraulic fracture deformation near geologic features such as faults and tectonic zones
FracNetSM Service is provided in three deliverable tiers:
FracNet Direct service provides fracture detection, orientation, and complexity.
FracNet SRC (Stimulated Reservoir Characterization) service provides insight into the spatial distribution of complex fracture components.
FracNet HDI (Hydraulic Deformation Index) service provides an understanding of the overall deformed reservoir area due to the hydraulic fracture.
FracNet Service has been employed by producers worldwide to help:
Identify and characterize complex hydraulic fracture behavior for fracture and reservoir model refinement
Improve upon microseismic-defined stimulated reservoir areas
Improve well placement and enhanced recovery designs
Map in-situ stress state for borehole stability and optimal horizontal well trajectories
Microdeformation fracture mapping is a unique diagnostic
technology in the oil and gas industry that provides a direct
measurement of critical fracture parameters—specifically
identifying where and how injected fluids have been placed within
Microseismic is an indispensable technology that provides critical information on hydraulic fracturing parameters, but it cannot provide all the precise information to enable a full understanding of stimulation behavior in unconventional reservoirs. Obtaining a complete picture of the fracturing process requires integrating microseismic with advanced diagnostic solutions such as surface tiltmeters, downhole tiltmeters, and fiber optic distributed temperature and acoustic sensing, as well as more conventional diagnostic tools, including tracers, flow tests, fracture modeling, diagnostic injection tests, and production data analysis.