Hydraulic Fracture Profiling

Optimize Hydraulic Fracture Programs

For the insight you need to extract the most value from your well, OptaSense hydraulic fracture profiling services monitor stage performance in real time at the perforation level. Using optical fibers to acquire acoustic and temperature measurements continuously along the length of your well, our technology helps you determine fluid and proppant uptake volumes per stage and perforation cluster. This service also identifies inter-stage communication leading to under and over stimulated stages. This information can be used to determine diversion techniques or alternate stage spacing, as well as to fine-tune perforation designs for optimal cluster efficiency.

Monitor Perforation Performance and Efficiency

Our hydraulic fracture profiling services offer simultaneous application and analysis of both DAS and DTS. These combined measurements improve downhole interpretation and understanding of hydraulic fracture treatments.

When complimented by hydraulic fracturing parameters such as wellhead pressures, rate and concentrations, this novel sensing combination can offer real-time insights into:

  • Perforation cluster efficiency and distribution of fluid and proppant
  • Effectiveness of flow diversion
  • Well integrity issues
  • Initial flowback and well cleanout
  • Long term production and reservoir performance

Gain Better Control of the Completion Process and Your Bottom Line

On-demand completion data not only provides the insight you need to optimize fracture programs, it allows you to mitigate operational issues in order to save completion dollars. The hydraulic fracture profiling service monitors all operations in real time to confirm perforations, plug setting, ball drops, and sleeve actuations. It helps you identify unwanted breakdown and inter-stage communication, as well as mitigate losses associated with mechanical failures.

Benefit From Real-Time Cross-Well Communications

Real-time assessment of the communication between neighboring wells during a fracture treatment can be used to optimize well spacing. This also helps to reduce environmental risk because of inter-wellbore communication.

With dynamic pico-strain sensitivity, DAS is used to measure minute deformation on neighboring fibered wellbores due to strain changes in the formation caused by fracturing.

By providing insight on fracture lengths and complexity, DAS can be used to optimize well spacing and pumping schedules to maximize the stimulated reservoir volume. By monitoring acoustics and temperatures, near wellbore events and breakthrough to neighboring wells are clearly detected and located adding an HSE value to fiber optics.