Finite-Conductivity Fracture

Definition - What does Finite-Conductivity Fracture mean?

A Finite-Conductivity Fracture is a crack disseminated from a well by hydraulic fracturing at nonzero pressure drop during the production phase. The finite conductivity depends on very low flow capacity fractures. It provides solutions for the transient pressure behavior of a well. Moreover, the solutions are helpful for type curve or short time analysis. A fracture is considered to be a Finite Conductivity Fracture if the coefficient of fluid is less than 100. Bi-linear flow evolves in such fractures because fluid linearly flows into the fracture thus influence well behavior.

Petropedia explains Finite-Conductivity Fracture

Finite Conductivity Fracturing is an effective measure which is used to increase the productivity of damaged wells. It is essential as the fractures induced help to determine transient pressure behavior and well performance. It provides various methods that are based on numerical solutions of fluid flow toward fractured wells. The Finite Conductivity Fracture model produces a vertical well that is made by a vertical fracture within the reservoir. As the model configures some complexities several features such as observation well, changing wellbore storage and dual porosity are not supported by the model.

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