Fractured Well Analysis
Definition - What does Fractured Well Analysis mean?
Fractured Well Analysis is the process of analyzing a fracture that was formed naturally or hydraulic induced for its permeability. In this process, a fracture is considered permeable and as an immediate extension of the actual oil wellbore. The prime aim of a fractured well analysis is to check the permeability of a fracture, which is the ability of any rock to transmit fluids.
Petropedia explains Fractured Well Analysis
Fractured well analysis is used for well testing, wherein scientists study and analyze the nature and characteristics of fractures beneath the earth’s surface. Since oil and gas flow from the actual reservoir to a fracture, it is very important to verify that the fracture can provide smooth flow of oil and gas further to the oil well. By conducting fractured well analysis, engineers can estimate whether or not a fracture is able to act as a channel for fluid flow. The fluid flow typically takes place between the actual oil and gas reservoir to the fracture and from the fracture to the well.