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Stimulated well drainage

DFIT is the diagnostic fracture injection test or the fracture calibration injection falloff test performed to estimate ISIP, fracture closure pressure, fluid efficiency, leak off coefficient, formation permeability and pressure before the main hydraulic fracture treatment.

Math & Physics

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Steady state flow boundary conditions:

P |_{x=x_e/2} = P |_{x=-x_e/2} = P_i
 \frac{dP}{dt} =0\ for \ \forall x

From Darcy's law:

\frac{q}{2}=\frac{kA}{\mu}\ \frac{dP}{dx}
 A =y_e*h
dP=\frac{q \mu}{2ky_eh} dx

Integration gives: P-P_{wf}=\frac{q \mu}{2ky_eh} x

Since average pressure is: \bar P = \frac{\int P dx}{\int dx}

 \bar P = \frac{ \int \limits_{0}^{x_e/2} \left ( \frac{q \mu}{2ky_eh} x + P_{wf} \right ) dx}{\int dx} = \left. \frac{q \mu}{2ky_eh} \frac{x}{2} \right|_{x=0}^{x=x_e/2} + P_{wf} = \frac{q \mu x_e}{8ky_eh} + P_{wf}
J_D=\frac{q \mu}{2 \pi k h} \frac{1}{( \bar P - P_{wf})} =\frac{q \mu}{2 \pi k h} \frac{8ky_eh}{q \mu x_e} = \frac{4y_e}{\pi x_e}=\frac{4}{\pi}

See also

6/π stimulated well potential
Production Potential


 A = cross-sectional area, cm2
 h = thickness, m
 J_D = dimensionless productivity index, dimensionless
 k = permeability, d
 P = pressure, atm
 P_i = initial pressure, atm
 \bar P = average pressure, atm
 q = flow rate, cm3/sec
 x = length, m
 x_e = drinage area length, m
 y_e = drinage area width, m

Greek symbols

 \mu =viscosity, cp