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A method and apparatus for orchestrating multiple fractures at multiple well locations in a region by flowing well treatment fluid from a centralized well treatment fluid center includes the steps of configuring a well treatment fluid center for fracturing multiple wells, inducing a fracture at a first well location, measuring effects of stress fields from the first fracture, determining a time delay based in part upon the measured stress effects, inducing a second fracture after the time delay at a second location based upon the measured effects, and measuring the stress effects of stress fields from the second fracture. Sensors disposed about the region are adapted to output effects of the stress fields. Location and orientation of subsequent fractures is based on the combined stress effects of the stress fields as a result of the prior fractures which provides for optimal region development.

Title
Method and apparatus for orchestration of fracture placement from a centralized well fluid treatment center
Application Number
11/873160
Publication Number
7946340 (B2)
Application Date
October 16, 2007
Publication Date
May 24, 2011
Inventor
Lonnie R Robinson
Duncan
OK, US
Leonard Case
Duncan
OK, US
Matt T Howell
Duncan
OK, US
Jim B Surjaatmadja
Duncan
OK, US
Agent
McDermott Will & Emery
John W Wustenberg
Assignee
Halliburton Energy Services
OK, US
IPC
G01V 1/40
E21B 49/00
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