Facies control on fracture characteristics in the Cardium

Hydrocarbon production from the Cardium Formation of the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin peaked in the 1970’s. However, in recent years multistage hydrological fractured horizontal wells have unlocked large volumes of oil from low porosity permeability thin-bedded sandstones, laminated shales, and the bioturbated muddy sandstones. However, the geometry of the induced fractures is poorly understood. The […]

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