Our goal is to increase the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing activities

Our goal is to increase the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing activities

Recently the employees of KMGE KazNIPImunaigas took part in the annual technical forum on “Hydraulic Fracturing – 2023: Well Intervention Technologies, Hydraulic Fracturing and Coil Tubing”, which was held in Moscow.

A meeting of experts as part of the event was primarily aimed at creating an informal platform to exchange experience among professionals and provide insights into new technologies of hydraulic fracturing and MHF (multistage hydraulic fracturing), CT equipment (coiled tubing) and modern software for modeling hydraulic fracturing.

Our colleagues from the branch – Marat Kosbarmakov, hydraulic fracturing service expert, Serik Primbetov, Senior Engineer of the Drilling and Cement Fluids Research Laboratory, and Nurzhan Shilanov, Deputy Director of the Branch for Laboratory Research, conducted the following analysis after the visit:

“In terms of laboratory research on hydraulic fracturing technologies, we are actually lagging behind our Russian colleagues. For example, there are already more than 5 laboratories in Russia performing a full range of laboratory studies of propping agent and alternative fluids for hydraulic fracturing, whereas there is no scientific institution developing in this direction in our country. For this reason, one of the main goals of our participation in the forum is experience exchange. Furthermore, we intend to hold a similar event in the form of a round table discussion at KazNIPImunaigas before the end of the year to discuss current problems in hydraulic fracturing in the Mangistau region fields and their solutions, such as the use of synthetic gelling agents and research in fracture, fluid, and propping agent assessment, including the results of research in our laboratory.”

Representatives of KazNIPImunaigas say that this year, they have started work on the incoming control of propping agents and fracturing fluid for the first time, and the second half of the year is scheduled to conduct complex studies to assess the conductivity of propping agent and the residual viscosity of the gel. The Branch experts believe that all this work will improve the efficiency of hydraulic fracturing operations.

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