selective fracturing

selective fracturing

[si′lek·tiv ′frak·chə·riŋ]
(petroleum engineering)
Procedures for obtaining multiple formation fractures in a specific reservoir zone by plugging casing perforations or by isolating (with packers) the desired zone prior to fracturing operations.
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Generally, stages refer to the selective fracturing of intervals along the horizontal well," Besler says "The intervals start at the toe of the lateral, or the deepest portion, and progress sequentially toward the heel of the horizontal lateral, the part of the well nearest the vertical wellbore.
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