Fracturing-fluid flow behavior

John R. Cameron, Robert K. Prud'homme

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The technology pertinent to the flow behavior of fracturing fluids presented according to fracturing-fluid type and flow regime. The discussion addresses experimental techniques used in characterizing fracturing-fluid flow behavior, including steady-shear, dynamic, and turbulent-flow test methods and applications of laboratory data to various aspects of fracturing design. Pressure-drop prediction, gel scheduling, and the design of liquid and foamed fracturing fluids flowing down casing are discussed. Observed trends in laminar and turbulent flow for fracturing solutions, gels, and foams, with and without proppant are discussed. Environmental, chemical, and flow-deformation effects are examined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationRecent Advances in Hydraulic Fracturing
Number of pages33
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology


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