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FracPerm 2.2 is released

FracPerm lets you make the most of your well fracture data

Have you ever wondered what to do with the thousands of fracture ‘tadpoles’ on your image log interpretation? FracPerm 2.2 is here to help! The new well fracture density calculator in FracPerm calculates fracture density along wells and creates a log of fracture density for individual fracture sets. Defining fracture density in wells is the first step in generating calibrated fracture density maps. In combination with the improvements made to the Fault Distance and Elastic Stress Modelling tools, FracPerm makes your fracture models better... from the start!

FracPerm 2.2 contains two major enhancements to the fracture modelling workflow. On one hand, we have worked to make the results from the Trend Calculation tools more modelling-ready. That is, FracPerm can now automatically condition the Trend Calculation results to make them more realistic as density trends: extreme algorithm-related values are clipped, negative values are removed, and a distance clipping is applied to fault distance measurements.

The second major improvement is the new well fracture density tool. Once you have assigned fractures to fracture sets in the interactive Well Data rose plots, FracPerm can calculate fracture density for individual sets along well trajectories. Fracture density can be corrected for angular sampling bias (Terzaghi correction) and is written as a log on the well. Fracture density can be used in RMS to calibrate fracture density trends using RMS’s powerful statistical and modelling tools. Calibrated density trends can be used to generate more realistic fracture permeability models.