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Hydraulic fracturing system and method

United States Patent

9,581,004
February 28, 2017
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A hydraulic fracturing system and method for enhancing effective permeability of earth formations to increase hydrocarbon production, enhance operation efficiency by reducing fluid entry friction due to tortuosity and perforation, and to open perforations that are either unopened or not effective using traditional techniques, by varying a pump rate and/or a flow rate to a wellbore.
Ciezobka; Jordan (Addison, IL), Salehi; Iraj (Naperville, IL)
Gas Technology Insitute (Des Plaines, IL)
14/ 469,065
August 26, 2014
GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was made with government support under Contract No. DE-AC26-07NT42677 awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy. The government has certain rights in the invention.