Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Type



Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources


Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering

Committee Chair

Kashy Aminian.


Many conventional gas reservoirs around the world have been developed and well-understood on contrary to unconventional gas reservoirs where the amount of information available to the public considered still not abundant. The unconventional reservoirs (tight formation) where permeability ranges from 0.001millidarciesto micro-Darcy permeability is a relatively new area in some parts of the world and the details involving ways to increase productivity of wells and best fracture design yet has to be investigated .The unconventional gas reservoirs are important in the world due to its availability, future energy demand around the world, and most conventional gas reservoirs have already been utilized and exploited and its reserves are in decline. Through reservoir simulation, the tight gas formation could be studied to find the effects of these parameters on gas production. The objective of this research is to find the alternative modeling of multiply hydraulic fractures in horizontal wells completed in low permeability formation. Parameters include, Propped fracture half-length for both (longitudinal or transverse fracture), number of fractures and outermost fracture distance in the multiply fractures system.