Vexed over frac hits?
You are not alone. Outside of low commodity prices, frac hits and well spacing are leading topics in oil and gas, and this is certainly true on the industry’s technical side. Frac hits, well bashing and well interference are common terms describing the process. All convey a negative outcome. The phenomenon registers as anomalous pressure increases or an influx of water in neighboring wells during the stimulation process that can alter the arc of well productivity, gas-oil ratios or changes in reservoir pressure.
The frac hit phenomenon is complicated by terminology. Think of it as a Forrest Gump analog of shrimp, which can be barbecued, broiled, boiled, baked, pan fried, deep fried, peppered, sautéed, etc. Frac hits incorporate terms such as parent-child, sibling-sibling, up-down and, well, you get the picture.