Liberty Oilfield Services Inc. has introduced FracSense, a diagnostic service to help E&P customers acquire more accurate diagnostic well data to optimize hydraulic fracture completions and well spacing, on May 11.

Launched in partnership with OptaSense, a Luna Innovations company, the diagnostics service utilizes real time fiber optic measurements to monitor per stage fracture placement and frac hits in offset wells. Since the technology can be conveyed via wireline, it can also be used to profile production in producing wells.

“The ability to optimize frac design based on reservoir and production response delivers considerable value,” James Pollard, managing director of OptaSense, said. “OptaSense’s fiber-optic measurements, delivering real-time data and visualization, along with Liberty’s hydraulic fracturing stimulation and completion design expertise, will help operators maximize resource recovery in their reservoirs.”

Capturing high resolution data significantly shortens the learning curve for actionable change for operators. FracSense measurements provide per-stage information about fracture azimuth, stage spacing coverage and perforation cluster design and their impact on cluster efficiency. Fluid and proppant volume to first frac hit response improves fracture length and fracture height model calibration as well as evaluating effective well spacing. The data also allows Liberty to help operators determine diversion techniques or alternate stage spacing, as well as to fine-tune perforation designs for optimal cluster efficiency in real time.

“FracSense is our latest service offering strengthening our existing portfolio of fracture optimization technologies,” Chris Wright, Liberty CEO, said. “This adds to our industry leading suite of fracture diagnostics and modeling tools that our renowned technical team utilize to help our customers with completion design optimization and extract maximum value from their resource.”