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minifrac

1. n. [Well Workover and Intervention]
A small fracturing treatment performed before the main hydraulic fracturing treatment to acquire critical job design and execution data and confirm the predicted response of the treatment interval. The minifrac procedure provides key design data from the parameters associated with the injection of fluids and the subsequent pressure decline. The final job procedures and treatment parameters are refined according to the results of the minifrac treatment.