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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1635
... and pretentious hydraulic fracture propagation in challenging geomechanical conditions, e.g. high ductility/brittleness, anisotropy, leak-off and tectonics. The advanced XFEM hydraulic fracturing model has been tested and validated for single and multistage hydraulic fracturing by comparing with analytical...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1394
... ABSTRACT: Material heterogeneity is commonplace in rock masses, and thus it is vital to investigate its influence on hydraulic fracture propagation in tight reservoir rocks. Here, based on the combined finite-discrete element method, two series of models with uniformly-distributed and Weibull...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1810
... the direction of hydraulic fracture propagation and make the hydraulic fracture deflect towards the direction of vertical maximum horizontal principal stress. And the pore pressure has a bidirectional effect on fracture propagation. The influence of the initial pore pressure on the direction of hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the 55th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 18–25, 2021
Paper Number: ARMA-2021-1836
... hydraulic fracture propagation coefficient matrix equation displacement contour freedom principal stress ARMA 21 1836 XFEM simulation for Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Saturated Porous Medium Sircar, Subhadeep Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India Maji, V. B. Indian...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-0250
.... However, few studies have been done on the simulation of hydraulic fracture propagation under real Bakken Formation's mechanical properties and field stresses. The objective of this study was to investigate numerically the effects of the in-situ stresses and formation properties on the geometry...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-0254
... of the least principal stress with depth have an important influence on vertical hydraulic fracture propagation. shale gas fracturing fluid Reservoir Characterization hydraulic fracturing reservoir geomechanics proppant creep strain Upstream Oil & Gas variation hydraulic fracture...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1617
..., which accounts for the full fluid-solid coupling nature of hydraulic fracture propagation, stress interactions between multiple growing fractures, and the coupling with the wellbore flow via entry friction. We restrict the hydraulic fractures to be fully contained in the reservoir. After presenting...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1844
... ABSTRACT: The remarkable heterogeneity of conglomerates may lead to the difficulty of controlling the fracture morphology of hydraulic fracturing, so study on hydraulic fracture propagation of conglomerates is needed. The experimental equipment uses the true tri-axial fracturing simulation...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1813
... specimens. The high attenuation of neutrons by hydrogen atoms provides a unique opportunity to directly monitor the local water flow in the rock mass volume. reservoir geomechanics hydraulic fracture propagation experiment shale specimen digital image correlation hydraulic fracturing...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-1899
... and their geometry in the heterogeneous medium and, therefore, appear to play a critical role in the interaction between fluid-driven fractures. hydraulic fracturing aperture Injection Rate fluid-driven fracture Artificial Intelligence hydraulic fracture propagation fluid pressure finite element method...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-2080
... and comment on the application done on a real field operation. Results remark the importance of effectively assessing remote stresses and the mechanical characterization of this weak layers. Reservoir Characterization complex reservoir hydraulic fracturing Simulation hydraulic fracture propagation...
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Paper presented at the 53rd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 23–26, 2019
Paper Number: ARMA-2019-2008
... treatments. The final geometry of the hydraulic fracture (HF) can be different when interacting with these two types of natural fractures (NF). This work proposes a numerical approach using finite element method to study the hydraulic fracture propagation and its interaction with sealed and open natural...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-917
... and rate of fracturing fluid. The above conclusions have important reference significance for the fracturing design of fractured reservoirs. hydraulic fracturing natural fracture fracture network Artificial Intelligence hydraulic fracture propagation experiment Upstream Oil & Gas...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-872
... ABSTRACT: Unconventional petroleum resources occur in formations that are layered and or contain natural fractures posing challenges to modeling of reservoir stimulation. In this paper, we use a 3D fully coupled hydro-mechanical model to analyze hydraulic fracturing propagation in a layered...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-1134
... loading can be detected and fixed at the earlier stage to avoid the sample was damaged. shale gas hydraulic fracture propagation fracture toughness hydraulic fracturing system leakage Rasouli Upstream Oil & Gas Zhang optimized approach laboratory hf test complex reservoir strength...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-189
..., we applied extended finite element method (XFEM) basad-cohesive zone method (CZM) in combination with Phantom Nodr Method (CPNM) to model fracture propagation at reservoir with different mechanical homogeneity. Numerical experiments confirms that MZF scenario can asseat hydraulic fracture propagation...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-959
... and injection rate. The hydraulic fracture propagate towards to hollow cavities without considering confining stress. The influence of natural cavities on hydraulic fracturing will reduce when confining stress or injection rate increases. 1. Introduction Naturally fractured-vuggy reservoirs widely exist all...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-1030
.... In this paper we study the evolution of hydraulic fractures in a naturally fractured anisotropic rock mass using a newly developed 2D displacement discontinuity hydraulic fracture propagation model. The natural fractures (joints) are modeled using frictional displacement discontinuity elements that can handle...
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Paper presented at the 52nd U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 17–20, 2018
Paper Number: ARMA-2018-1001
... concept as it applies to the SIGMA-V (EGS Collab) geothermal energy research field site. Upstream Oil & Gas hydraulic fracturing reservoir geomechanics Reservoir Characterization hydraulic fracture propagation stimulation laboratory hydraulically flow rate experiment layout Injection...
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Paper presented at the 51st U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 25–28, 2017
Paper Number: ARMA-2017-0780
... network Upstream Oil & Gas Reservoir Characterization hydraulic fracturing hydraulic fracture propagation Oldenburg experiment strength Simulation laboratory orientation heterogeneity borehole flow in porous media Fluid Dynamics modeling particle national laboratory fracture...

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