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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-034
...Chapter 2 Fracturing Fluid Components Carl Montgomery Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56422 Abstract The materials and chemistry used to manufacture hydraulic fracture fluids are often confus ing and difficult for the practicing hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-050
... the thermal recovery Behavior of an engineered geothermal system (EGS), this paper develops a model in which fluid circulates in a single, planar hydraulic fracture with a constant hydraulic aperture via multiple recharging and discharging wells. The coupled equations for heat convection in the fracture plane...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-012
...Chapter 3 Fractures and Fracturing: Hydraulic Fracturing in Jointed Rock Charles Fairhurst Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56366 Abstract Rock in situ is arguably the most complex material encountered in any engineering disci pline. Deformed...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-053
... ABSTRACT In this work, the effect of fracture network connectivity on hydraulic fracturing effectiveness was investigated using a discrete element numerical model. The simulation results show that natural fracture density can significantly affect the hydraulic fracturing effectiveness, which...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-013
...Chapter 49 Scale Model Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing for EGS Reservoir Creation Using a Heated True-Triaxial Apparatus Luke Frash, Marte Gutierrez and Jesse Hampton Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56113 Abstract Geothermal energy technology...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-010
...Chapter 27 A New Approach to Hydraulic Stimulation of Geothermal Reservoirs by Roughness Induced Fracture Opening Nima Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Sheik S. Rahman and Andrei Kotousov Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56447 Abstract Hydraulic fracturing...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-007
...Chapter 36 An ABAQUS Implementation of the XFEM for Hydraulic Fracture Problems Zuorong Chen Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56287 Abstract A new finite element has been implemented in ABAQUS to incorporate the extended finite element method...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-002
...Chapter 18 Differentiating Applications of Hydraulic Fracturing Joel Adams and Clem Rowe Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56114 Abstract Hydraulic fracturing has received abundant media attention in recent years due to a rapid increase in the use...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-011
...Chapter 22 Blue Shift in the Spectrum of Arrival Times of Acoustic Signals Emitted during Laboratory Hydraulic Fracturing Arcady V. Dyskin, Elena Pasternak, Andrew P. Bunger and James Kear Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56448 Abstract We discuss...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-008
...Chapter 8 Hydraulic Fracture Propagation Across a Weak Discontinuity Controlled by Fluid Injection Dimitry Chuprakov, Olga Melchaeva and Romain Prioul Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/55941 Abstract We investigated the problem of a hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-003
...Chapter 21 Microseismic Monitoring Developments in Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation Mirko van der Baan, David Eaton and Maurice Dusseault Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56444 Abstract The last decade has seen a significantly increased interest...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-014
... and hydraulic fracturing experience, refined to some extent with recent shale gas and shale oil stimulation campaigns, can be adapted for geothermal applications, it may be possible to improve the chances for successful EGS. One central issue for vertical, inclined, extended reach or horizontally drilled wells...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-035
... ABSTRACT When fracturing, viscosity play a major role in providing sufficient fracture width to insure proppant entrance into the fracture, carrying the proppant from the wellbore to the fracture tip, generating a desired net pressure to control height growth and providing fluid loss control...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-026
... fracturing materials waterflooding enhanced recovery fracturing fluid reservoir geomechanics proppant transition time propagation regime asymptote assumption dimensionless group Simulation backstress parametric space poroelastic medium different propagation regime Detournay...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-022
... the basement had been regarded as a competent rock mass and the leading exploitation scheme was to connect two inclined boreholes by a number of parallel fractures created by hydraulic fracturing in short insulated borehole sections. Realizing that the basement contains open natural fractures even at great...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-009
...Chapter 41 Three-Dimensional Numerical Model of Hydraulic Fracturing in Fractured Rock Masses B. Damjanac, C. Detournay, P.A. Cundall and Varun Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56313 Abstract Conventional methods for simulation of hydraulic...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-047
...Chapter 6 Understanding Hydraulic Fracture Growth, Effectiveness, and Safety Through Microseismic Monitoring Norm R. Warpinski Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/55974 1. Introduction Microseismic monitoring has become a valuable tool for optimizing...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-043
... ABSTRACT Outcrop studies have revealed the presence of abundant cemented fractures in many low permeable formations. Recovered cores have also revealed the opening of some of these smaller size fractures on the wall surface of main hydraulic fractures. Furthermore, early-production well...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-052
... ABSTRACT A 2-D numerical study was carried out, using a fully coupled rock deformation and fluid flow hydraulic fracturing model, on fracture network formation by advancing, widening and interconnecting discrete natural fractures in a low-permeability rock, some of which are small enough...
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Paper presented at the ISRM International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing, May 20–22, 2013
Paper Number: ISRM-ICHF-2013-001
...Chapter 19 Initiation and Breakdown of an Axisymmetric Hydraulic Fracture Transverse to a Horizontal Wellbore Safdar Abbas and Brice Lecampion Additional information is available at the end of the chapter httpdx.doi.org/10.5772/56262 Abstract We investigate the initiation and early-stage...

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