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Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing

This book comprises the proceedings for the International Conference for Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing (HF2013) which was held 20-22 May 2013 in Brisbane, Australia. The conference goal was to advance hydraulic fracturing technology that is effective in its purpose and sustainable in its impacts on communities and environments by bringing together hydraulic fracturing experts not only from the petroleum industry, but also from other application areas of hydraulic fracturing such as mining and geothermal energy production. Topics include hydraulic fracturing of naturally fractured formations, well completions and fracture initiation, induced seismicity, experimental investigations, and coupled modelling. Beyond this mix of traditional hydraulic fracturing research topics, this book includes papers on applications in mining and also on regulations, risk, and communities.

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Effective and Sustainable Hydraulic FracturingEdited by Rob Jeffrey

Published: May 17th 2013

DOI: 10.5772/45724

ISBN: 978-953-51-1137-5

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1. Fracturing Fluids

By Carl Montgomery

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2. Fracturing Fluid Components

By Carl Montgomery

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3. Fractures and Fracturing - Hydraulic fracturing in Jointed Rock

By Charles Fairhurst

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4. Five Things You Didn’t Want to Know about Hydraulic Fractures

By Vincent M.C.

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5. EGS — Goodbye or Back to the Future 95

By Reinhard Jung

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6. Understanding Hydraulic Fracture Growth, Effectiveness, and Safety Through Microseismic Monitoring

By Norman Warpinski

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7. Development of Fracture Networks Through Hydraulic Fracture Growth in Naturally Fractured Reservoirs

By Xi Zhang and Rob Jeffrey

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8. Hydraulic Fracture Propagation Across a Weak Discontinuity Controlled by Fluid Injection

By Dimitry Chuprakov, Olga Melchaeva and Romain Prioul

2112

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9. Effect of Flow Rate and Viscosity on Complex Fracture Development in UFM Model

By Olga Kresse, Xiaowei Weng, Dimitry Chuprakov, Romain Prioul and Charles Cohen

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10. Hydrochemical and Hydrogeological Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing in the Karoo, South Africa

By G. Steyl and G. J. van Tonder

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11. Regulatory Nirvana for Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation

By Barry Goldstein, Michael Malavazos, Alexandra Wickham, Michael Jarosz, Dominic Pepicelli, Mieka Webb and Dale Wenham

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12. How Can Understanding Community Concerns About Hydraulic Fracturing Help to Address Them?

By S.T. Cham and P. Stone

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13. Numerical Study of Interaction Between Hydraulic Fracture and Discrete Fracture Network

By Azadeh Riahi and Branko Damjanac

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14. Hydraulic Fracturing in Formations with Permeable Natural Fractures

By Olga Kresse and Xiaowei Weng

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15. Injection Modeling and Shear Failure Predictions in Tight Gas Sands — A Coupled Geomechanical Simulation Approach

By Arshad Islam and Antonin Settari

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16. The Role of Natural Fractures in Shale Gas Production

By Ian Walton and John McLennan

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17. Do Perforated Completions Have Value for Engineered Geothermal Systems

By Walter Glauser, John McLennan and Ian Walton

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18. Differentiating Applications of Hydraulic Fracturing

By Joel Adams and Clem Rowe

1998

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19. Initiation and Breakdown of an Axisymmetric Hydraulic Fracture Transverse to a Horizontal Wellbore

By Safdar Abbas and Brice Lecampion

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20. Hydraulic and Sleeve Fracturing Laboratory Experiments on 6 Rock Types

By Sebastian Brenne, Michael Molenda, Ferdinand Stöckhert and Michael Alber

1977

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21. Microseismic Monitoring Developments in Hydraulic Fracture Stimulation

By Mirko van der Baan, David Eaton and Maurice Dusseault

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22. Blue Shift in the Spectrum of Arrival Times of Acoustic Signals Emitted during Laboratory Hydraulic Fracturing

By Arcady V. Dyskin, Elena Pasternak, Andrew P. Bunger and James Kear

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23. A Numerical Investigation of Fault Slip Triggered by Hydraulic Fracturing

By Neda Zangeneh, Erik Eberhardt, R. Marc Bustin and Amanda Bustin

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24. Numerical Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing in Heterogeneous Rock: The Effect of Perforation Angles and Bedding Plane on Hydraulic Fractures Evolutions

By Xiaoxi Men, Chun’an Tang, Shanyong Wang, Yongping Li, Tao Yang and Tianhui Ma

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25. Quantitative Evaluation of Completion Techniques on Influencing Shale Fracture ‘Complexity’

By N. Nagel, F. Zhang, M. Sanchez-Nagel and B. Lee

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26. Modeling of Proppant Permeability and Inertial Factor for Fluid Flow Through Packed Columns

By Bruce R. Meyer, Lucas W. Bazan and Doug Walls

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27. A New Approach to Hydraulic Stimulation of Geothermal Reservoirs by Roughness Induced Fracture Opening

By Nima Gholizadeh Doonechaly, Sheik S. Rahman and Andrei Kotousov

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28. Fracture Network Connectivity — A Key To Hydraulic Fracturing Effectiveness and Microseismicity Generation

By F. Zhang, N. Nagel, B. Lee and M. Sanchez-Nagel

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29. Fluid-Driven Fracture in a Poroelastic Rock

By Yevhen Kovalyshen and Emmanuel Detournay

2007

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30. Pressurization of a PKN Fracture in a Permeable Rock During Injection of a Low Viscosity Fluid

By Erfan Sarvaramini and Dmitry I. Garagash

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31. Modified Formulation, ε-Regularization and the Efficient Solution of Hydraulic Fracture Problems

By Alexander M. Linkov and Gennady Mishuris

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32. The Geomechanical Interaction of Multiple Hydraulic Fractures in Horizontal Wells

By Sau-Wai Wong, Mikhail Geilikman and Guanshui Xu

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33. Numerical Simulation of Sequential and Simultaneous Hydraulic Fracturing

By Varahanaresh Sesetty and Ahmad Ghassemi

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34. Three Dimensional Forms of Closely-Spaced Hydraulic Fractures

By James Kear, Justine White, Andrew P. Bunger, Rob Jeffrey and Mir- Akbar Hessami

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35. The XFEM with an Explicit-Implicit Crack Description for Hydraulic Fracture Problems

By N. Weber, P. Siebert, K. Willbrand, M. Feinendegen, C. Clauser and T. P. Fries

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36. An ABAQUS Implementation of the XFEM for Hydraulic Fracture Problems

By Zuorong Chen

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37. Stress Intensity Factor Determination for Three-Dimensional Crack Using the Displacement Discontinuity Method with Applications to Hydraulic Fracture Height Growth and Non- Planar Propagation Paths

By Farrokh Sheibani and Jon Olson

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38. Secondary Fractures and Their Potential Impacts on Hydraulic Fractures Efficiency

By Arash Dahi Taleghani, Milad Ahmadi and J.E. Olson

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39. Importance of Fracture Closure to Cuttings Injection Efficiency

By Mao Bai, Arturo Diaz, John McLennan and Juan Reyna

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40. The Fate of Injected Water in Shale Formations

By Hongtao Jia, John McLennan and Milind Deo

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41. Three-Dimensional Numerical Model of Hydraulic Fracturing in Fractured Rock Masses

By B. Damjanac, C. Detournay, P.A. Cundall and Varun

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42. Testing and Review of Various Displacement Discontinuity Elements for LEFM Crack Problems

By Hyunil Jo and Robert Hurt

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43. The Impact of the Near-Tip Logic on the Accuracy and Convergence Rate of Hydraulic Fracture Simulators Compared to Reference Solutions

By Brice Lecampion, Anthony Peirce, Emmanuel Detournay, Xi Zhang, Zuorong Chen, Andrew Bunger, Christine Detournay, John Napier, Safdar Abbas, Dmitry Garagash and Peter Cundall

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44. Hydraulic Fracturing Mine Back Trials — Design Rationale and Project Status

By Peter K. Kaiser, Benoît Valley, Maurice B. Dusseault and Damien Duff

1936

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45. Monitoring and Measuring Hydraulic Fracturing Growth During Preconditioning of a Roof Rock over a Coal Longwall Panel

By R. G. Jeffrey, Z. Chen, K. W. Mills and S. Pegg

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46. Estimation of the Impact of Mining on Stresses by Actual Measurements in Pre and Post Mining Stages by Hydrofracture Method–A Case Study in a Copper Mine

By Smarajit Sengupta, Dhubburi S. Subrahmanyam, Rabindra Kumar Sinha and Govinda Shyam

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47. An Efficient and Accurate Approach for Studying the Heat Extraction from Multiple Recharge and Discharge Wells

By Bisheng Wu, Xi Zhang, Andrew Bunger and Rob Jeffrey

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48. Thermal Effects on Shear Fracturing and Injectivity During CO2 Storage

By Somayeh Goodarzi, Antonin Settari, Mark Zoback and David W. Keith

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49. Scale Model Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing for EGS Reservoir Creation Using a Heated True-Triaxial Apparatus

By Luke Frash, Marte Gutierrez and Jesse Hampton

1948

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50. Comparison of Hydraulic and Conventional Tensile Strength Tests

By Michael Molenda, Ferdinand Stöckhert, Sebastian Brenne and Michael Alber

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51. Formation Fracturing by Pore Pressure Drop (Laboratory Study)

By Sergey Turuntaev, Olga Melchaeva and Evgeny Zenchenko

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52. Optimizing Hydraulic Fracturing Treatment Integrating Geomechanical Analysis and Reservoir Simulation for a Fractured Tight Gas Reservoir, Tarim Basin, China

By Feng Gui, Khalil Rahman, Daniel Moos, George Vassilellis, Chao Li, Qing Liu, Fuxiang Zhang, Jianxin Peng, Xuefang Yuan and Guoqing Zou

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53. Investigation of Hydraulic and Natural Fracture Interaction: Numerical Modeling or Artificial Intelligence?

By Reza Keshavarzi and Reza Jahanbakhshi

2022

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