About the book
Hydraulic fracturing is a process normally employed to induce flow during reservoir oil and gas production. It is commonly used in unconventional gas production, enhanced oil and gas recovery (EOR), and enhanced coal bed methane (ECBM) recovery. The underlying concept of hydraulic fracturing is the creation of fractures in reservoir rocks by injecting high volumes of high pressured fluids so as to stimulate flow.
The mechanisms of hydraulic fracturing are complex, and so are the tools and operation techniques required to successfully and effectively integrate the process during oil and gas production.
This books explores the various components of hydraulic fracturing by illustrating the principles and concepts that form the theoretical framework, and the operational procedures employed in real-life field practice. A simplified approach is adopted to encourage readers who are seeking information on the fundamental principles and how these relate to field-scale applications. It is a functional resource for students, academics and industry practitioners.