Complementary hydro-mechanical coupled finite/discrete element and microseismic modelling to predict hydraulic fracture propagation in tight shale reservoirs

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Profit, M; Dutko, M; Yu, J; Cole, S; Angus, D; Baird, A;
  • Publisher: Springer Verlag

This paper presents a novel approach to predict the propagation of hydraulic fractures in tight shale reservoirs. Many hydraulic fracture modelling schemes assume that the fracture direction is pre-seeded in the problem domain discretization. This is a severe limitation... View more
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