Reservoir stress state simulator for determining of fracture growth direction

Category: 15-1
A.I. Fedorov, A.R. Davletova


UDC 539.3



A.I. Fedorov, A.R. Davletova 

LLC “RN-OufaNIPIneft”, Oufa, Russia 

Abstract. A basic model and a computational algorithm are described for stress state evaluation of the layer. The model includes arbitrarily oriented fractures and non-uniform pressure field. The method developed allows to calculate the direction of fracture generation and growth in presence of altered pressure field. 

Keywords: porous saturated medium, formation stress state, hydraulic fracturing, direction of fracture generation.  


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