Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing
Author: Ching H. Yew,Xiaowei Weng
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 244
Release: 2014-09-25
ISBN 10: 0124200117
ISBN 13: 9780124200111
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing Book Review:

Revised to include current components considered for today’s unconventional and multi-fracture grids, Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition explains one of the most important features for fracture design — the ability to predict the geometry and characteristics of the hydraulically induced fracture. With two-thirds of the world’s oil and natural gas reserves committed to unconventional resources, hydraulic fracturing is the best proven well stimulation method to extract these resources from their more remote and complex reservoirs. However, few hydraulic fracture models can properly simulate more complex fractures. Engineers and well designers must understand the underlying mechanics of how fractures are modeled in order to correctly predict and forecast a more advanced fracture network. Updated to accommodate today’s fracturing jobs, Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition enables the engineer to: Understand complex fracture networks to maximize completion strategies Recognize and compute stress shadow, which can drastically affect fracture network patterns Optimize completions by properly modeling and more accurately predicting for today’s hydraulic fracturing completions Discusses the underlying mechanics of creating a fracture from the wellbore Enhanced to include newer modeling components such as stress shadow and interaction of hydraulic fracture with a natural fracture, which aids in more complex fracture networks Updated experimental studies that apply to today’s unconventional fracturing cases

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing
Author: Ching H. Yew
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 182
Release: 1997-03-31
ISBN 10: 9780080536064
ISBN 13: 0080536069
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing Book Review:

This book examines the underlying mechanics of creating a fracture from vertical or deviated wellbores and the propagation of a hydraulic fracture in the reservoir.

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing
Author: Ching H. Yew,Xiaowei Weng
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2017-11-13
ISBN 10: 9780128100950
ISBN 13: 0128100958
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing Book Review:

Revised to include current components considered for today s unconventional and multi-fracture grids, "Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition" explains one of the most important features for fracture design - the ability to predict the geometry and characteristics of the hydraulically induced fracture. With two-thirds of the world s oil and natural gas reserves committed to unconventional resources, hydraulic fracturing is the best proven well stimulation method to extract these resources from their more remote and complex reservoirs. However, few hydraulic fracture models can properly simulate more complex fractures. Engineers and well designers must understand the underlying mechanics of how fractures are modeled in order to correctly predict and forecast a more advanced fracture network. Updated to accommodate today s fracturing jobs, "Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Edition" enables the engineer to: Understand complex fracture networks to maximize completion strategiesRecognize and compute stress shadow, which can drastically affect fracture network patternsOptimize completions by properly modeling and more accurately predicting for today s hydraulic fracturing completions Discusses the underlying mechanics of creating a fracture from the wellbore Enhanced to include newer modeling components such as stress shadow and interaction of hydraulic fracture with a natural fracture, which aids in more complex fracture networksUpdated experimental studies that apply to today s unconventional fracturing cases"

Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics

Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics
Author: Peter Valkó,Michael J. Economides
Publsiher: Wiley-Blackwell
Total Pages: 298
Release: 1995
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015032516489
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics Book Review:

The book explores the theoretical background of one of the most widespread activities in hydrocarbon wells, that of hydraulic fracturing. A comprehensive treatment of the basic phenomena includes: linear elasticity, stresses, fracture geometry and rheology. The diverse concepts of mechanics are integrated into a coherent description of hydraulic fracture propagation. The chapters in the book are cross-referenced throughout and the connections between the various phenomena are emphasized. The book offers readers a unique approach to the subject with the use of many numerical examples.

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling
Author: Yu-Shu Wu
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 566
Release: 2017-12-12
ISBN 10: 0128129999
ISBN 13: 9780128129999
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling Book Review:

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling delivers all the pertinent technology and solutions in one product to become the go-to source for petroleum and reservoir engineers. Providing tools and approaches, this multi-contributed reference presents current and upcoming developments for modeling rock fracturing including their limitations and problem-solving applications. Fractures are common in oil and gas reservoir formations, and with the ongoing increase in development of unconventional reservoirs, more petroleum engineers today need to know the latest technology surrounding hydraulic fracturing technology such as fracture rock modeling. There is tremendous research in the area but not all located in one place. Covering two types of modeling technologies, various effective fracturing approaches and model applications for fracturing, the book equips today’s petroleum engineer with an all-inclusive product to characterize and optimize today’s more complex reservoirs. Offers understanding of the details surrounding fracturing and fracture modeling technology, including theories and quantitative methods Provides academic and practical perspective from multiple contributors at the forefront of hydraulic fracturing and rock mechanics Provides today’s petroleum engineer with model validation tools backed by real-world case studies

Hydraulic Fracturing Explained

Hydraulic Fracturing Explained
Author: Erle C. Donaldson,Waqi Alam,Nasrin Begum
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2014-02-25
ISBN 10: 0127999965
ISBN 13: 9780127999968
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydraulic Fracturing Explained Book Review:

Rocks mechanics legend Erle Donaldson, along with colleagues Waqi Alam and Nasrin Begum from the oil and gas consultant company Tetrahedron, have authored this handbook on updated fundamentals and more recent technology used during a common hydraulic fracturing procedure. Meant for technical and non-technical professionals interested in the subject of hydraulic fracturing, the book provides a clear and simple explanation of the technology and related issues to promote the safe development of petroleum reserves leading to energy independence throughout the world.

Porous Rock Fracture Mechanics

Porous Rock Fracture Mechanics
Author: Amir Shojaei,Jianfu Shao
Publsiher: Woodhead Publishing
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2017-05-05
ISBN 10: 0081007825
ISBN 13: 9780081007822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Porous Rock Fracture Mechanics Book Review:

Porous Rock Failure Mechanics: Hydraulic Fracturing, Drilling and Structural Engineering focuses on the fracture mechanics of porous rocks and modern simulation techniques for progressive quasi-static and dynamic fractures. The topics covered in this volume include a wide range of academic and industrial applications, including petroleum, mining, and civil engineering. Chapters focus on advanced topics in the field of rock’s fracture mechanics and address theoretical concepts, experimental characterization, numerical simulation techniques, and their applications as appropriate. Each chapter reflects the current state-of-the-art in terms of the modern use of fracture simulation in industrial and academic sectors. Some of the major contributions in this volume include, but are not limited to: anisotropic elasto-plastic deformation mechanisms in fluid saturated porous rocks, dynamics of fluids transport in fractured rocks and simulation techniques, fracture mechanics and simulation techniques in porous rocks, fluid-structure interaction in hydraulic driven fractures, advanced numerical techniques for simulation of progressive fracture, including multiscale modeling, and micromechanical approaches for porous rocks, and quasi-static versus dynamic fractures in porous rocks. This book will serve as an important resource for petroleum, geomechanics, drilling and structural engineers, R&D managers in industry and academia. Includes a strong editorial team and quality experts as chapter authors Presents topics identified for individual chapters are current, relevant, and interesting Focuses on advanced topics, such as fluid coupled fractures, rock’s continuum damage mechanics, and multiscale modeling Provides a ‘one-stop’ advanced-level reference for a graduate course focusing on rock’s mechanics

Hydraulic Fracturing

Hydraulic Fracturing
Author: Michael Berry Smith,Carl Montgomery
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 812
Release: 2015-12-16
ISBN 10: 1466566922
ISBN 13: 9781466566927
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydraulic Fracturing Book Review:

Hydraulic Fracturing effectively busts the myths associated with hydraulic fracturing. It explains how to properly engineer and optimize a hydraulically fractured well by selecting the right materials, evaluating the economic benefits of the project, and ensuring the safety and success of the people, environment, and equipment. From data estimation

Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs

Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs
Author: Hoss Belyadi,Ebrahim Fathi,Fatemeh Belyadi
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 632
Release: 2019-06-18
ISBN 10: 0128176660
ISBN 13: 9780128176665
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs Book Review:

Hydraulic Fracturing in Unconventional Reservoirs: Theories, Operations, and Economic Analysis, Second Edition, presents the latest operations and applications in all facets of fracturing. Enhanced to include today’s newest technologies, such as machine learning and the monitoring of field performance using pressure and rate transient analysis, this reference gives engineers the full spectrum of information needed to run unconventional field developments. Covering key aspects, including fracture clean-up, expanded material on refracturing, and a discussion on economic analysis in unconventional reservoirs, this book keeps today's petroleum engineers updated on the critical aspects of unconventional activity. Helps readers understand drilling and production technology and operations in shale gas through real-field examples Covers various topics on fractured wells and the exploitation of unconventional hydrocarbons in one complete reference Presents the latest operations and applications in all facets of fracturing

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology
Author: Johannes Fink
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2013-08-14
ISBN 10: 0124115217
ISBN 13: 9780124115217
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology Book Review:

When classifying fracturing fluids and their additives, it is important that production, operation, and completion engineers understand which chemical should be utilized in different well environments. A user's guide to the many chemicals and chemical additives used in hydraulic fracturing operations, Hydraulic Fracturing Chemicals and Fluids Technology provides an easy-to-use manual to create fluid formulations that will meet project-specific needs while protecting the environment and the life of the well. Fink creates a concise and comprehensive reference that enables the engineer to logically select and use the appropriate chemicals on any hydraulic fracturing job. The first book devoted entirely to hydraulic fracturing chemicals, Fink eliminates the guesswork so the engineer can select the best chemicals needed on the job while providing the best protection for the well, workers and environment. Pinpoints the specific compounds used in any given fracturing operation Provides a systematic approach to classifying fracturing fluid technology to meet specific project needs Eliminates guesswork with easy-to-understand language on selection and components of hydraulic fracturing chemicals Addresses environmental aspects of chemicals to safeguard employees and protect the environment

Fracture Mechanics of Rock

Fracture Mechanics of Rock
Author: Barry Kean Atkinson
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2015-05-11
ISBN 10: 1483292746
ISBN 13: 9781483292748
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracture Mechanics of Rock Book Review:

The analysis of crack problems through fracture mechanics has been applied to the study of materials such as glass, metals and ceramics because relatively simple fracture criteria describe the failure of these materials. The increased attention paid to experimental rock fracture mechanics has led to major contributions to the solving of geophysical problems. The text presents a concise treatment of the physics and mathematics of a representative selection of problems from areas such as earthquake mechanics and prediction, hydraulic fracturing, hot dry rock geothermal energy, fault mechanics, and dynamic fragmentation.

Hydraulic Fracturing in Earth rock Fill Dams

Hydraulic Fracturing in Earth rock Fill Dams
Author: Jun-Jie Wang
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2014-04-11
ISBN 10: 1118725565
ISBN 13: 9781118725566
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hydraulic Fracturing in Earth rock Fill Dams Book Review:

Presents a systematic and comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing, original in its concentration of core soil problems There have been a number of well-studied cases in which dams have failed or been damaged by concentrated leaks for no apparent cause. In some of these experiences, investigators concluded that differential settlement cracks were the probable causes, even though no cracks were seen on the surface. In these examples, it was not determined whether the crack was open before the reservoir filled or whether it might have opened afterward. In several unsolved problems on the safety of the earth-rock fill dam, the problem of hydraulic fracture in the soil core of the earth-rock fill dam is one that is widely paid attention by designers and researchers. Hydraulic fracturing is generally considered as a key cause which may induce the leakage of the dam during first filling. In this extensive book, a new numerical simulate method is suggested. The method is based on the conventional two-dimensional finite element technique, and the theoretical formulations to calculate energy release rate using virtual crack extension method. The influence factors on convergence of calculated J integral are investigated. The accuracy of the calculated J integral is verified by analysing the three typical problems in Fracture Mechanics, in which propagation of crack may follow mode I, mode II and mixed mode I-II respectively. Using the new numerical method, the factors affecting the occurrence of hydraulic fracturing in the earth-rock fill dam are investigated. The investigating results indicate that increasing any of the Young’s modulus, the Poisson’s ratio and the density of the core soil is helpful to reduce the likelihood of the occurrence of hydraulic fracturing. The likelihood of the occurrence of hydraulic fracturing increases with increasing the water level or the crack depth. The lower part of the dam core is the zone in which the phenomenon of hydraulic fracturing may be induced easily. As an example to analyse the ability of earth-rock fill dam to resist hydraulic fracturing, the Nuozhadu Dam located in Western China is analysed. Presents a systematic and comprehensive study of hydraulic fracturing, original in its concentration of core soil problems Focuses on the problem of hydraulic fracturing in earth-rock fill dams from three aspects; conditions and mechanisms of hydraulic fracturing, criterion of hydraulic fracturing, and numerical method on hydraulic fracturing Examines advanced laboratory soil testing, application of numerical methods and field testing/monitoring, all needed for a better understanding of hydraulic fracturing in earth/rock fill dams Provides an essential reference in an area of scarce research in this field, and the need in high earth dam construction in developing countries is pressing Ideal for researchers in Hydraulic and Geotechnical Engineering Fields; Students on Masters or PhD courses; as well as Designers and Constructors in Hydraulic and Geotechnical Engineering Fields.

Fracture Mechanics

Fracture Mechanics
Author: Lucas Alves
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 332
Release: 2016-10-19
ISBN 10: 953512708X
ISBN 13: 9789535127086
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fracture Mechanics Book Review:

This book is a collection of 13 chapters divided into seven sections: Section I: "General Foundations of the Stress Field and Toughness" with one chapter, Section II: "Fractography and Impact Analysis" with two chapters, Section III: "Toughness Fracture" with three chapters, Section IV: "Fracture Behavior" with two chapters, Section V: "Natural and Hydraulic Fractures" with two chapters, section VI: "Fatigue" with one chapter and Section VII: "Fracture Biomaterials and compatible" with two chapters. This book covers a wide range of application of fracture mechanics in materials science, engineering, rock prospecting, dentistry and medicine. The book is aimed towards materials scientists, metallurgists, mechanical and civil engineers, doctors and dentists and can also be well used in education, research and industry.

Numerical Simulation in Hydraulic Fracturing Multiphysics Theory and Applications

Numerical Simulation in Hydraulic Fracturing  Multiphysics Theory and Applications
Author: Xinpu Shen,William Standifird
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 168
Release: 2017-03-27
ISBN 10: 1351796283
ISBN 13: 9781351796286
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Numerical Simulation in Hydraulic Fracturing Multiphysics Theory and Applications Book Review:

The expansion of unconventional petroleum resources in the recent decade and the rapid development of computational technology have provided the opportunity to develop and apply 3D numerical modeling technology to simulate the hydraulic fracturing of shale and tight sand formations. This book presents 3D numerical modeling technologies for hydraulic fracturing developed in recent years, and introduces solutions to various 3D geomechanical problems related to hydraulic fracturing. In the solution processes of the case studies included in the book, fully coupled multi-physics modeling has been adopted, along with innovative computational techniques, such as submodeling. In practice, hydraulic fracturing is an essential project component in shale gas/oil development and tight sand oil, and provides an essential measure in the process of drilling cuttings reinjection (CRI). It is also an essential measure for widened mud weight window (MWW) when drilling through naturally fractured formations; the process of hydraulic plugging is a typical application of hydraulic fracturing. 3D modeling and numerical analysis of hydraulic fracturing is essential for the successful development of tight oil/gas formations: it provides accurate solutions for optimized stage intervals in a multistage fracking job. It also provides optimized well-spacing for the design of zipper-frac wells. Numerical estimation of casing integrity under stimulation injection in the hydraulic fracturing process is one of major concerns in the successful development of unconventional resources. This topic is also investigated numerically in this book. Numerical solutions to several other typical geomechanics problems related to hydraulic fracturing, such as fluid migration caused by fault reactivation and seismic activities, are also presented. This book can be used as a reference textbook to petroleum, geotechnical and geothermal engineers, to senior undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students, and to geologists, hydrogeologists, geophysicists and applied mathematicians working in this field. This book is also a synthetic compendium of both the fundamentals and some of the most advanced aspects of hydraulic fracturing technology.

Advances in Natural Gas Emerging Technologies

Advances in Natural Gas Emerging Technologies
Author: Hamid Al-Megren,Rashid Altamimi
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-08-02
ISBN 10: 9535134337
ISBN 13: 9789535134336
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Advances in Natural Gas Emerging Technologies Book Review:

Natural gas has become the world's primary supply of energy in the last decades. It is naturally occurring from the decomposition of organic materials, over the past 150 million years ago, into hydrocarbons. It is considered one of the most useful energy sources and the fastest growing energy source in the world. This book presents state-of-the-art advances in natural gas emerging technologies. It contains ten chapters divided into three sections that cover natural gas technology, utilization, and alternative.

Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing

Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 424
Release: 2017-10-30
ISBN 10: 0128128038
ISBN 13: 9780128128039
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing Book Review:

Environmental Issues Concerning Hydraulic Fracturing, Volume One captures the state-of-the-art research currently used to evaluate the potential impact of unconventional gas and oil gas extraction processes. Topics in this comprehensive guide on the topic include chapters on The Human Health Implications of Unconventional Oil and Gas Development, The use of Noble Gas Analysis and other Forensic Techniques in Characterizing Contamination Pathways Associated with Oil and Gas Development, Well Integrity, Contamination Mechanisms and Groundwater Impacts Associated with Unconventional Oil and Gas Development, and Advances in Fracturing and Well Construction: Improving Efficiency and Reducing Risks. This serial explores a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies used to study the potential environmental impact and various processes in the massive industrial process of shale exploration and resource extraction. Covers a wide breadth of emerging and state-of-the-art technologies Includes contributions from an International board of authors Provides a comprehensive set of reviews, covering the potential impact of unconventional gas and oil gas extraction processes

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology
Author: Peter Bobrowsky,Brian Marker
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 1000
Release: 2018-08-14
ISBN 10: 9783319735665
ISBN 13: 3319735667
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology Book Review:

This volume addresses the multi-disciplinary topic of engineering geology and the environment, one of the fastest growing, most relevant and applied fields of research and study within the geosciences. It covers the fundamentals of geology and engineering where the two fields overlap and, in addition, highlights specialized topics that address principles, concepts and paradigms of the discipline, including operational terms, materials, tools, techniques and methods as well as processes, procedures and implications. A number of well known and respected international experts contributed to this authoritative volume, thereby ensuring proper geographic representation, professional credibility and reliability. This superb volume provides a dependable and ready source of information on approximately 300 topical entries relevant to all aspects of engineering geology. Extensive illustrations, figures, images, tables and detailed bibliographic citations ensure that the comprehensively defined contributions are broadly and clearly explained. The Encyclopedia of Engineering Geology provides a ready source of reference for several fields of study and practice including civil engineers, geologists, physical geographers, architects, hazards specialists, hydrologists, geotechnicians, geophysicists, geomorphologists, planners, resource explorers, and many others. As a key library reference, this book is an essential technical source for undergraduate and graduate students in their research. Teachers/professors can rely on it as the final authority and the first source of reference on engineering geology related studies as it provides an exceptional resource to train and educate the next generation of practitioners.

Applied Petroleum Geomechanics

Applied Petroleum Geomechanics
Author: Jon Jincai Zhang
Publsiher: Gulf Professional Publishing
Total Pages: 534
Release: 2019-06-15
ISBN 10: 0128148152
ISBN 13: 9780128148150
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Petroleum Geomechanics Book Review:

Applied Petroleum Geomechanics provides a bridge between theory and practice as a daily use reference that contains direct industry applications. Going beyond the basic fundamentals of rock properties, this guide covers critical field and lab tests, along with interpretations from actual drilling operations and worldwide case studies, including abnormal formation pressures from many major petroleum basins. Rounding out with borehole stability solutions and the geomechanics surrounding hydraulic fracturing and unconventional reservoirs, this comprehensive resource gives petroleum engineers a much-needed guide on how to tackle today’s advanced oil and gas operations. Presents methods in formation evaluation and the most recent advancements in the area, including tools, techniques and success stories Bridges the gap between theory of rock mechanics and practical oil and gas applications Helps readers understand pore pressure calculations and predictions that are critical to shale and hydraulic activity

Handbook of Hydraulic Fracturing

Handbook of Hydraulic Fracturing
Author: James G. Speight
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-03-15
ISBN 10: 1118673042
ISBN 13: 9781118673041
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Handbook of Hydraulic Fracturing Book Review:

Presents an up-to-date description of current and new hydraulic fracturing processes Details Emerging Technologies such as Fracture Treatment Design, Open Hole Fracturing, Screenless Completions, Sand Control, Fracturing Completions and Productivity Covers Environmental Impact issues including Geological Disturbance; Chemicals used in Fracturing; General Chemicals; Toxic Chemicals; and Air, Water, Land, and Health impacts Provides many process diagrams as well as tables of feedstocks and their respective products

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics
Author: Mark D. Zoback,Arjun H. Kohli
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 400
Release: 2019-04-30
ISBN 10: 1107087074
ISBN 13: 9781107087071
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Unconventional Reservoir Geomechanics Book Review:

A comprehensive overview of the key geologic, geomechanical and engineering principles that govern the development of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. Covering hydrocarbon-bearing formations, horizontal drilling, reservoir seismology and environmental impacts, this is an invaluable resource for geologists, geophysicists and reservoir engineers.