Fracture-fault Networks and Role of Nested Topology on the Mechanical Response and Connectivity for Tight Gas Extraction

@inproceedings{Hardebol2014FracturefaultNA,
  title={Fracture-fault Networks and Role of Nested Topology on the Mechanical Response and Connectivity for Tight Gas Extraction},
  author={N. J. Hardebol and G. Bertotti},
  year={2014}
}
Our aim is to quantify the role of intermediate length scale pre-existing faults and fractures on the critical loading of first order faults and on the potential for enhancement of fracture network. The arrangement of smaller scale natural fractures relative to larger-scale faults is subject of our combined outcrop and numerical modelling study. In this study we perform finite element geomechanical simulation to quantify mechanical response in terms of loading and failure of complex network of… CONTINUE READING

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