Predicting Fracture Attributes in the Travis Peak Formation Using Quantitative Mechanical Modeling and Structural Diagenesis

@inproceedings{Rijken2002PredictingFA,
  title={Predicting Fracture Attributes in the Travis Peak Formation Using Quantitative Mechanical Modeling and Structural Diagenesis},
  author={Peggy Rijken},
  year={2002}
}
ABSTRACT Fluid flow prediction in naturally fractured reservoirs is challenging, since fracture pattern attributes such as aperture, filling, spacing, length and connectivity are difficult to obtain from core samples and logs. We combine two methods that circumvent this sampling problem to predict fracture characteristics within the Travis Peak Formation. Firstly, a geomechanical approach is employed to estimate aperture, spacing, length and connectivity of the fracture pattern. This model uses… CONTINUE READING