Breaking Ground: Energy conservation and generating fracture complexity

One of the greatest challenges in geomechanics and petroleum engineering is the effective hydraulic stimulation of unconventional oil and gas reservoirs. With a better understanding of fracture stress, operators can promote shear fracture development without impinging on fracture development in successive stages. This white paper examines the rock stress after a stage has been stimulated and how that impacts fracture complexity, fracture surface area and reservoir drainage efficiency.

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