Modeling of Hydraulic Fracture Propagation in Shale Gas Reservoirs: A Three-Dimensional, Two-Phase Model

Chong Hyun Ahn, Robert Dilmore, John Yilin Wang

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Abstract

A three-dimensional, two-phase, dual-continuum hydraulic fracture (HF) propagation simulator was developed and implemented. This paper presents a detailed method for efficient and effective modeling of the fluid flow within fracture and matrix as well as fluid leakoff, fracture height growth, and the fracture network propagation. Both a method for solving the system of coupled equations, and a verification of the developed model are presented herein.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number012903
JournalJournal of Energy Resources Technology, Transactions of the ASME
Volume139
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
  • Fuel Technology
  • Energy Engineering and Power Technology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Geochemistry and Petrology

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