A partition of unity based model for hydraulic fracturing

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In this contribution we present a partition of unity based model for the simulation of hydraulic fracturing processes. Bulk poroelasticity is based on the Biot theory. The pressure in the fracture is included as an additional degree of freedom. A Fracture can grow in arbitrary directions by using the Camacho Ortiz fracture criterion with a cohesive zone formulation. The performance of the numerical model is addressed by considering fracture propagation from a 2D borehole. The initial stress field is validated with Kirsch's analytical solution. The results from the numerical model indicate that preferred direction of a hydraulic fracture is in the direction of the highest confining stress. In future works this model will include the nucleation of fractures and can be applied to more complex hydraulic fracturing situations.
LanguageEnglish
Title of host publication76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2014, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, 16-19 June 2014
PublisherAEGE
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StatePublished - 2014
Eventconference; 27th EAGE conference Amsterdam; 2014-06-16; 2014-06-19 -
Duration: 16 Jun 201419 Jun 2014

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Conferenceconference; 27th EAGE conference Amsterdam; 2014-06-16; 2014-06-19
Period16/06/1419/06/14
Other27th EAGE conference Amsterdam

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poroelasticity
Biot theory
fracture propagation
stress field
nucleation
borehole
hydraulic fracturing
simulation
freedom

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Remij, E. W., Remmers, J. J. C., Huyghe, J. M. R. J., & Smeulders, D. M. J. (2014). A partition of unity based model for hydraulic fracturing. In 76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2014, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, 16-19 June 2014 AEGE. DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20141077
Remij, E.W. ; Remmers, J.J.C. ; Huyghe, J.M.R.J. ; Smeulders, D.M.J./ A partition of unity based model for hydraulic fracturing. 76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2014, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, 16-19 June 2014. AEGE, 2014.
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Remij, EW, Remmers, JJC, Huyghe, JMRJ & Smeulders, DMJ 2014, A partition of unity based model for hydraulic fracturing. in 76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2014, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, 16-19 June 2014. AEGE, conference; 27th EAGE conference Amsterdam; 2014-06-16; 2014-06-19, 16/06/14. DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20141077

A partition of unity based model for hydraulic fracturing. / Remij, E.W.; Remmers, J.J.C.; Huyghe, J.M.R.J.; Smeulders, D.M.J.

76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2014, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, 16-19 June 2014. AEGE, 2014.

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Remij EW, Remmers JJC, Huyghe JMRJ, Smeulders DMJ. A partition of unity based model for hydraulic fracturing. In 76th EAGE Conference & Exhibition 2014, Amsterdam RAI, The Netherlands, 16-19 June 2014. AEGE. 2014. Available from, DOI: 10.3997/2214-4609.20141077