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Title: High strain rate method of producing optimized fracture networks in reservoirs

Abstract

A system of fracturing a geological formation penetrated by a borehole. At least one borehole is drilled into or proximate the geological formation. An energetic charge is placed in the borehole. The energetic charge is detonated fracturing the geological formation.

Inventors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1185297
Patent Number(s):
9,062,545
Application Number:
13/533,795
Assignee:
Lawrence Livermore National Security, LLC (Livermore, CA)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Patent
Resource Relation:
Patent File Date: 2012 Jun 26
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 42 ENGINEERING

Citation Formats

Roberts, Jeffery James, Antoun, Tarabay H., and Lomov, Ilya N. High strain rate method of producing optimized fracture networks in reservoirs. United States: N. p., 2015. Web.
Roberts, Jeffery James, Antoun, Tarabay H., & Lomov, Ilya N. High strain rate method of producing optimized fracture networks in reservoirs. United States.
Roberts, Jeffery James, Antoun, Tarabay H., and Lomov, Ilya N. Tue . "High strain rate method of producing optimized fracture networks in reservoirs". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1185297.
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