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Title: A fully coupled method for massively parallel simulation of hydraulically driven fractures in 3-dimensions: FULLY COUPLED PARALLEL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURES IN 3-D

Abstract

This study describes a fully coupled finite element/finite volume approach for simulating field-scale hydraulically driven fractures in three dimensions, using massively parallel computing platforms. The proposed method is capable of capturing realistic representations of local heterogeneities, layering and natural fracture networks in a reservoir. A detailed description of the numerical implementation is provided, along with numerical studies comparing the model with both analytical solutions and experimental results. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method for modeling large-scale problems involving hydraulically driven fractures in three dimensions.

Authors:
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  1. Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, Livermore 94550 CA U.S.A.
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Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab. (LLNL), Livermore, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1343019
Report Number(s):
LLNL-JRNL-654315
Journal ID: ISSN 0363-9061
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-07NA27344
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 41; Journal Issue: 5; Journal ID: ISSN 0363-9061
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; hydraulic fracture; fracture mechanics; geomechanics; high-performance computing

Citation Formats

Settgast, Randolph R., Fu, Pengcheng, Walsh, Stuart D. C., White, Joshua A., Annavarapu, Chandrasekhar, and Ryerson, Frederick J. A fully coupled method for massively parallel simulation of hydraulically driven fractures in 3-dimensions: FULLY COUPLED PARALLEL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURES IN 3-D. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. https://doi.org/10.1002/nag.2557.
Settgast, Randolph R., Fu, Pengcheng, Walsh, Stuart D. C., White, Joshua A., Annavarapu, Chandrasekhar, & Ryerson, Frederick J. A fully coupled method for massively parallel simulation of hydraulically driven fractures in 3-dimensions: FULLY COUPLED PARALLEL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURES IN 3-D. United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/nag.2557
Settgast, Randolph R., Fu, Pengcheng, Walsh, Stuart D. C., White, Joshua A., Annavarapu, Chandrasekhar, and Ryerson, Frederick J. Sun . "A fully coupled method for massively parallel simulation of hydraulically driven fractures in 3-dimensions: FULLY COUPLED PARALLEL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURES IN 3-D". United States. https://doi.org/10.1002/nag.2557. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1343019.
@article{osti_1343019,
title = {A fully coupled method for massively parallel simulation of hydraulically driven fractures in 3-dimensions: FULLY COUPLED PARALLEL SIMULATION OF HYDRAULIC FRACTURES IN 3-D},
author = {Settgast, Randolph R. and Fu, Pengcheng and Walsh, Stuart D. C. and White, Joshua A. and Annavarapu, Chandrasekhar and Ryerson, Frederick J.},
abstractNote = {This study describes a fully coupled finite element/finite volume approach for simulating field-scale hydraulically driven fractures in three dimensions, using massively parallel computing platforms. The proposed method is capable of capturing realistic representations of local heterogeneities, layering and natural fracture networks in a reservoir. A detailed description of the numerical implementation is provided, along with numerical studies comparing the model with both analytical solutions and experimental results. The results demonstrate the effectiveness of the proposed method for modeling large-scale problems involving hydraulically driven fractures in three dimensions.},
doi = {10.1002/nag.2557},
journal = {International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics},
number = 5,
volume = 41,
place = {United States},
year = {2016},
month = {9}
}

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