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Title: The Role of Chemistry in Fracture Pattern Development and Opportunities to Advance Interpretations of Geological Materials

Abstract

Fracture pattern development has been a challenging area of research in the Earth sciences for more than 100 years. Much has been learned about the spatial and temporal complexity inherent to these systems, but severe challenges remain. Future advances will require new approaches. Chemical processes play a larger role in opening-mode fracture pattern development than has hitherto been appreciated. This review examines relationships between mechanical and geochemical processes that influence the fracture patterns recorded in natural settings. For fractures formed in diagenetic settings (~50 to 200 °C), we review evidence of chemical reactions in fractures and show how a chemical perspective helps solve problems in fracture analysis. We also outline impediments to subsurface pattern measurement and interpretation, assess implications of discoveries in fracture history reconstruction for process-based models, review models of fracture cementation and chemically assisted fracture growth, and discuss promising paths for future work. To accurately predict the mechanical and fluid flow properties of fracture systems, a processes-based approach is needed. Progress is possible using observational, experimental, and modeling approaches that view fracture patterns and properties as the result of coupled mechanical and chemical processes. A critical area is reconstructing patterns through time. Such data sets are essential formore » developing and testing predictive models. Other topics that need work include models of crystal growth and dissolution rates under geological conditions, cement mechanical effects, and subcritical crack propagation. Advances in machine learning and 3-D imaging present opportunities for a mechanistic understanding of fracture formation and development, enabling prediction of spatial and temporal complexity over geologic timescales. Finally, geophysical research with a chemical perspective is needed to correctly identify and interpret fractures from geophysical measurements during site characterization and monitoring of subsurface engineering activities.« less

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [4]; ORCiD logo [5]; ORCiD logo [6]; ORCiD logo [7];  [8];  [9];  [10];  [11]; ORCiD logo [3]; ORCiD logo [7];  [6]; ORCiD logo [12];  [6];  [2]; ORCiD logo [13]; ORCiD logo [14]
  1. Bureau of Economic GeologyThe University of Texas at Austin Austin TX USA
  2. Geocosm LLC Durango CO USA
  3. Sandia National Laboratories Albuquerque NM USA
  4. Chemical Sciences DivisionOak Ridge National Laboratory Oak Ridge TN USA
  5. Institute of Structural Geology, Tectonics and GeomechanicsRWTH Aachen University Aachen Germany
  6. Department of GeosciencesVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg VA USA
  7. Department of GeosciencesPennsylvania State University University Park PA USA
  8. Chevron Energy Technology Company Houston TX USA
  9. Department of Geological SciencesCentral Connecticut State University New Britain CT USA
  10. Physical Sciences DivisionPacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland WA USA
  11. Hildebrand Department of Petroleum and Geosystems EngineeringThe University of Texas at Austin Austin TX USA
  12. Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary SciencesMassachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge MA USA
  13. Department of PhysicsThe University of Texas at Austin Austin TX USA
  14. Department of PhysicsPurdue University West Lafayette IN USA
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Research Org.:
Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE; USDOE Office of Science (SC), Basic Energy Sciences (BES) (SC-22). Chemical Sciences, Geosciences & Biosciences Division
OSTI Identifier:
1562148
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1562150; OSTI ID: 1594884
Grant/Contract Number:  
DE‐FG02‐03ER15430; DE‐NA0003525; FG02-03ER15430; NE 822/34-1; UR 64/17-1; NA0003525
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Reviews of Geophysics (1985)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Reviews of Geophysics (1985) Journal Volume: 57 Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 8755-1209
Publisher:
American Geophysical Union (AGU)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; fractures; faults; crack seal; fluid inclusions; shale; unconventional resources; CO2 sequestration; quartz; fracture reservoir

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Laubach, S. E., Lander, R. H., Criscenti, L. J., Anovitz, L. M., Urai, J. L., Pollyea, R. M., Hooker, J. N., Narr, W., Evans, M. A., Kerisit, S. N., Olson, J. E., Dewers, T., Fisher, D., Bodnar, R., Evans, B., Dove, P., Bonnell, L. M., Marder, M. P., and Pyrak‐Nolte, L. The Role of Chemistry in Fracture Pattern Development and Opportunities to Advance Interpretations of Geological Materials. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1029/2019RG000671.
Laubach, S. E., Lander, R. H., Criscenti, L. J., Anovitz, L. M., Urai, J. L., Pollyea, R. M., Hooker, J. N., Narr, W., Evans, M. A., Kerisit, S. N., Olson, J. E., Dewers, T., Fisher, D., Bodnar, R., Evans, B., Dove, P., Bonnell, L. M., Marder, M. P., & Pyrak‐Nolte, L. The Role of Chemistry in Fracture Pattern Development and Opportunities to Advance Interpretations of Geological Materials. United States. doi:10.1029/2019RG000671.
Laubach, S. E., Lander, R. H., Criscenti, L. J., Anovitz, L. M., Urai, J. L., Pollyea, R. M., Hooker, J. N., Narr, W., Evans, M. A., Kerisit, S. N., Olson, J. E., Dewers, T., Fisher, D., Bodnar, R., Evans, B., Dove, P., Bonnell, L. M., Marder, M. P., and Pyrak‐Nolte, L. Sat . "The Role of Chemistry in Fracture Pattern Development and Opportunities to Advance Interpretations of Geological Materials". United States. doi:10.1029/2019RG000671.
@article{osti_1562148,
title = {The Role of Chemistry in Fracture Pattern Development and Opportunities to Advance Interpretations of Geological Materials},
author = {Laubach, S. E. and Lander, R. H. and Criscenti, L. J. and Anovitz, L. M. and Urai, J. L. and Pollyea, R. M. and Hooker, J. N. and Narr, W. and Evans, M. A. and Kerisit, S. N. and Olson, J. E. and Dewers, T. and Fisher, D. and Bodnar, R. and Evans, B. and Dove, P. and Bonnell, L. M. and Marder, M. P. and Pyrak‐Nolte, L.},
abstractNote = {Fracture pattern development has been a challenging area of research in the Earth sciences for more than 100 years. Much has been learned about the spatial and temporal complexity inherent to these systems, but severe challenges remain. Future advances will require new approaches. Chemical processes play a larger role in opening-mode fracture pattern development than has hitherto been appreciated. This review examines relationships between mechanical and geochemical processes that influence the fracture patterns recorded in natural settings. For fractures formed in diagenetic settings (~50 to 200 °C), we review evidence of chemical reactions in fractures and show how a chemical perspective helps solve problems in fracture analysis. We also outline impediments to subsurface pattern measurement and interpretation, assess implications of discoveries in fracture history reconstruction for process-based models, review models of fracture cementation and chemically assisted fracture growth, and discuss promising paths for future work. To accurately predict the mechanical and fluid flow properties of fracture systems, a processes-based approach is needed. Progress is possible using observational, experimental, and modeling approaches that view fracture patterns and properties as the result of coupled mechanical and chemical processes. A critical area is reconstructing patterns through time. Such data sets are essential for developing and testing predictive models. Other topics that need work include models of crystal growth and dissolution rates under geological conditions, cement mechanical effects, and subcritical crack propagation. Advances in machine learning and 3-D imaging present opportunities for a mechanistic understanding of fracture formation and development, enabling prediction of spatial and temporal complexity over geologic timescales. Finally, geophysical research with a chemical perspective is needed to correctly identify and interpret fractures from geophysical measurements during site characterization and monitoring of subsurface engineering activities.},
doi = {10.1029/2019RG000671},
journal = {Reviews of Geophysics (1985)},
number = 3,
volume = 57,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {7}
}

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