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

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