|Principal Investigator: Ebrahim Fathi|
|Project Number||Project Status|
|RPSEA Project Manager: Skip Pratt|
|Range Resources Corporation; Appalachian, LLC|
|Period of Performance|
|Start Date||End Date|
|January 19, 2011||August 31, 2015|
|Total Project Cost||RPSEA Share||Cost Share|
The overall objective is to develop a fundamental basis for characterization of geomechanical performance of shale gas reservoirs in the process of hydraulic fracturing stimulation. This effort shall focus on predicting fault reactivation (shear slippage) and improving effectiveness of hydraulic fracturing stimulation to enhance production of horizontal gas shale wells, targeting the Marcellus shale in the Appalachian Basin.
The executable simulator code wtih an example, input/output data & work flow illustration software can be found here.
|RPSEA Project Fact Sheet:||Download 310.4 KB|
|Prediction of Fault Reactivation in Hydraulic Fracturing of Horizontal Wells in Shale Gas Reservoirs ( 1.3 MB )||Annual Report||11/12|
|Prediction of Fault Reactivation in Hydraulic Fracturing of Horizontal Wells in Shale Gas Reservoirs ( 138.9 KB )||Technology Status Assessment||04/11|
|Prediction of Fault Reactivation in Hydraulic Fracturing of Horizontal Wells in Shale Gas Reservoirs ( 3.7 MB )||Final Report|