Laboratory test of hydraulic fracturing in unconsolidated deformable rocks

T. Ito, A. Igarashi, K. Yamamoto

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Abstract

Nowadays hydraulic fracturing is performed for not only competent rocks but also unconsolidated sand. In the latter case, pore pressure should play a key role on fracture initiation and propagation, while the role is still unclear. Thus we examined the fracturing phenomena in laboratory experiments, and observed peculiar phenomena such as the drastic change in fracture patterns by injection flow rate and the fracturing suppression caused by slight change in formation permeability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPoromechanics IV - 4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
EditorsHoe I. Ling, Andrew Smyth, Raimondo Betti
PublisherDEStech Publications
Pages1001-1006
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)9781605950068
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Jan 1
Event4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics - New York, United States
Duration: 2009 Jun 82009 Jun 10

Publication series

NamePoromechanics IV - 4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics

Other

Other4th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Period09/6/809/6/10

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Acoustics and Ultrasonics
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials

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