Predicting connected fracture networks: Field validation of numerical models

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We apply the mechanically driven approach to fracture modelling of Welch et al. (2019) to two fractured outcrops, Nash Point in South Wales and Robin Hood’s Bay in NE England. We show that the local stress field developed around larger faults is a key control on the geometry of the fractures, along with layer thickness, fracture propagation rate and layer stiffness. We can use this information to predict fracture anisotropy and connectivity.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2020
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Event4th Naturally Fractured Reservoir Workshop - Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates
Duration: 11 Feb 202013 Feb 2020
Conference number: 4


Conference4th Naturally Fractured Reservoir Workshop
CountryUnited Arab Emirates
CityRas Al Khaimah

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