Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics / Edition 1

Hydraulic Fracture Mechanics / Edition 1

by Peter Valko, Michael J. Economides
     
 

The book explores the theoretical background of one of the most widespread activities in hydrocarbon wells, that of hydraulic fracturing. A comprehensive treatment of the basic phenomena includes: linear elasticity, stresses, fracture geometry and rheology. The diverse concepts of mechanics are integrated into a coherent description of hydraulic fracture

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Overview

The book explores the theoretical background of one of the most widespread activities in hydrocarbon wells, that of hydraulic fracturing. A comprehensive treatment of the basic phenomena includes: linear elasticity, stresses, fracture geometry and rheology. The diverse concepts of mechanics are integrated into a coherent description of hydraulic fracture propagation. The chapters in the book are cross-referenced throughout and the connections between the various phenomena are emphasized. The book offers readers a unique approach to the subject with the use of many numerical examples.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471956648
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
10/17/1995
Pages:
318
Sales rank:
522,002
Product dimensions:
6.73(w) x 10.04(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Hydraulically Induced Fractures in the Petroleum and Related Industries.

Linear Elasticity, Fracture Shapes and Induced Stresses.

Stresses in Formations.

Fracture Geometry.

Rheology and Laminar Flow.

Non-Laminar Flow and Solids Transport.

Advanced Topics of Rheology and Fluid Mechanics.

Material Balance.

Coupling of Elasticity, Flow and Material Balance.

Fracture Propagation.

Fracture Height Growth (3D and P-3D Geometries).

Appendix.

References.

Index.

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