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.
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Table of Contents
Hydraulically Induced Fractures in the Petroleum and Related Industries.
Linear Elasticity, Fracture Shapes and Induced Stresses.
Stresses in Formations.
Rheology and Laminar Flow.
Non-Laminar Flow and Solids Transport.
Advanced Topics of Rheology and Fluid Mechanics.
Coupling of Elasticity, Flow and Material Balance.
Fracture Height Growth (3D and P-3D Geometries).