Development of the T+M coupled flow-geomechanical simulator to describe fracture propagation and coupled flow-thermal-geomechanical processes in tight/shale gas systems

Jihoon Kim and George Moridis. Computers and Geosciences. October 2013.


Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed and demonstrated a new coupled fluid flow, heat flow and geomechanical computer simulator. This simulator can now be used to simulate hydraulic fracturing of tight and shale gas systems. This work was conducted as part of the Subsurface Migration Modeling research project.

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