Mechanics Of Hydraulic Fracturing

byChing H. Yew, Xiaowei WengEditorChing H. Yew

Hardcover | September 19, 2014

Mechanics Of Hydraulic Fracturing by Ching H. Yew
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Revised to include current components considered for today's unconventional and multi-fracture grids,Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Editionexplains one of the most important features for fracture design the ability to predict the geometry and characteristics of the hydraulically induced fracture. With two-thirds of the world's oil and natural gas reserves committed to unconventional resources, hydraulic fracturing is the best proven well stimulation method to extract these resources from their more remote and complex reservoirs. However, few hydraulic fracture models can properly simulate more complex fractures. Engineers and well designers must understand the underlying mechanics of how fractures are modeled in order to correctly predict and forecast a more advanced fracture network.

Updated to accommodate today's fracturing jobs,Mechanics of Hydraulic Fracturing, Second Editionenables the engineer to:

  • Understand complex fracture networks to maximize completion strategies
  • Recognize and compute stress shadow, which can drastically affect fracture network patterns
  • Optimize completions by properly modeling and more accurately predicting for today's hydraulic fracturing completions


  • Discusses the underlying mechanics of creating a fracture from the wellbore
  • Enhanced to include newer modeling components such as stress shadow and interaction of hydraulic fracture with a natural fracture, which aids in more complex fracture networks
  • Updated experimental studies that apply to today's unconventional fracturing cases
1. Fracturing of a Wellbore and 2-D Fracture Model 2. Three-Dimensional Fracture Modeling 3. Proppant Transport in a 3-D Fracture 4. Deviated Wellbores 5. Link Up of Mini-fractures from Perforated Holes 6. Turning of Fracture from a Deviated Wellbore 7. Fracture Propagation in Naturally Fractured Formations 8. Stress Shadow 9. Experime...
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Title:Mechanics Of Hydraulic FracturingFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:244 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inShipping dimensions:244 pages, 9.41 X 7.24 X 0.98 inPublished:September 19, 2014Publisher:Gulf Professional PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0124200036

ISBN - 13:9780124200036

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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