Numerical and Experimental Study ofHydraulic Fracture Active Source Monitoring
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Hydraulic fracturing is one of the most common operations performed on oil and gas wells. As the hydraulic fracture propagation is so complex, monitoring techniques are used to determine the real-time geometry of the induced fracture. In this work focus is made on numerical and experimental study of active monitoring of hydraulic fracture. Discrete element method is used for numerical simulation of seismic wave transmission in a block of rock being hydraulically fractured. In this method the rock is modeled by an assembly of round particles. On the other hand the results of an ultrasonic laboratory experiment in which a block of cement is fractured, are reported. Numerical and experimental deliver similar results which are in agreement with those published in literature. The results show interesting information which can be applied for active monitoring of field hydraulic fractures.
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