Modelling and Imaging of Fluids in Fractures

Hydraulic fracturing is a process where fluids are injected in high pressure into wells and fracture the rocks. This process is the driver for shale gas extraction and therefore its efficiency plays a major role for unconventional oil recovery. One of the key questions in such a process is the extent that the pressurized fluids penetrate the reservoir. The goal of this research is to investigate the use of electromagnetic methods for the imaging, identification and control of this process. Modeling and imaging the electromagnetic response of fluids in fractured is a challenging task, and deeper understanding will benefit the industry partners.

Christoph Schwarzbach, Patrick Belliveau, Kristofer Davis, Sanna Tyrvainen, Xiaojin Tan & TBD
Superviseur universitaire: 
Dr. Eldad Haber
Project Year: 
British Columbia