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27 Fracturing in unconventional reservoirs


Weiguo Liang, Taiyuan University of Technology, China

Description: With the dramatic increase of energy demands, it becomes essential to explore a variety of unconventional energy resources, such as shale gas, coalbed methane, geothermal energy, etc., which requires the application of fracturing in unconventional reservoirs. To improve this technique, we need to get more insights of the mechanism underlying the fracturing process. Central to this task is to understand the THMC coupling processes in-depth, which is challenging and further complicated by the influence of the mechanical properties of unconventional reservoirs. This session is devoted to the experimental investigation, modelling, numerical simulation of fracturing in unconventional reservoirs. In addition, any advance in conventional fracturing techniques is also welcome.