Hydraulic Fracture Geometry Modeling Techniques for Extracting Unconventional Reservoirs

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Mohamed Ali Khalil
Abdunaser Omar Susi


This study aims to provide a comprehensive review of all hydraulic fracture geometry modeling techniques available in the conventional and unconventional reservoirs. We are introducing a comparison study between major available hydraulic fracture modeling techniques, advantages, and disadvantages of each one according to the latest related studies. The study includes the three general families of models: 2D models, pseudo-3D models, and fully 3D models. Consequently, the results of this work can be used for selecting the proper model to simulate or stimulate the reservoir to enhance oil recovery using hydraulic fracturing. Also, these results can be used for any future updates related to hydraulic fracturing stimulation based on the comparisons that were conducted.

Hydraulic fracture, models, modeling techniques.

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Khalil, M. A., & Susi, A. O. (2020). Hydraulic Fracture Geometry Modeling Techniques for Extracting Unconventional Reservoirs. Journal of Engineering Research and Reports, 19(1), 1-5. https://doi.org/10.9734/jerr/2020/v19i117219
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