Factors that predict fracture orientation in a gas storage reservoir.
Komar-CA; Overbey-WK Jr.; Rough-RL; Lambert-WG
J Petrol Technol 1971 May; 23(5):546-550
The data presented here indicate that surface joints and lineaments as revealed by aerial photographs are related to the maximum horizontal stress in a region and to the orientation of induced vertical wellbore fractures. This information could help engineers to make the optimum choice of wells for fracturing, thus enhancing reservoir performance.
Journal of Petroleum Technology