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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.
Mining-industry; Gas-mixtures; Petroleum; Hydraulic-equipment; Natural-gas
OP; Journal Article
Issue of Publication
Journal of Petroleum Technology
Page last reviewed: April 12, 2019
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