A Framework of Integrated FlowGeomechanicsGeophysics Simulation for Planar Hydraulic Fracture Propagation Chapter uri icon


  • 2018 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. We investigate the integrated forward numerical simulation of flow, geomechanics, and geophysics for monitoring propagation of the hydraulic fractures. We numerically model microearthquakes (MEQs) and electrical/electromagnetic (EM) signals from solutions of coupled flow-geomechanics simulation. Specifically, the MEQs are calculated by geomechanics solutions such as the area, displacement, and direction of the newly created hydraulic fractures, while the EM signals can be generated by flow solutions such as pore space occupied by the injected fluid. The framework of this integrated forward simulation can be useful for joint analysis and inversion for characterizing the hydraulically fractured reservoirs and for detecting the propagation of hydraulic fractures, integrating the in situ data such as production/injection data, induced seismicity, and the EM data.

author list (cited authors)

  • Kim, J., & Um, E. S.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Kim, Jihoon||Um, Evan Schankee

Book Title

  • Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

publication date

  • January 2018