Constant-Rate Drawdown Solutions Derived for Multiple Arbitrarily Oriented Uniform-Flux, Infinite-Conductivity, or Finite-Conductivity Fractures in an Infinite-Slab Reservoir Conference Paper uri icon


  • Abstract A new analytical pressure transient solution (constant rate) for a well containing multiple arbitrarily-oriented uniform-flux, infinite-conductivity, or finite-conductivity fractures in an infinite-slab reservoir is presented. The multiple-fracture solution is derived using a new uniform-flux solution for a single arbitrarily-oriented fracture in an anisotropic reservoir. The variables in this solution are: fracture half-length, fracture conductivity, and fracture angle of rotation for each fracture relative to the primary fracture. Example constant-rate type curves are provided for two intersecting fractures cruciform or oblique and three intersecting fractures trifracture.

name of conference

  • All Days

published proceedings

  • All Days

author list (cited authors)

  • Craig, D. P., & Blasingame, T. A.

citation count

  • 21

complete list of authors

  • Craig, DP||Blasingame, TA

publication date

  • January 2006