Hydraulic fracturing to induce caving: Fracture model development and comparison to field data

R. G. Jeffrey, A. Settari, K. W. Mills, X. Zhang, E. Detournay

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Abstract

Hydraulic fracturing is used at Moonee Colliery to induce caving as part of the routine operation of this longwall mine. Measurements undertaken to successfully introduce hydraulic fracturing to Moonee and pressure records routinely obtained from each treatment provide a unique opportunity to develop and test a new model of hydraulic fracture growth near a free surface. This paper presents the results of the comparison for several fracture treatments, demonstrating that the model is able to match the treatment data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationDC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS)
Editors Elsworth, Tinucci, Heasley
PublisherAmerican Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
Pages251-259
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9026518277, 9789026518270
StatePublished - Jan 1 2001
Event38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, DC Rocks 2001 - Washington, United States
Duration: Jul 7 2001Jul 10 2001

Publication series

NameDC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS)

Other

Other38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, DC Rocks 2001
CountryUnited States
CityWashington
Period7/7/017/10/01

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    Jeffrey, R. G., Settari, A., Mills, K. W., Zhang, X., & Detournay, E. (2001). Hydraulic fracturing to induce caving: Fracture model development and comparison to field data. In Elsworth, Tinucci, & Heasley (Eds.), DC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS) (pp. 251-259). (DC Rocks 2001 - 38th U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics (USRMS)). American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA).