Propagation of a semi-infinite hydraulic fracture in a poroelastic medium

Yevhen Kovalyshen, Emmanuel Detournay

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Abstract

This study analyses the tip region of a fluid-driven fracture in a permeable poroelastic medium, by considering the stationary problem of a steadily moving semi-infinite hydraulic crack. The model accounts for the existence of a tip cavity filled with pore fluid sucked from the porous medium and the build-up of a low-permeability cake on the walls of the fracture associated with leak-off of the fracturing fluid. The paper summarizes the general solution of the stationary problem, as well as the near- and far-field asymptotes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPoromechanics V - Proceedings of the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics
Pages431-437
Number of pages7
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 15 2013
Event5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, BIOT 2013 - Vienna, Austria
Duration: Jul 10 2013Jul 12 2013

Publication series

NamePoromechanics V - Proceedings of the 5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics

Other

Other5th Biot Conference on Poromechanics, BIOT 2013
CountryAustria
CityVienna
Period7/10/137/12/13

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