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Novel true triaxial apparatus applied to the study of thermal effects on water injectivity under anisotropic stress conditions

Novel true triaxial apparatus applied to the study of thermal effects on water injectivity under anisotropic stress conditions

Category
Academic chapter/article/Conference paper
Abstract
In this paper we have studied the effects on fracture initiation and propagation by precooling the borehole region, using our recently developed novel true triaxial apparatus, giving us the capability of recreating fully anisotropic stress conditions with a semi-circular sample geometry. The results show a significant reduction in the injection pressure needed to initiate fracture propagation in a sample with a precooled borehole region, compared to a reference sample at room temperature. Modified Discrete Element Method (MDEM) simulations are underway to support the findings.
Client
  • Research Council of Norway (RCN) / 244506
Language
English
Author(s)
Affiliation
  • SINTEF Industry / Petroleum
Year
Publisher
American Rock Mechanics Association (ARMA)
Book
Proceeding of 53th US Rock Mechanics / Geomechanics Symposium
ISBN
978-1-5108-9406-8