3D fracture network dynamics in reservoirs, faults and salt tectonic systems

Tuncay K., Park A., Payne D., Ortoleva P.

Meeting on Fracture and In-Situ Stress Characterisation of Hydrocarbon Reservoirs, London, Canada, 01 January 1999, vol.209, pp.155-175 identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 209
  • Doi Number: 10.1144/gsl.sp.2003.209.01.14
  • City: London
  • Country: Canada
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-175
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A unique 3D computer simulator is used to predict natural fracture network characteristics in the subsurface. The model is based on the numerical solution of rock deformation processes coupled to the myriad of other basin reaction, transport and mechanical (RTM) processes. The model integrates seismic, well log and surface geological data to arrive at a quantitative picture of the distribution of fractures, stress, petroleum and porosity, grain size and other textural information.