Fractures, faults, and the nonlinear RTM dynamics of sedimentary basins

Tuncay K., Park A., Ortoleva P.

Workshop on Resource Recovery, Minnesota, United States Of America, 15 - 19 January 2000, vol.131, pp.131-159 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • Volume: 131
  • City: Minnesota
  • Country: United States Of America
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-159
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


A unique 3-D 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.