Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

Hydraulic Fracture Modeling

1st Edition - November 30, 2017

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  • Author: Yu-Shu Wu
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128129982
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128129999

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Hydraulic Fracture Modeling delivers all the pertinent technology and solutions in one product to become the go-to source for petroleum and reservoir engineers. Providing tools and approaches, this multi-contributed reference presents current and upcoming developments for modeling rock fracturing including their limitations and problem-solving applications. Fractures are common in oil and gas reservoir formations, and with the ongoing increase in development of unconventional reservoirs, more petroleum engineers today need to know the latest technology surrounding hydraulic fracturing technology such as fracture rock modeling. There is tremendous research in the area but not all located in one place. Covering two types of modeling technologies, various effective fracturing approaches and model applications for fracturing, the book equips today’s petroleum engineer with an all-inclusive product to characterize and optimize today’s more complex reservoirs.

Key Features

  • Offers understanding of the details surrounding fracturing and fracture modeling technology, including theories and quantitative methods
  • Provides academic and practical perspective from multiple contributors at the forefront of hydraulic fracturing and rock mechanics
  • Provides today’s petroleum engineer with model validation tools backed by real-world case studies


Petroleum engineers, senior reservoir engineers, senior production engineers

Table of Contents

  • 1. Fundamentals of Rock Fracturing Mechanics
    2. Advances in Rock Fracture Studies and Modeling Approaches
    3. Advances in Modelling Hydraulic Fracturing (with emphasis on Oil/Gas Production from Conventional and Unconventional Reservoirs)
    4. Advances in Rock Fracture Studies in other Subsurface Resources and Applications
    5. Model Validation Studies
    6. Model Application Studies

Product details

  • No. of pages: 566
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Gulf Professional Publishing 2017
  • Published: November 30, 2017
  • Imprint: Gulf Professional Publishing
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128129982
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128129999

About the Author

Yu-Shu Wu

Yu-Shu Wu
Yu-Shu Wu is currently a tenured Professor and the Reservoir Modeling Chair for the Department of Petroleum Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines in Golden, Colorado, USA. Dr. Wu's research and teaching areas include reservoir engineering, specifically reservoir characterization and simulation, fractured reservoir characterization, and non-Newtonian and non-Darcy flow behavior. Previously, Yu-Shu has worked as a Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researching unconventional natural gas resources, Adjunct Professor at Peking University in Bejiing, the China University of Geosciences in Beijing, and the China University of Petroleum in Qingdao as well as a Researcher at SINOPEC and PetroChina. Yu-Shu has published over 300 conference articles, 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, contributed to mulitiple book chapters, and remains active on many journal publications as technical editor. He is a Fellow and member of the Geological Society of America, a member of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, American Geophysical Union, and a member of the International Professionals for the Advancement of Chinese Earth Sciences. Yu-Shu earned a BS in Petroleum Engineering from Daqing Petroleum Institute, a MS in Petroleum Engineering from Southwest Petroleum Institute (China), and a MS and PhD both in Reservoir Engineering from University of California at Berkeley.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor and Reservoir Modeling Chair, Department of Petroleum Engineering, Colorado School of Mines, Golden, Colorado, USA

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