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The first commercial ‘all in one’ and advanced application package to answer challenging fracture design problems at multiple scales.

Elfen’s fracture modeling capabilities achieve this within the framework of advanced constitutive laws coupled with fracture initiation, propagation, closure and production algorithms with fluid flow and proppant transport. 

Phase II of FracGas JIP starting July 2016 – sponsors still accepted.

  • Stress governed fracture propagation
  • DFN, fracture hydraulic conductivity
  • Fracture closure and production
  • Re-fracking, Multiple wells & multi-stage models

Modelling Capabilities

  • Multi-mode failure
  • Formation stress changes
  • Cycle through stimulation → production → re-stimulation
  • True 3D fracture propagation with arbitrary non-planar paths
  • Proppant placement accounting for gravitational effects
  • Multiple wells, multiple clusters
  • Fracture propagation accounting for wellbore geometry and stress field
  • Hydraulic-natural fracture interaction
  • Height growth in layered/laminated rocks
Influence of stress shadow on the direction of propagating hydraulic fractures

Influence of stress shadow on the direction of propagating hydraulic fractures

Variation of fracture width in complex curved fracture plane

Variation of fracture width in complex curved fracture plane

Propagation of the hydraulic fracture with a partial leak of hydraulic fracturing fluid into the bedding plabes

Propagation of the hydraulic fracture with a partial leak of hydraulic fracturing fluid into the bedding plabes

Damage of the caprock due to hydraulic fracture evolution

Damage of the caprock due to hydraulic fracture evolution

Non-uniform hydraulic fracture plane in the reservoir with contrasting layer properties

Non-uniform hydraulic fracture plane in the reservoir with contrasting layer properties

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Business Benefits

Consultancy

Our consultancy service provides computational solutions and independent advice to individual industrial problems. expert users within all aspects of the elfen software suite.

Training

We have configured different levels of learning, from a basic understanding of the ELFEN suite of software right up to industry-tailored applications.