HYDRAULIC FRACTURING IN FIELD PERMEABILITY TESTING

FIELD STUDIES AT THE DEAD SEA, ISRAEL, AND IN OSLO HAVE INDICATED THAT SERIOUS ERRORS MAY BE INTRODUCED IN ESTIMATING THE PERMEABILITY OF FINE-GRAINED CLAY SOILS USING IN SITU TESTS IF EXCESSIVE WATER PRESSURES ARE USED, A FACT ALREADY APPRECIATED BY ROCK AND PETROLEUM ENGINEERS. MODEL LABORATORY TESTS IN LONDON HAVE CONFIRMED THAT VERY LOW PRESSURES MUST BE EMPLOYED AND MATEMATICAL ANALYSIS HAS BEEN DEVELOPED TO INDICATE THE FACTORS WHICH INFLUENCE THE ALLOWABLE PRESSURE. BY INDUCING FRACTURE THE EXISTING STRESSES IN THE GROUND MAY BE ESTIMATED. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • 1 APP
  • Authors:
    • Bjerrum, L
    • Nash, J K
    • Kennard, R M
    • Gibson, R E
  • Publication Date: 1972

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  • Accession Number: 00230240
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 24 1974 12:00AM