The presence of fractures, whether natural or induced, has become increasingly important in recent years in the exploitation of Earth’s natural resources. Especially in rocks that have a low matrix permeability, the presence of fractures is critical for reaching flow rates sufficient for economic hydrocarbon production and heat extraction for geothermal reservoirs. Better prediction of subsurface fracture arrangements and their mechanical and flow response have become an increasingly relevant field of research.
We propose here a multi-disciplinary session on the arrangement and mechanical evolution of natural and induced fracture networks and their response to fluid flow in low-permeability rocks on a multitude of scales (from pore-scale to basin-scale). We encourage submissions from experimental, numerical and field studies on fracture network formation and control on fluid flow of naturally and hydraulically fractured systems. Also studies that address the role of fractures on both shale gas and tight geothermal reservoir application cases are welcomed. We especially encourage early-career scientists to present their work in this session.

Co-organized as EMRP1.71/TS2.5
Convener: Richard Bakker | Co-conveners: Auke Barnhoorn, Jan Borgomano, Ismay Vénice Akker
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Hall X1

Attendance time: Thursday, 11 April 2019, 16:15–18:00 | Hall X1

Chairperson: Richard Bakker, Auke Barnhoorn
X1.90 |
David Carlo Austria, Philip Benson, and Annette E. Götz
X1.91 |
Alexandre Schubnel, Zhi Geng, Audrey Bonnelye, Christian David, and Pierre Dick
X1.92 |
Abdulwaheed Ògúnsàmì, Jan V.M. Borgomano, Jérôme Fortin, and Ian Jackson
X1.94 |
Thomas Chauve, Luc Scholtès, Frédéric-Victor Donzé, Nazmul Haque Mondol, and François Renard
X1.96 |
Auke Barnhoorn, Richard Bakker, Lisanne Douma, Anne Pluymakers, and Giovanni Bertotti
X1.98 |
Reinier van Noort and Viktoriya Yarushina
X1.99 |
Andrew Fraser-Harris, Christopher McDermott, Gary Couples, Katriona Edlmann, Alexander Lightbody, Marco Fazio, and Martin Sauter
X1.100 |
Maartje E. Houben, John Kaszuba, Auke Barnhoorn, and Suzanne J.T. Hangx
X1.101 |
Nathaniel Forbes Inskip, Philip Meredith, John Browning, Agust Gudmundsson, and Michael Chandler
X1.102 |
Kayode Adeoye-Akinde, Janine Kavanagh, and Agust Gudmundsson