Unconventional Liquid Reservoirs (ULRs) are produced economically through horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing. In terms of modeling fracturing stimulation treatment and post-fracturing production performance, several key issues are yet-to-be solved such as generation of realistic fracture networks and simulation of fluid flow within the fracture networks. This study focuses on development of accurate, efficient, and robust algorithms to assist decision-makers regarding where, when and how to frac and refrac the well.
Current Research Topics:
- Fracture Simulation with Unstructured PEBI Grids (Jianlei Sun, PhD. candidate, Crisman scholar)
- Development of Equivalent Permeability calculation and Iteratively Coupled Fluid Flow and Geomechanics Simulation Codes by Using Fractal and Statistical Methods (Sangyup Lee, PhD. candidate)