Applied Mathematics and Mechanics

, Volume 22, Issue 4, pp 385–393 | Cite as

3-D Fracture Propagation Simulation and Production Prediction in Coalbed

  • Da-li Guo
  • Lu-jun Ji
  • Jin-zhou Zhao
  • Ci-qun Liu


In accordance with the fracturing and producing mechanism in coalbed methane well, and combining the knowledge of fluid mechanics, linear elastic fracture mechanics, thermal transfer, computing mathematics and software engineering, the three-dimensional hydraulic fracture propagating and dynamical production predicting models for coalbed methane well is put forward. The fracture propagation model takes the variation of rock mechanical properties and in-situ stress distribution into consideration. The dynamic performance prediction model takes the gas production mechanism into consideration. With these models, a three-dimensional hydraulic fracturing optimum design software for coalbed methane well is developed, and its practicality and reliability have been proved by example computation.

coalbed fracturing three-dimensional fracture propagation production predicting desorption diffusion 


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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Da-li Guo
    • 1
  • Lu-jun Ji
    • 2
  • Jin-zhou Zhao
    • 3
  • Ci-qun Liu
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceSouthwest Petroleum InstituteNanchongP R China
  2. 2.Department of Petroleum EngineeringSouthwest Petroleum InstituteNanchongP R China
  3. 3.Department of Post GraduateSouthwest Petroleum InstituteNanchongP R China
  4. 4.Institute of Porous Flow and Fluid MechanicsChinese Academy of ScienceLangfangP R China

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