Estimation of the Hydraulic Fracture Propagation Rate in the Laboratory Experiment

  • M. Trimonova
  • E. Zenchenko
  • N. Baryshnikov
  • S. Turuntaev
  • P. Zenchenko
  • A. Aigozhieva
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In this paper we present the results of the laboratory experiment aimed at the research of the hydraulic fracture propagation rate. The laboratory experiment was carried out according to similarity criteria. The fracture growth rate was determined by one direct method and two indirect methods. The direct method was based on registering the formation of the fracture by conductive strips. The first indirect method was based on the variations of the pressure in the well. The second one was based on a numerical solution of the problem of hydraulic fracture propagation.


Hydraulic fracturing Pore pressure Laboratory experiment Fracture growth Fluid injection Numerical model 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Geosphere Dynamics of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia
  2. 2.Moscow Institute of Physics and TechnologyMoscowRussia

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