Program

Wednesday April 8th
09:00-09:45Registration and coffee
09.45-10.00Opening by TU/e's new rector - Frank Baaijens
10:00-11:00

Sau-Wai Wong

Shell International Exploration and Production inc.

Practical hydraulic fracture stimulation design models

11:00-12:00

Josef Shaoul

Fenix Consulting Delft

Truth is stranger than fiction - Fracturing in the real world versus fracture modeling

12:00-13:30Lunch
13:30-14:30

Anthony Peirce

University of British Columbia

Modeling multi-scale processes in hydraulic fracture propagation using the Implicit Level Set Algorithm (ILSA)

14:30-15:30

Blaise Bourdin

Louisiana State University

Loss of symmetry of hydraulically stimulated fractures

15:30-16:00Coffee break
16:00-17:00

René de Borst

University of Glasgow

Modelling of fractures in fluid-saturated porous media using extended and isogeometric finite element analysis

17:00-18:00

Mary Wheeler

University of Texas at Austin

Fracture propagation and flow modeling in porous media

Thursday April 9th
8:30-9:30

Tobias Backers

Geomecon GmbH

XFEM based fracture propagation simulations - method, examples, challenges

9:30-10:30

Andrea Lisjak

Geomechanica Inc.

Numerical simulation of fluid-pressure-driven fracturing using a hybrid finite-discrete element approach

10:30-11:00Coffee break
11:00-12:00

Branko Damjanac

Itasca Consulting Group

Application of Distinct Element Methods to simulation of hydraulic fracturing in fractured reservoirs.

12:00-13:00

Janos Urai
RWTH Aachen University

Numerical simulation of the interaction of fractures with pre-existing healed fractures in rock - DEM-SPH simulation and field examples from the Jebel Akhdar pressure cell, Oman

13:00-14:00Lunch
14:00-15:00

Andreas Bauer

SINTEF Petroleum Research

A modified discrete model (MDEM) for hydraulic-fracture simulations in low-permeability rock formations, and its application to extended leak-off test simulations

15:00-15:15Closure