Welcome to our fracture studies website. This site details our decades of work with natural fractures and their implications to production. Enjoy and please contact us for additional information.
NEW COURSES AND REPORTS
UPCOMING SHORT COURSES
Publically offered short courses are listed below. In-house short courses focusing on your company's specific proprietary data, needs and interests are available upon request.
Natural Fractures in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs
Understanding, Evaluating and Managing Fractured Reservoirs (M231)
Fractured Reservoirs: From Geologic Concepts to Reservoir Models
Natural Fractures and Production in Different Reservoir Lithologies, Examples and Analogs from the San Juan Basin (New Mexico and Colorado, USA) (N371)
Recent and Ongoing Fractured Reservoir Analyses
Public and Private Investor Reports - previously published public papers/reports provided through links on the Case Studies/clients webpage. Private reports are available as appropriate through direct contact.
Kurdistan, Iraq – An AAPG presentation on "Fractured Reservoirs of the Shaikan Anticline, Northern Iraq" is a summary of field and core work and is available as a pdf within our FractureStudies database Shaikan Anticline. This is a singular example of some of our work done over multiple years in the Kurdistan region. Additional descriptions and photographs can be found on our FutureStudies/Contact page.
Niobrara Formation: Fracture Types and Distributions – A private-investor report in the development phase – interested and current research participants please coordinate with Dr. Lorenz on project specifics (photos).
Tensleep Formation Fracture Study Compendium – A summary of three and a half years (2007-2010) of field, outcrop and core studies on the Tensleep Formation for the Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute at the University of Wyoming. The report is available by request at www.eori.uwyo.edu or as a pdf within our FractureStudies database Tensleep Formation Fracture Study Compendium.
Fracture Studies done by John C. Lorenz and Scott P. Cooper provide insight and solutions for:
Why do fracture analyses?
1. The advantages and importance of knowledgeable fracture analysis:
2. Why this fracture-analysis team is unique:
3. Multidisciplinary interactions:
Aerial photography, and geology of production and analog areas:
List of publications:
Two papers published in the American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin (one on fractures within the Spraberry Formation the second on a fracture model based on Teapot Dome) are provided here with permission from AAPG as locked PDFs. Additional publications are available through the AAPG at www.aapg.org.
Our publications with the Department of Energy are available through the DOE’s Information Bridge website at www.osti.gov/bridge/. This site provides free public access to all of the DOE’s Scientific and Technical publications.
We provide several of our public-domain reports including nine Multiwell Experiment Project Reports as PDFs in our Fracture Studies/Clients page. We can provide additional articles, papers and reports on request.
Free public access to our DOE reports through:
Information Bridge: Department of Energy Scientific and Technical Information
Dr. Ahmed Ouenes
FractureStudies has for years co-taught classes on fractured-reservoirs and worked joint projects with Dr. Ahmed Ouenes of FracGeo (www.fracgeo.com). Dr. Ouenes and FracGeo have unique capabilities in fractured-reservoir modeling using Continuous Fracture Networks and are currently breaking new ground in the understanding of the interactions between natural fractures and hydraulic stimulation fractures.
FracGeo LLC, The Woodlands, TX
Deformation Research group at the University of Leeds, Leeds, UK www.rdr.leeds.ac.uk
Enhanced Oil Recovery Institute at the University of Wyoming
Petroleum Professional Development Center of Midland College
American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)
Rocky Mountain Association of Geologists (RMAG)
Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Wyoming Geological Association (WGA)
Let us provide you the courses, field trips, (all guaranteed to include lunch stops at fall aspen groves) data and/or interpretations to help analyze and produce your teams’ reservoir.