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Type: Conference paper
Title: Optimised fracture network model for Habanero reservoir
Author: Xu, C.
Dowd, P.
Wyborn, D.
Citation: Proceedings of the 2010 Australian Geothermal Energy Conference, held in at the Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide South Australia 16-19 Nov 2010 / H. Gurgenci and R. Weber (eds.): pp.98-103
Publisher: Geoscience Australia
Publisher Place: www
Issue Date: 2010
ISBN: 9781921781384
Conference Name: Australian Geothermal Energy Conference (3rd : 2010 : Adelaide, Australia)
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Chaoshui Xu, Peter Dowd, and Doone Wyborn
Abstract: Fracture networks and their connectivity are the principal factors affecting fluid flow in hot dry rock (HDR) geothermal reservoirs. Largely because of the complexity of the problem models of HDR reservoirs tend to be over-simplified using either a very limited number of fractures or an equivalent porous media approach. This paper describes a Markov Chain Monte Carlo (MCMC) conditioning technique for reservoir fracture modelling by taking into account the seismic events collected during the fracture stimulation process. Using the technique, the fracture model “evolves” during the simulation process and eventually converges to a predefined optimal criterion. The proposed method is tested using seismic data collected during the hydraulic fracture stimulation processes of the Habanero wells in Geodynamics’ Cooper Basin project.
Keywords: Fracture network
seismic events
Markov chain Monte Carlo
Rights: © Commonwealth of Australia, 2010
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